Immaculate Heart High School (Los Angeles)

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Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School
View of front facade of the Immaculate Heart College, a Catholic girls school on Franklin Avenue at the head of Western Avenue, 1905 (CHS-5522).jpg
Immaculate Heart Convent and College – later High School c.1907
Address
5515 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028
United States
Coordinates 34°6′20″N 118°18′35″W / 34.10556°N 118.30972°W / 34.10556; -118.30972Coordinates: 34°6′20″N 118°18′35″W / 34.10556°N 118.30972°W / 34.10556; -118.30972
Information
Type Private
Motto Maria Immaculata Spes Nostra
(Immaculate Mary Our Hope)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1906
President Maureen Diekmann
Principal Naemah Morris
Grades preparatory through to final year of high school; 6-12
Gender Girls
Enrollment 550 High School
200 Middle School (2015)
Average class size 21
Student to teacher ratio 17:1
Athletics Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Athletics conference Sunshine League (CIF)
Mascot Panda
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Bamboo
Yearbook Cor Mariae
Tuition $15,200 plus fees (2015–16)
Communities served Immaculate Heart Community
Activities Director Naemah Morris
Admissions Director Jennie Lee
Athletic Director Maureen Rodriguez
Website

Immaculate Heart High School, also known as Immaculate Heart Convent, is a Catholic all-girls school which commences with grade 6 (preparatory/middle school) and continues for seven years; up till year 12. The school is located in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Western Avenue. There are approximately 200 students in the middle school (grades 6–8) and over 550 in the high school (grades 9–12).

History[edit]

The school is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It was founded by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906 as a girl's day and boarding school. Although the school remains on its original site, much of the original Spanish Mission style convent, classrooms and boarders' dormitories were torn down in 1973. The graduation ceremony for the senior class is traditionally held at the Hollywood Bowl. By far the majority of its more than 10,000 graduates have continued their education at colleges and universities across the country. They have served with distinction as artists, musicians, educators, journalists, doctors, lawyers, judges, and stars of stage and screen.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ "History – Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School". Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School. Retrieved 21 November 2015. On April 24, 1905, the ground-breaking took place for a grayish-white edifice, of Moorish, (Spanish) mission architecture....The original convent building, (much of which was torn down in the early 1970s), included classrooms for high school and elementary students, boarding facilities for girls, offices and living quarters for the sisters....In June 1906, six young women became the first graduates of Immaculate Heart High School.....Immaculate Heart soon established its reputation as an excellent college preparatory school for girls (i.e. a training institution for girls wishing to enter university). By far the majority of its more than 10,000 graduates continued their education at colleges and universities across the country. They have served with distinction as artists, musicians, educators, journalists, doctors, lawyers, judges, and stars of stage and screen, to name but a few of the many professions and careers they have entered... Some Immaculate Heart women were pioneers in professions not accustomed to having women. In 1948, the auditorium building was added to the high school.....In 1973, (much of) the original convent building was condemned by the city and was torn down. It was replaced by a classroom/library building......The Jo Anne Cotsen Building (formerly the Immaculate Heart College Student Union Building) was purchased from the American Film Institute in 1983...Traditions and Celebrations – ...seniors graduate in formal ceremonies at the Hollywood Bowl 
  3. ^ Barnes, Mike (2009-05-08). "Actress, dancer Linda Dangcil dies at 67". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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