Award Year: 2018

Saint Ignatius Loyola School

48 East 84th Street
New York, NY, 10028-0885

(212) 861-3820

Ms. Mary E. Larkin, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of New York

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Incorporate Catholic Christian Values with high academic achievement, thus encouraging enthusiasm for learning and civic responsibility.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Two or more races: 5%
2018 Speech Contest Winners

2018 Speech Contest Winners

Since 1854, Saint Ignatius Loyola School has been an academically challenging and supportive learning environment rooted in Catholic faith and tradition. As a school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, our community of 540 students comprises a diverse population from over 50 nations, who commute from the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.

Our school is considered a hidden gem in the midst of the big metropolis. We pride ourselves on fostering a "small town feel" by nurturing and supporting families and students academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually based on their particular needs. Each morning, 84th Street comes alive with the arrival of students and parents. They are greeted by school administration and student volunteers. At the end of the school day, the entire faculty and administration gather on the street to dismiss the students safely.

Communication is essential to the cohesiveness of the school community. The administration pens a weekly letter to keep our families abreast of daily happenings. The school calendar overflows with a myriad of events. Parents are eager to attend parent workshops, report card conferences, the Annual State of the School meeting, liturgical celebrations, cultural events, fundraisers, community service initiatives, concerts, guest speakers, athletic events, and themed social gatherings.

All who work in this building share the common goal of establishing and maintaining a personal connection with every family as we work toward each individual child's happiness and academic success.