St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School (Oakville)

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St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
Loyola building front.jpg
1550 Nottinghill Gate
Oakville, Ontario, L6M 1S2
School type Separate secondary school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founded 1982
School board Halton Catholic District School Board
Superintendent Camillo Cipriano
Principal Linda Triantafillou
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1100 (September 2015)
Language English and second language classes in French
Area Halton
Colour(s) Navy blue, maroon
Mascot Hank the Hawk
Team name Loyola Hawks

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School is a separate school in Oakville, Ontario.[1] The school teaches curriculum based on the Catholic faith, and has close ties with the Diocese of Hamilton and the local church, St. Matthew's Parish.


The academic program at Loyola is taught by ten principal departments, with the efforts of each coordinated by a department head. The departments at Loyola are:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • French/Moderns
  • Technological Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Business
  • Canadian and World Studies
  • Religion, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Special Education

The school has an academic staff numbering over 90. Loyola has one of the best technology programs in the region, with students from other schools (both separate and public) participating in technology programs offered by the school.

The school also has a strong English program, with 92% of students in grade ten in 2008 passing the OSSLT (Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test).

Loyola has the highest literacy rate in all of Ontario, Canada.


Loyola offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. In addition to over 46 varsity sports teams, the school is home to dozens of clubs of various disciplines. Clubs and organizations at the school include:

  • Student Council
  • Chess Club
  • Social Justice Club
  • Prefects
  • Debate Club
  • Student Athletic Council
  • Multicultural Club
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Free The Children Club
  • SOMA (Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly)
  • Hawk Watch (School Newspaper)
  • Swim Team
  • Math Club
  • Celebrate Life Club
  • H.O.P.E.
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Mock Trial
  • Glee Club
  • Environmental Club

The school also offers opportunities for various trips and exchanges to countries including the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland and Japan.

Loyola also provides opportunities for its students to participate in regional activities, such as the Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly (SOMA).

Recently, particular emphasis has been placed on the Loyola athletics program, with the school holding numerous buyouts and pep rallies in order to drum up support for various sports teams. Additionally, since 2007, the school has upgraded numerous sports facilities at the school, including replacing the gymnasium floor, purchasing electronic bleachers for spectators and spending over $2 million Canadian on a new sports field, which is now completed.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (December 2009) St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
  2. ^ Josh Janniere "High school results, April 28", The Toronto Star, April 28, 2010, accessed April 20, 2011.