La Reina High School

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La Reina
106 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, California, (Ventura County), 91360
United States
Coordinates 34°12′11″N 118°52′35″W / 34.20306°N 118.87639°W / 34.20306; -118.87639Coordinates: 34°12′11″N 118°52′35″W / 34.20306°N 118.87639°W / 34.20306; -118.87639
Type Private
Motto ...where quality and the individual count
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1964
Head of school Dr. Michael Bates
Grades 6-12
Gender Girls
Enrollment approx. 600 (2012)
Campus size 40-acre (160,000 m2)
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Mascot Regent
Team name Regents
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper "The Herald"
Tuition $12,600.00 (2014-2015 school year)
Affiliation Sisters of Notre Dame
Director of Admissions Jennifer Laumann Cohen '81
Athletic Director Josh Michael

La Reina High School is a Catholic college preparatory junior and senior high school for girls, located in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California.

La Reina is within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and is owned and administered by the Sisters of Notre Dame of Coesfeld.[2]


La Reina High School is a private Catholic college preparatory junior and senior high school for girls sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame, founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany. The Christian education of youth has always been the Congregation's principal apostolic activity.

La Reina was established in the fall of 1964. The school campus is situated on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) parcel of land. The three original buildings were completed between 1964-1967. James Francis Cardinal McIntyre dedicated La Reina on October 15, 1967. The multipurpose building, now consisting of an auditorium-gym, cafeteria, five classrooms, a mock trial room, a computer lab, and nine offices was built in 1986. This building completed the campus, increasing the maximum enrollment from 400 to approximately 620.

La Reina opened a junior high division in the fall of 1973. Junior high students begin a college preparatory curriculum and can take high school courses in foreign language and mathematics.

In 1984, the graduation requirements were revised to reflect the standards for admission to the University of California.

Among a variety of co-curricular activities available are the athletic and Mock Trial programs. Since 1990, the school's Mock Trial team has won the county competition twenty times, taking the California state championship in 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Their winning streak, spanning from 2011 to 2013, makes La Reina the first team to win the California state championship for three consecutive years in a row. In 2011 and 2012, La Reina's Mock Trial team became the first repeat World Champions after winning the Empire Mock Trial Invitational Tournament in New York City, a highly selective tournament that invites primarily state and national champions from countries all over the world. In 2013, La Reina High School placed second in the nation at the National High School Mock Trial Competition held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

La Reina is fully accredited through 2016 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Western Catholic Educational Association and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association.[3]

La Reina has a "sister school" relationship with Crespi Carmelite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Encino, CA.


Admissions Criteria[edit]

A student is admitted to La Reina High School after the Admissions Committee considers seven basic indicators of the student's potential for success in a college-preparatory school such as La Reina:

  • Desire to attend La Reina High School
  • Above average citizenship grades for the past three years
  • Results of standardized admissions test given at La Reina High School with a composite score above the 60th percentile
  • Personal interview of the applicant and parents by La Reina High School personnel
  • Recommendations from current principal, math teacher, another academic teacher of choice, and a pastor, priest, or religious leader
  • Above average scores on standardized testing over the past three years
  • Scholastic achievement in the last three grades of school:
  • An A/B average will qualify for first round selection if consistent with other indicators
  • C to C+ will receive second consideration
  • Grades of C-, D or F in the last three years will not ordinarily be considered for admittance

As a Catholic School, La Reina gives first consideration to practicing Catholic young women who qualify for the academic program offered. Second preference is given to those students who have an active faith life; all others are selected on the same basis as other applicants without regard to race, color or national and ethnic origin.

Advanced Placement[edit]

Advanced Placement tests show these achievements:

    • ALL students taking an AP class are required to take the corresponding AP test for that subject**

La Reina's overall pass rate is 90%

Over 50% of students in grades 10, 11 and 12 take one or more AP tests each year


Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball


softball field, gymnasium, tennis court, theater stage, computer laboratory, library, chemistry laboratory