Loyola Elementary

Loyola Elementary School

logo loyolaLoyola School boasts a popular "Secret Garden" featuring raised planter boxes in a circular pattern, windmill, a garden dome which grows gourds in the spring/summer and sweet peas in the fall/winter, several garden play areas, a compost and vermicompost area, a butterfly/hummingbird garden, and sensory garden. Additional features include a shaded seating area with a trellis and a labyrinth constructed. At lunchtime parent and community volunteers offer students activities in the garden such as planting, harvesting, saving seeds, composting, and garden maintenance. The Native Habitat Garden features plants from the chaparral, redwood, oak woodland, and riparian plant communities and is used for life science lessons and Native American studies. It also includes a dry creek bed and pathway for wheelchair accessibility. There are also a series of mini gardens along the breezeway running through the classroom wings planted with native plants, plants used by Native Americans, and pollinator/beneficial insect attracting plants. In addition, many other classroom planter boxes are used for Living Classroom lessons.

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