Bishop Amat Memorial High School
|Bishop Amat Memorial High School|
Show thyself a mother
|14301 Fairgrove Avenue
La Puente, California, (Los Angeles County), 91746
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Authority||Archdiocese of Los Angeles|
|President||Msgr. Aidan Carroll|
|Principal||Mr. Richard Beck|
|Asst. Principal||Ivette Salcedo,
|Chaplain||Fr. Michael J. Sezzi|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Gold|
|Slogan||"Steadfast, Loyal and True"|
|Fight song||"Amat Will Shine"|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Tuition||$7,205 11 Months (as of 13-14)|
Bishop Amat Memorial High School is a co-ed Catholic high school serving the San Gabriel Valley in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and was founded in 1957. The campus is located in La Puente, California, approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in Los Angeles County. The coeducational student body comprises approximately 1,520 students in grades 9 through 12, making Bishop Amat the largest private high school in Los Angeles County. It is the only Catholic high school in Los Angeles County that offers the rigorous Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) (International Baccalaureate).
Bishop Amat Memorial High School is a four-year co-educational Archdiocesan Catholic high school. The mission of the school is to form a faith-filled community and to provide a quality education that addresses the needs of a culturally and academically diverse student body. The comprehensive instructional program flows from a college preparatory curriculum that empowers students to recognize their potential and to meet educational and life challenges in the future. The school, working in partnership with parents and the community, promotes education in Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge by preparing students to embrace Gospel values, to respect themselves and others, to become lifelong learners, and to contribute positively to the community.
The school is named for the first Bishop of Monterey-Los Angeles, the Most Reverend Thaddeus Amat y Brusi, who served as the ordinary of Los Angeles from 1853 to 1878. He founded some of the first schools in Los Angeles and invited the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to open St. Vincent's College, which was the predecessor to Loyola Marymount University. Bishop Amat Memorial High School was formally dedicated to his memory in October 1959.
The Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) (International Baccalaureate) in Bishop Amat
In 2005, Bishop Amat was approved for accreditation by the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organization. the school now offers the full IB diploma for students who meet the strict standards of the IB Programme. Bishop Amat is the only Catholic high school in The Los Angeles County that offers the rigorous Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) International Baccalaureate.
The Bishop Amat Campus
The campus site has grown over the years with the present 200 and 500 wings added in 1959. The gymnasium was added in 1962, the stadium in 1965 and the 300 wing in 1966. In 1973, the school formally became co-educational, with a single administrative structure. A building dedicated to the performing arts was completed in 1982. Four classrooms, including a full computer lab, containing the latest technology available, were completed in 1988. A second computer lab was added in 1993, a refurbished physics lab in 1994 and the Brutocao Library in 1995. In 2000, a new covered lunch structure was built completed with integrated sound system and bbq pit.
In 2002, the school undertook a major campus renovation with plans for the replacement of the Tate Duff Memorial gymnasium. On March 16, 2003 demolition commenced on the facility. A leveled site groundbreaking for the new facility was held on April 16, 2003 with Bishop Zavala conducting the ceremony. On May 16, 2004 the living Rosary was held as the first activity in the new facility. The new Student Activity Center houses a main pavilion which seats 1600 spectators for Masses, assemblies, rallies and basketball and volleyball contests. New locker rooms for boys (down stairs) and girls (upstairs) are included as well as a lunchroom, dance studio, weight room facility and athletic and coaching offices. An equipment room and seminar room enhanced the many uses of the facility. In 2008 the facility was named in honor of Bishop Amat's first President, Monsignor Aidan Carroll who developed the concept of the center and raised the money to pay its cost. In 2014 The school finally opened the Perfecto Aquatics building which houses the school's national winning swim team.
- France Córdova President-Purdue University, Class of 1965
- Carlos Pascual (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, State Departmentenges in the futur’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs), Class of 1976
- Maria Sachs Member of the Florida State Senate, Class of 1967
- Troy Auzenne (NFL player, Class of 1987)
- Eric Bieniemy (NFL player/coach, Class of 1987)
- Ralph Brown (NFL player), Class of 1996
- Allen Evangelista (actor)
- Pat Haden (football player/sportscaster/USC Athletic Director), Class of 1971
- Dan Haren 1998 (MLB pitcher)
- John Jackson (NFL player/Fox Sports broadcaster)
- Brian Kelly (Canadian football) (class of 1974, professional football player for Edmonton Eskimos of Canadian Football League, 1979-1987 elected to Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1991)
- Mike Lamb (MLB player), Class of 1993
- Daylon McCutcheon (retired NFL player)
- John McKay, Jr. (USC Assistant Athletic Director/NFL player/son of football coach John McKay), Class of 1971
- Tamara Mello (actress)
- Kory Minor (NFL player)
- William Robinson (NFL player)
- Brian Russell (NFL player), Class of 1996
- John Sciarra (retired NFL player, All-American quarterback at UCLA. 1976 Rose Bowl in which UCLA upset favored Ohio State University), Class of 1972. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014
- Ryan Smith (NFL player)
- Adrian Young, American football player
- Michael Young 1994 ( retired MLB player)
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