Loretto Academy - Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow, Angels Forever
We have been developing leaders through our values of Faith, Community, Justice and Respect since Loretto Academy opened in 1923.
We are a unit school PK through 12th grade. Brain research supports our PK through5th grade co-education and all girls’ 6th through 12th grades education.
- All that we do is rooted in our four core values of Faith, Community, Justice, and Respect.
- Our curriculum is focused on educating the whole child. Each student receives the personal and individual attention needed to ensure their success. Our students are taught the tools needed to become changemakers within our classrooms, school, families and in their communities. Justice and Respect are grounded in our faith foundation, our Catholic social teachings are integrated throughout our curriculum. There are extra-curricular activities at all levels.
- Elementary Students participate in Spanish, Art, Music and P.E. classes weekly in addition to their core curriculum.
- Middle School students are afforded the opportunity to take Reading in addition to Language Arts. Their electives include Art, PE, French, Spanish, and our Edible Education Program.
- High School also has a full complement of electives.
- Our students practice their Faith daily. We begin and end the day with prayer and although, we are currently unable to celebrate Mass together, we will celebrate virtually.
- Second Graders receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in the during the second semester.
- When able, students participate in mass: weekly in Elementary; twice a month in Middle School; and once a month in High School. During special days, we celebrate through All Academy masses.
- We provide small class sizes that allows for open communication, creativity in the classroom, and more one-on-one time between student and teacher.
- We foster a sense of Community between our students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumnae. The Loretto Community supports our students’ spiritual, emotional, and academic growth.
- We are accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCBED) and nationally by Cognia (formerly AdvancED and SACS – Southwestern Association of Colleges and Schools).
- All students participate in yearlong Service-Learning Projects and reflect on their experience. Projects are developed by students and are supported throughout the school year. In addition, students participate in community service opportunities, addressing immediate and short-term needs in the local community and beyond.
- Parents of students who leave Loretto share that their children are well prepared for continuing their education as they move from division to division and for schools within the El Paso area, nationally and internationally.
- 100% of Loretto Academy graduates are accepted to a college of their choice. The Class of 2020 (78 students) was awarded $26,643,002 in scholarships and grants. The Class of 2019 (94 students) was awarded $35,413,472 in scholarships and grants and the Class of 2018 (88 students) was awarded $28,247,396 in scholarships and grants.
- The Loretto Academy campus is vast and full of open spaces to hold socially distant learning environments.
- Students can participate in many timeless Loretto traditions such as the 5th grade trip, Field Day, Shout Week, Ring Rose, Deck the Doors, Senior Retreat, Senior-Alumna Luncheon, and Spirit Week.