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MISSION & VISION

What we want to achieve, and how we plan to get there

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"Some things do not change, and the reason for Loyola is one of them. We are still driven by the same mission and sense of purpose as on the day when we started - give selflessly and shape great individuals."

- Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ -Rector

Our Vision

| What we want to get
The vision of Jesuit education is :


  • To impart higher education with integral formation which involves academic excellence, spiritual growth, social commitment and value based leadership.

The Philosophy of the Vision of Loyola Academy:

1. Loyola Academy evolves a process of learning based on the exercises that begins with freeing of persons from bias and guides one to make life’s choices through discernment.
2. Excellence in education is not just accumulation of knowledge by memory but deeper understanding that makes a student more wise than knowledgeable.
3. Students are called to do their very best and to always strive for personal excellence in all aspects of life – intellectual, emotional, moral and physical. This personal excellence leads to concern for others. It is a love in service to the people on the periphery.
4. The Ignatian tradition guides a formative process in and through teaching, learning and governance that emphasizes the awareness of God’s active presence in human life in positive and life affirming ways.
5. Self, God/Nature and others altogether form a triadic locus in which the learner forms his/her personality that influences social change.
6. The Leader in Ignatius tradition offers a paradigm for making choices through discernment in a spiritual context, between several possibilities all of which are potentially good.

Our Mission

| What we want to do
  • It is to form “men and women for others” and mould our students as global citizens with competence, conscience and compassionate commitment. Special concern is shown towards the socially and economically underprivileged students.

Philosophy of Mission:
The education of men and women of competence, conscience, commitment, compassion and imbued with the desire to seek all things for the greater glory of God, representing the enduring aspiration of Loyola Academy.

The 4 "C"s of the Mission Statement are :

1. COMPETENCE

2. CONSCIENCE

3. COMMITMENT

4. COMPASSION

Objectives to fulfill

| The vision and mission:
Since 41 years, Loyola Academy in conformity with its vision and mission has been implementing the following :

• Students are called to do their best and to strive for personal excellence in all aspects of life- intellectual, emotional, moral and physical, culminating in the Holistic formation of an individual.
• Through an integrated formation of students in academics and spirituality, as well as value-based training and social commitment.
• By creating an ambience for Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm (IPP)
• Directing them to foster healthy relationships
• Celebrating with them diverse forms of faith and culture
• The college empowers students especially those hailing from the rural background through academic and co-curricular nourishment.
• The institute’s mission for offering quality education to socially and economically backward classes addresses social needs, access, equity, and quality.
• The college ensures Higher Education Policy by introducing modern, professional, innovative skill-based courses, offering the benefit of education to all and facilitating economic empowerment of women.
• The institute constantly encourages students to participate in activities like NCC, NSS, Clubs, Sports and Games, Curricular and Co-curricular programmes which provides an opportunity to achieve excellence.

We fulfill this Vision-Mission:


  • 01
    Through a more integrated formation in academics and spirituality, as well as through value-based training and social commitment.
  • 02
    By creating an ambience for Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm, namely "Learning, Experience,Reflection and Action", and
  • 03
    By implementing the following:
    • - 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 them diverse forms of faiths and culture
    • - Helping them to develop as holistic persons and

For and through all this, we seek God's help.

5 Elements of Ignatian Pedagogy



Context-
Since human experience, always the starting point in a Jesuit education, never occur in a vacuum, educators must know as much as possible about the actual context within teaching and learning take place. Teachers need to understand the world of the learner, including the ways in which family, friends, peers and the larger society impact that world and effect the learner for better or worse.

Experience-
Teachers must create the conditions whereby learners gather and recollect the material of their own experience in order to distil what they understand already in terms of facts, feelings, values, insights and intuitions they bring to the subject matter at hand. Teachers later guide the learners in assimilating new information and further experience so that their knowledge will grow in completeness and truth.

Reflection-
Teachers lay the foundations of learning how to learn by engaging students in skills and techniques of reflection. Here memory, understanding, imagination and feelings are used to grasp the essential meaning and value of what is being studied, to discover its relationship to other facts of human knowledge and activity and to appreciate its implications in the continuing search for truth.

Action-
Teachers provide opportunities that will challenge the imagination and exercise the will of the learners to choose the best possible course of action from what they have learned. What they do as result under the teachers direction, while it may not immediately transform the world into global community of justice, peace and love, should at least be an educational step towards that goal even if it merely leads to new experiences, further reflections and consequent actions within the subject area under consideration.

Evaluation-
Daily quizzes, weekly or monthly tests and semester examinations are familiar instruments to assess the degree of mastery of knowledge and skills achieved. Ignatian pedagogy, however aims at evaluation which includes but goes beyond academic mastery to the learners well- rounded growth as persons for others. Observant teachers will perceive indications of growth or lack of growth in class discussions and students generosity in response to common needs much more frequently.

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