Loyola School (New York City)
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Loyola School is a
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high school on the
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Upper East Side
of
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, founded in 1900 by the Society of Jesus. Originally a
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boys school, Loyola became coeducational in 1973, becoming the only
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college preparatory high school in the
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. It has a student enrollment of two hundred, with an average class size of fifteen students. The school is located two city blocks east of
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and Museum Mile on 83rd Street and
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in
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. St. Ignatius Church is in the same
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and is used for various school functions. The church is
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as a NYC landmark and the complex is
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. St. Ignatius Loyola School is an elementary school that also shares the complex but there is no official link between the schools.


History

The Rev. Robert Fulton, (1826–1895), eleventh pastor (from 1880) of St. Lawrence O'Toole (the original parish name of St. Ignatius Loyola), purchased the northwest corner of Park Avenue and 83rd Street (in the Yorkville neighborhood) adjacent to his church. The purchase price was $7,500.00. Upon the church's rebuilding and re-dedication, the
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strengthened their ties to this parish by founding the school, which was encouraged by the
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at St. Vincent Ferrer and the Paulist Fathers at St. Paul the Apostle (New York City), St. Paul the Apostle. Ground was broken for the new school in February 1899. The school opened to students in October 1900 with classes held in the nearby priests' residence. After various building material strikes delayed completion, the six-story Renaissance Revival style steel-framed school opened on December 17, 1900, and was formally dedicated by Michael A. Corrigan, Archbishop of New York, on February 11, 1901. The ''New York Herald'' reviewed the new "Early Renaissance Type" building, reporting that "the building cost about $125,000; and the property, taken with the lot on which it is located, represents an expenditure of over $200,000. The exterior of the building is constructed entirely of Ohio sandstone, with cornices, and a flambeau with coat of arms just over the entrance.... It is of the most advanced fireproof construction.... Altogether the building represents the highest degree of architectural excellence as applied to schools." The Latin inscription on the first floor chapel bow's blind window panel (with segmental pediment) of the Park Avenue facade reads "SANCT IGNATIO / DE LOYOLA / PATRI LEGIFERO / SOCIETATIS JESV / QVI VBICVMQVE / GENTIVM / IN SPEM RELIGIONIS / ET CIVITATIS / ADOLESCENTES MORIBUS / ET BONIS ARTIBVS / IMBVIT / AEDES HAE / DEDICANTVR" which translates: "To Saint Ignatius Loyola / Founder of the Society of Jesus / who for the good of Church and State / everywhere / has stored the minds of youth / with virtue and learning / these buildings are dedicated." The chapel was decorated by Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J., (1857–1924), who had previously been a designer at the Jesuit Georgetown University. The stained glass was by Louis C. Tiffany and above Schroen's white marble altar was a canopied statue of Our Lady of Lourdes by the New York-sculptor Joseph Sibbel. The six-story gymnasium and rectory on 43–63 E 83rd Street was built 1953 to designs by architects Eggers & Higgins at a reported cost of $800,000. The five-story extension at 39–41 E 83rd Street was completed by the same architects in 1954 at a reported cost of $290,000.


Notable alumni

*Sep11:Casualties of the September 11, 2001 Attacks: City of New York#Ar-Ay, Michael Joseph Armstrong, vice president of electronic trading, Cantor Fitzgerald; died on September 11, 2001 *Sep11:Casualties of the September 11, 2001 Attacks: City of New York#Cr, Kevin Raymond Crotty, managing director, Sandler O'Neill and Partners; died on September 11, 2001 *Sep11:New York City Fire Department#Squad 41, Thomas Cullen, New York City Fire Department, FDNY firefighter; died on September 11, 2001 *Drea de Matteo, actress *Jim Dwyer (journalist), Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist *Wellington Mara, former owner, New York Giants National Football League, NFL team *Sep11:Casualties of the September 11, 2001 Attacks: City of New York#Sh, Joseph Patrick Shea, partner (business rank), partner and executive director, senior executive managing director, Cantor Fitzgerald; died on September 11, 2001 *Horace Stoneham, former owner, San Francisco Giants, New York/San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball, MLB team *Dan Topping Jr., Former GM and VP of the New York Yankees *Robert F. Wagner Jr., Mayor of New York City and US Ambassador to Spain. *Neal Finn, second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.


Headmasters and Principals of Loyola School

*William J. Ennis, S.J., (1900–1903) *James P. Fagan, S.J., (1903–1906) *Patrick F. O'Gorman, S.J., (1906–1920) *J.H. Farley, S.J., (1920–1932) *Frances E. Garner, S.J., (1932–1939) *Walter A. Reilly, S.J., (1939–1946) *C. Justin Hanley, S.J., (1946–1949) *Peter J. Daly, S.J., (1949–1960) *Robert J. Haskins, S.J., (1960–1968) *Michael J. Guerra (1968–1982) *James F. Fox, S.J., (1982–1995) *Joseph J. Papaj, S.J., (1995–2001) *Franklin N. Caesar (2001–2004) *James F.X. Lyness (2004–2014) *Kristin Ross (2014–2017)Robert F. Meade and Joann M. Kusk.''The Centennial History of Loyola School:1900–2000'' (New York: [self-published], 2000), p.vii Following Dr. Ross's appointment, the title of "headmaster" was retired and replaced with that of "principal." *Adam Lewis (2017-2019) *James F.X. Lyness (2019–present)


Presidents of Loyola School

*Neil Norbert McKinnon, S.J., (1900–1907) *William O'Brien Pardow, S.J., (1907–1909) *David W. Hearn, S.J., (1909–1915) *J. Havens Richards, S.J., (1915–1919) *James J. Kilrowy, S.J., (1919–1924) *Patrick F. O'Gorman, S.J., (1924–1930) *Edward J. Sweeney, S.J., (1930–1933) *William J. Devlin, S.J., (1933–1935) *W. Coleman Nevils, S.J., (1935–1940) *Francis A. McQuade, S.J., (1940–1945) *John Edwards Gratton, S.J., (1945–1949) *C. Justin Hanley, S.J., (1949–1952) *Robert I. Gannon, S.J., (1952–1958) *John J. McGinty, S.J., (1958–1960) *William T. Wood, S.J., (1960–1966) *Charles T. Taylor, S.J., (1966–1970) *Robert Haskins, S.J., (1970–1975) *John Kelly, S.J., (1975–1981) *James F. Fox, S.J., (1981–1995) *Joseph J. Papaj, S.J., (1995–2002) *Stephen Katsouros, S.J. (2002–2011) *Tony Oroszlany (2011–present)


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Loyola School
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