St Aloysius' College

The Jesuit Tradition

Jesuit ANZAC Father Edward Sydes SJ

St. Aloysius' College is a Catholic independent day school for boys from Year 3 to Year 12, situated in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The College, which has an enrolment of about 1200 students, is conducted by the Jesuit Order and is part of a worldwide network of 1000 Jesuit primary and secondary schools and universities. The first school was commenced by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Order, in 1548.

The College aspires to assist and support parents in the formation of their sons in the Ignatian tradition of education producing "men for others' who are balanced and motivated, integrating spiritual maturity and academic excellence with a rounded social and physical development.

A Jesuit education stresses the acquisition of skills and techniques in a purposeful and balanced perspective. While emphasis is placed on the development of intellectual and mental skills, attention is also given to other aspects of personal formation, such as character, attitudes, values and social interaction.