St. John Bosco High School

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St. John Bosco High School
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Ad Deum Qui Laetificat Juventutem Meam
(To God, Who Gives Joy To My Youth)
13640 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, California, (Los Angeles County), 90706
Coordinates 33°54′25″N 118°7′28″W / 33.90694°N 118.12444°W / 33.90694; -118.12444Coordinates: 33°54′25″N 118°7′28″W / 33.90694°N 118.12444°W / 33.90694; -118.12444
Type Private, All-Male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Patron saint(s) St. John Bosco
Established 1940
CEEB Code 050-260
President Paul Escala
Director Fr. Joseph Nguyen, SDB
Principal Casey Yeazel
Faculty 60
Grades 912
Enrollment 820 (2014-2015)
Average class size 28
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus size 36 acres (150,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue, white and gold             
Athletics 13 varsity interscholastic sports teams
Nickname Braves
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Brave

St. John Bosco High School (SJBHS) is a Catholic college preparatory school located in Bellflower, California, USA in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, conducted by the Salesians of St. John Bosco, San Francisco Province. SJBHS is named after Saint John Bosco and was originally founded as an elementary and intermediate boarding school by the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1940. The first high-school class graduated in 1956, and in the late 1970s the boarding school closed.

During the Second World War, portions of the school were used as a military barracks.

The school is a Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and has a student body of 758 students in grades 9-12.

St. John Bosco High School is one of the premier Catholic high schools in Southern California. The school's philosophy is to develop the "whole person" including "spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, culturally, artistically, and physically".[2]

Student life[edit]


  • St. John Bosco's cross country team is one of the most well-regarded programs in the state, having won three California State Championships (2003, 2010, 2012), two CIF Southern Section Championships (2003, 2006), and achieved numerous podium finishes over the past 10 years.[when?][citation needed]
  • Bosco is one of two high schools to have a suspended floor in its gymnasium.[citation needed]
  • St. John Bosco Football team was ranked #1 in the nation 2012–13 season[citation needed]
  • St. John Bosco Football team wins the CIF-Southern Section PAC-5 division championship with a 34–7 victory over Trinity League rival Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on December 7, 2013,and finished the season with a 14–0 record. They defeated Centennial High School, Corona, California by the score of 70-49, and defeated De La Salle High School of Concord by a score of 20–14 to win the CIF football Open Division State Championship.[citation needed]
  • St. John Bosco's 2013 percussion ensemble took the American Drumline Association (ADLA) championship for scholastic division A championships.

Notable alumni[edit]

Filming location[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ St. John Bosco High School website: History and Philosophy Accessed February 28, 2009[dead link]
  3. ^ "Hawks snare star Carfino". The Daily Reporter. 10 April 1980. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "James Wesley Cotton". Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Cowan". UCLA Bruins. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nomar Garciaparra". Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Todd Husak". Stanford Cardinal. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dennis Lamp". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b The Baseball Cube statistics Accessed March 31, 2009
  10. ^ "17 Keith Price". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Filming locations for The Invisible Kid". Internet Movie Database. 
  12. ^ "Spider-Man and Cameron Crowe movies give L.A. production a jolt". Los Angeles Times. December 21, 2010. 

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