Crespi Carmelite High School

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Crespi Carmelite High School
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Official logo of Crespi Carmelite High School
5031 Alonzo Avenue


United States
Coordinates34°9′43.5″N 118°31′17″W / 34.162083°N 118.52139°W / 34.162083; -118.52139Coordinates: 34°9′43.5″N 118°31′17″W / 34.162083°N 118.52139°W / 34.162083; -118.52139
TypePrivate, Day, College-prep
MottoZelo Zelatus Sum Pro Domino Deo Exercituum.
(With zeal have I been zealous
for the Lord God of Hosts.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Patron saint(s)Our Lady of Mount Carmel
FounderFr. Gus Carter, O.Carm
PresidentDr. Kenneth A. Foersch
PrincipalDr. Liam Joyce
HeadteacherBrett Louis
Enrollment507< (September, 2018)
 • Grade 9147
 • Grade 10142
 • Grade 11118
 • Grade 12100
Campus size8 Acres
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Brown, White and Gold    
Slogan"Celt Pride"
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Mission League
Sports13 sports
Team nameCelts
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges,[1] Western Catholic Educational Association
NewspaperThe Celt
YearbookLos Encinos
Tuition$17,100 (2018-2019)
Feeder schoolsGreater Los Angeles Area

Crespi Carmelite High School, shortly known as Crespi, is a private Catholic all-male four-year college preparatory high school located in Encino District, Los Angeles, California. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The school was named for Friar Juan Crespí, and was founded in 1959 by the Carmelite religious order, and has been run by the Carmelites since that time.


Crespi Carmelite High School offers a college-preparatory education designed to make every graduate eligible to matriculate to a four-year university. The academic program has twenty Advanced Placement courses for the 2013-2014 school year.

For the fall semester of 2013, Crespi introduced a STEM Cohort program that will allow students to focus on studies that will expose them to and prepare them for STEM careers. Furthermore, Crespi boasts unique academic honors opportunities such as Environmental Studies and Outdoor Leadership. To graduate with honors from this program, students must participate in academic seminars on environmental issues as well as outdoor expeditions such as backpacking and nature trail rehabilitation.


Over the years Crespi has won ten CIF Southern Section division titles – Baseball (Division III in 2003; Division II in 2009), Basketball "Back to Back" State titles (CIF Division IV State Title 2015 and Division I State Title 2016) (Section Division IV-AA in 2001, 2010, and 2015), Football (Big Five in 1986; Division X in 2004 and 2005), Track & Field (Division 2-A in 1973; Division III in 2008), and Water Polo (Division 2-A in 1981).[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Crespi Fine Arts Arts Building



  • Joe Erlinger, President, McDonald's USA
  • Michael Lang, former CEO of Miramax, currently President, International Development & CEO for Motor Trend for Discovery International
  • Brodie Van Wagenen, general manager for the New York Mets, MLB (2018-2020)

Arts and entertainment[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "CIF-Southern Section All Sports Press Guide and Record Book" (PDF). 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  3. ^ "Marvell Tell III, Crespi, Safety". 247Sports. Retrieved December 25, 2019.

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