Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School

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Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School
Bishop Conaty School.jpg
2900 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles (Harvard Heights), California, (Los Angeles County) 90006
United States
Coordinates 34°2′48″N 118°18′12″W / 34.04667°N 118.30333°W / 34.04667; -118.30333Coordinates: 34°2′48″N 118°18′12″W / 34.04667°N 118.30333°W / 34.04667; -118.30333
Type Private, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1989
Status Open
Principal Rick Spicer
Grades 9-12
Color(s) White and Maroon         
Mascot Wildcat
Team name Wildcats
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Tuition $7,150(2015-2016)
Athletic Director: Janet Chambers

Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School is a Catholic, archdiocesan, all-female high school located in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School was formed in 1989 from the merger of Our Lady of Loretto High School, named in honor of the Basilica della Santa Casa, and Bishop Conaty Memorial High School. Bishop Conaty was the Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles from 1903 to 1915. Bishop Conaty Memorial High School was opened in September, 1923 and was originally named All Girls' Catholic High School.

The school is located at 2900 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

The Holy House of Loretto is located in the town of Loreto, Italy. It houses the black Madonna and Child. Its color comes from the Lebanon cedar tree. Locally the Madonna is of Caucasian persuasion.

Our Lady of Loretto High School opened in September, 1949 as an all-female Catholic high school at 241 North Lake Street, Los Angeles. It was opened during the episcopate of Cardinal James Francis Mclntyre. 1974 marked its 25th Jubilee Year for Loretto High and its Panthers, the school's mascot. The yearbook features Loretto's History, Alumnae and present year of the 1974 school year. Due to the connection with Loretto Catholic Church, pictures of the old Gothic Church and present Church are also seen.

From 1989 to 1994, the school was known as Our Lady of Loretto-Bishop Conaty High School, with the name change occurring in July, 1994.

The school is within walking distance from Loyola High School, a Jesuit all-boys Catholic High School.

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  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 

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