Principal's Welcome

Mr. Robert A. Loia, newly appointed principal for the basilica school of saint mary 

JULY 6, 2022


I am pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Loia will be joining our school community as Principal, with a start date of Monday, July 18, 2022.  This is a wonderful blessing, and I am grateful for the nationwide search conducted by the members of the Principal Search Committee – including our Chair, Father David Dufresne; Mary Costello; Aimee Viana; Paul Scolese; Trish Weiler; Breigh Finnerty; Diane Elliott; and Hilary Munger – who reviewed applications and conducted interviews via Zoom and in-person.

The committee was unanimous in recommending Mr. Loia to me.  After interviewing him, I am confident that he is highly qualified by his deep Catholic faith, education and experience to advance our parish school on all levels for the benefit of our students, school families, faculty, staff, and the greater parish community. 

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Loia, his wife, Betty, and their children to The Basilica School of Saint Mary and our Basilica family and please keep them in your prayers. 

Yours in Christ, 

Very Rev. Edward Hathaway 
Rector, the Basilica of Saint Mary