"If you find you have fallen, do not despair; even falls are an aid to well-being."- Saint Ignatius Loyola
Loyola Academy, Alwal is a Catholic and Jesuit Educational Institution for Higher Education in Telangana, India that enjoys a distinguished heritage and Jesuit Tradition. Loyola Academy is grounded in a 450-year-old educational tradition inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Today, as a consequence of this long tradition, we can identify a number values that inspirit our institution. At the core of this tradition are certain transcendent institutional values that are:
Loyola Academy applies Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), i.e.,Learning through Context, Experience, Reflection, Action and Evaluation. The paradigm reminds faculty to build a reflective practice where students attempt to make meaning of their learning and then move into action on what they have learned and evaluate the success of the action to change their lives, by developing students' knowledge as well as skills, guiding them to grow in wisdom and harmony, nurturing in them a deep sense of right values, directing them in fostering healthy relationships, celebrating with the diverse forms of faiths and culture, thus enabling them to develop as Holistic individuals.
Academic excellence describes the great importance that Jesuits have placed on the mind as a means for uncovering truth and discovering meaning. Loyola Academy’s emphasis on academic excellence is reflected in the careful selection of faculty and students, the quality of teaching and the importance of research on campus, and it has led to our recognition as one of the top three colleges in the City.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Inque Hominum Salutem" (For the Greater Glory of God and the Salvation of Humanity) is the motto of the Society of Jesus and of the college. It means any work that is not evil, even one that would normally be considered inconsequential to spiritual life, can be spiritually meritorious if it is performed in order to give glory to God.
Magis is a Latin word that means "more" or "greater". Magis refers to the philosophy of doing more for Christ, and therefore doing more for others. Magis is the value of striving for the better, striving for excellence. Loyola Academy believes in Magis-driven leadership. A Magis-driven leader is not content to go through the motions or settle for the status quo but is restlessly inclined to look for something more, something greater.
Cura Personalis translates as “Care of the Person”. Cura Personalis suggests individualized attention to the needs of the other, distinct respect for his or her unique circumstances and concerns, and an appropriate appreciation for his or her particular gifts and insights.
The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. It is about a traveller who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road. First a priest and then a Levite comes by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan passing by helps the injured man, despite the fact that Samaritans and Jews despised each other. Loyola Academy, through its various extension and social outreach programmes aims at moulding a Good Samaritan in all its students.
Reflecting themes from the Second Vatican Council, the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus made a significant commitment to ecumenical and interreligious engagement and understanding. As Loyola Academy comprises a wide variety of religious traditions, the Interfaith Forum and the Campus Ministry of the college supports Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist student groups.
St. Ignatius believed that prayer and reflectivity should so guide our choices and actions that our activity itself becomes a way of entering into union with and praising God. Contemplation is a critical dimension of the spiritual life and it is reflected in Loyola Academy’s commitment to daily prayer, Eucharistic worship and retreats. Analogously, in the academic life, Loyola Academy believes that a spirit of reflectivity is a critical aspect of intellectual inquiry.
Sustainable development can be classified as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. Loyola Academy views "the term 'sustainability' as humanity's target goal of human-ecosystem equilibrium (homeostasis).
God created our mind, heart and soul to exist in cohesion with one another. Developing the whole person and integrating all aspects of our lives into an unwavering expression of character and heart is central to Jesuit pursuit. Therefore, Loyola Academy places emphasis on developing the whole person and integrating all aspects of their lives. The result of this kind of a unison is a whole person of solidarity for the real world.
Being engaged in community is a core value of the Jesuit tradition urging that all men and women should share gifts generously, pursue justice, and show concern for the poor and marginalized. Loyola Academy believes all people all have a responsibility to make the world a better place for one another and a responsibility to care for one another’s humanity by helping it flourish. Loyola Academy uses this value to broaden students’ understanding of cultural and global differences and increase civic engagement.
The Jesuit tradition believes in teaching behaviours that reflect critical thought and responsible action on moral and ethical issues. Instead of shying away from using intellect or growing in their understanding, they apply critical thought to every pursuit, as it works together to illuminate a perspective of the world and culture around them. Loyola Academy achieves this end by teaching behaviours that reflect critical thought and responsible action on moral and ethical issues.