The Society of Jesus, a Christain Religious Order Founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 has been active in felid of education throughout the world since its origin. In India, the Society of Jesus is at present administering more than 150 schools and colleges in which over 1,15,000 young people belonging to every social status, communtiy and linguistic group, are being educated through the medium of English and different regional languages. These institutions are part of the Catholic Church's effort to share in the country's educational undertaking. This effort, while being particularly responsible to the Christain community, has always been at the service of the whole nation.
Jesuit education is inspired by the vision received from th elife and teaching of Jesus Christ who has always been respected and admired be the people of India. It is also based on the principles of character formation elaborated by St. Ignatius of Loyola. This vision and these principles give the Jesuit education, a specific character and set before their staff and students, th ehigh ideals of humanism and services to towards which they are invited continually to strive.
A Jesuit School aims at the integral personal formation of the yound. To accomplish this, special efforts are made:
♦ to help students to become mature and spiritually oriented men and women of character;
♦ to encourage them continually to strive after excellence in every field;
♦ to value and judiciously use their freedom;
♦ to be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action;
♦ to be selfless in the selfless in the services of their fellowmen and women;
♦ to become agents of needed social change in or country.
A Jesuit School thus aims at making its contribution towards a radi-cal transformation of th epresent social system, so that th eprinciples of social justice, equal oppurtunities, genuine freedom, respect for religious and moral values enshrined in the Constitution of India, may prevail and the possibility of giving a fully human existence may be open to all.
Characteristic note of loyola school, sindagi
Loyola school is a Religious Minority Institution though primarily intended to give education to cathlic children, school is open to all without distinction of caste, class and creed. The motto of Loyola school is;
"Education for Transformation and Liberation" that Loyola school, sindagi seeks consists in forming studends of right principles personally appropriated, students open to the signs of times, in time with their cultural milieu and its problems; men and women for others. students are challenged to go beyond learning to per-sonal study and research. studends are equipped with learning tools to enable them to seize learning opportunities throughout life os as to broaden their knowledge, skills and attiaudes and thus to adapt to a changing and interdependent world. Loyola school, believes in creating men and women of creativity, competence, character, compassion and commitment.
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