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Motto Men for Others
Established 1852
Type Private High School
President Rev. Thomas A. Pesci, S.J.
Location Towson, Maryland, Flag of the United States United States
Nickname Dons
Website www.loyolablakefield.org

Loyola Blakefield is a Catholic, college preparatory school established by the Jesuits through the spirit of Ignatius Loyola to educate men to serve others. The ideal Loyola graduate is a man of integrity who, because he strives "to find God in all things," is open to growth, dedicated to academic excellence, religious, committed to diversity, and loving . Loyola Blakefield is located in Towson, Maryland. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Towson is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The Dons is a nickname for a number of different sporting teams. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola (December 24, 1491? – July 31, 1556), baptized Íñigo López de Loyola, was the founder of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order commonly known as the Jesuits that was established to strengthen the Church, initially against Protestantism. ... Towson is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ...


Students from Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Carroll County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Pennsylvania attend the school.

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History

Upon reaching Maryland in 1634, the Jesuits carried out the objectives of their forefathers. They wanted to build new men, men who were conscious of a religious purpose. The Jesuits accomplished this in the way they knew best Рthrough education. In 1851, Archbishop Francis Kenric asked the Jesuits to oversee the formation of a school for laymen that would incorporate the Jesuit standards of excellence and build new men conscious of a religious purpose. The construction of Loyola High School began on Calvert Street in Baltimore City, Maryland in early 1852, and on September 15, 1852, the doors opened. Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Cura̤ao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Acad̩mie fran̤aise The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In the early 1930s the growing and cramped high school began to look toward moving north of the city. In 1933, with the support of the Blake family, Loyola purchased the land known today as Blakefield in Towson, Maryland. In 1941, the students moved to the new campus. Between 1981 and 1988, a Middle School was gradually introduced, and in recognition of the two levels of education, Loyola High School officially became known as Loyola Blakefield. Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Loyola Blakefield has seen many changes and enhancements these past few years, some of them striking, such as the construction of Knott Hall which houses the student commons and dining hall, athletic center, and alumni areas, the Burk Hall academic wing, and the renovations to the 60-year-old science laboratories in Wheeler Hall.


The mission and philosophy remain the hallmarks of the Jesuit education at Blakefield, the benchmarks by which true educational success can be measured. There are nearly 1,000 students today at Loyola Blakefield in grades six through twelve.


Academics

Loyola Blakefield maintains a strong academic program, in keeping with Jesuit tradition. Among the Catholic schools in Baltimore it is the best in terms of its average graduating SAT scores, number of National Merit Finalists and other standard metrics of success.


While the curriculum is standard for all students there is increasing flexibility in course selection as one moves from the sixth through the twelfth grades. Popular electives include Greek, Latin and a wide variety of AP courses.


The Loyola Forensics team is a standout club and team at the school. The team, which is led by English instructor Tom Durkin, was the champion of the National Forensics League in 2005. The National Forensic League is one of two U.S. national organizations which direct high school or prep competitive speech events. ...


Athletics

Loyola Blakefield participates in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) for all interscholastic sports, while the Basketball team participates in the Baltimore Catholic League in addition to the MIAA. The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (or MIAA) is a boys sports conference for private high schools generally located in the Baltimore metropolitan area but extending to various other regions, including the states mostly rural Eastern Shore. ... The Baltimore Catholic League (BCL), locally known as the Catholic League is a competitive basketball association composed of private Catholic high schools in the Baltimore, Maryland geographic area. ...


The athletics at Loyola Blakefield are historically successful, most notably in Football, Swimming, and Lacrosse. The Lacrosse program has produced many collegiate athletes, including New England College Designated Clearer Peter Kimmel '01, St. Joseph's University Midfielder J.D. Dvornicky '01, regionally recognized for a shot coined "The No-Angle-D'angle," University of Maryland Prodigal Face-Off Specialist David Tamberrino '02, Hamilton College Defenseman Ned Gilliss '04, and Dickinson College Midfielder/Extra Man Specialist Flynn Burch '02. The Dons recently won 2007 MIAA-A championship in lacrosse by beating the Boy's Latin Lakers by a score of 10-6. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... New England College, also known as NEC, is a four-year, private, liberal arts college located in Henniker, New Hampshire. ... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... University of Maryland, College Park The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public coeducational university situated in suburban College Park, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. The flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to... Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... A mermaid sits atop Dickinson Colleges Old West. ...


The football program is one of Baltimore's most revered. Recent MIAA gridiron championships for the Dons include a three-way title in 2006 and an outright winner in 2003, where the team was led by Brady Smith, currently a member of Boston College's nationally-ranked squad. The Dons 2001 squad was able to beat nationally ranked Gilman in Joseph Brune's final year as head coach. This team was led by star running back Kyle Bell, who went on to captain the lacrosse program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Younger brother Conor, went on to play as a two sport star athlete at the College of Charleston. However, due to multiple head injuries substained, injury-prone Conor Bell was inactivated in his final two seasons at Charleston. He was, to the unfaltering support of his teammates, made honorary captain after they viewed the film Radio, starring Academy Award Winner, Cuba Gooding, Jr. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ...


The soccer program has produced Division I talent in All-American goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald '06 Wake Forest, Defender Matt Reichenbach '06 Lafayette College, and Mike Lookingland '01 Bucknell and Brendan Henderson who was a star high school player. Second in the league in number of championships, only behind Calvert Hall, local high school rival. This intense rivaly produces hundreds of fans every year, however. While the Dons were defeated by Calvert Hall twice in the 2006 season, they hope to fight back in 2007. Mike Potempa '97 was named the Gatorade Maryland High School Player of the Year in 1996. He played on several Youth National Teams while attending Loyola. He went on to become an All-ACC player from 98-00 while playing at Clemson University. He was drafted 69th overall in the 2001 MLS Superdraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, but retired due to injuries. He is currently an assistant coach at his college alma mater. Wake Forest may refer to: Wake Forest, North Carolina, a town of about 12,000 near Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... This article discusses Clemson University. ...


The Tennis program has claimed fourth place in Varisty and MIAA chapms for the secound straight year on JV. The basketball program during the 1970's was regionally recognized as one of prominent status. Led by head coach Jerry Savage, he accumulated 600+ career wins from 1969 to 2003. He produced several D1 athletes, most notably Anthony Guy '78 and Pete Budko '77 who went on to the University of Kansas and University of North Carolina to play basketball. Loyola has been in the most Baltimore Catholic League finals with 13 total, and 6 championships. Savage also coached the 1997 MIAA Championship team, the last championship of any sort for the Dons basketball program. The program faced several disappointing seasons and also had a period of four years in which there were four head coaches. Josh Davalli, a former All-Metro player at Cardinal Gibbons in the mid-90's serves now as the current Varsity head coach, while also teaching in the Middle School.


The Swimming and Diving team, led by legendary coach Keith Schertle, completed its 14th straight MIAA Championship season and top 25 national ranking in 2007. The program has produced many All Americans (including 7 in 2007), multiple Olympians and NCAA division I competitors. Most notable are Patrick Kennedy of the 1984 US Olympic team and former University of Southern California captain Joe Curreri. The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ...


Loyola Blakefield squares off every Thanksgiving Day, in the one of the oldest continual national Catholic high school football rivalries against cross-town rival Calvert Hall College. The game, known as the Turkey Bowl is held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The game is broadcast on television and radio courtesy of WMAR News. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. ... A list of long-standing High School Football Rivalries: For a list of the oldest rivalries see: List of high school football rivalries (100 years+) ^ Harper, Molly (2002-09-27). ... CHC redirects here. ... (also see: Turkey Day Game) Turkey Bowl is a term used to refer to a number of non-professional American football games that take place on or around Thanksgiving Day. ... M&T Bank Stadium is the home to the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimores National Football League franchise. ... WMAR-TV (ABC 2) is the ABC television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Loyola's other rivals pertaining to specific sport are the Calvert Hall College High School Cardinals in football and waterpolo, the McDonogh School Eagles in swimming, the Boys' Latin School Lakers in lacrosse and Mount Saint Joseph High School's Gaels in basketball. Calvert Hall College High School (also known as Calvert Hall or CHC) is a Catholic college preparatory high school for men located in Towson, Maryland, USA. Its mission is to make their students men of faith, men of intellect, and men of integrity. ... McDonogh School is a private, coeducational, K-12, college-preparatory school located in Owings Mills, Maryland, USA. // The school was established near Baltimore, Maryland in 1873 and funded by the estate of John McDonogh, a former Baltimore resident, who died in 1850. ... Mount Saint Joseph College, usually called Mount Saint Joseph High School, is a Catholic school located in the community of Irvington, Maryland. ...


The 2007 C-Side Rugby team won the MIAA title, the first for any Loyola rugby team.


Notable alumni

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Loyola Blakefield at AllExperts (753 words)
Loyola Blakefield is a Jesuit college preparatory school in Towson, a community in Baltimore County, Maryland, in the United States.
Between 1981 and 1988, a Middle School was gradually introduced, and in recognition of the two levels of education, Loyola High School officially became known as Loyola Blakefield.
Loyola Blakefield has seen many changes and enhancements these past few years, some of them striking, such as the construction of Knott Hall which houses the student commons and dining hall, athletic center, and alumni areas, the Burk Hall academic wing, and the renovations to the 60-year-old science laboratories in Wheeler Hall.
Loyola Blakefield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (925 words)
The ideal Loyola graduate is a man of integrity who, because he strives "to find God in all things," is open to growth, dedicated to academic excellence, religious, committed to diversity, loving and dedicated to work for a just world.
In 1941, the students moved to the new campus.
The Loyola Forensics team is a standout club and team at the school.
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