Louisville High School (California)

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Louisville High School
22300 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles (Woodland Hills), California, (Los Angeles County) 91364
United States
Coordinates 34°8′58″N 118°36′35″W / 34.14944°N 118.60972°W / 34.14944; -118.60972Coordinates: 34°8′58″N 118°36′35″W / 34.14944°N 118.60972°W / 34.14944; -118.60972
Type Private, All-Female
Motto Dieu Le Veult; Ut Sint Unum
(God wills it; That all may be one)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1960
Founder Sisters of St. Louis
President Sr. Myra McPartland
Principal Kathleen Vercillo
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 380 (2014)
Campus size Over 400 students
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Mascot Lion
Team name Royals
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Publication Royal View
Newspaper The Royal
Yearbook Le Roi

Louisville High School is an independently run Roman Catholic college preparatory high school for young women located on Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles at the Western end of the San Fernando Valley. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Louis, an order founded in France during the 19th century by Abbé Louis Eugène Marie Bautain, though most of the current Sisters hail from Ireland.


The convent of the Sisters of St. Louis lies on a mount overlooking the school. The school and convent are built on what was once Manzanita Ranch, the former estate of actress Marjorie Rambeau.[citation needed] Manzanita refers to a small evergreen shrub that grows on the hills surrounding Louisville. Under the leadership of Sister Mary Ronan, Manzanita Ranch was purchased for renovation and construction. The first class of 9th grade students entered in September 1960.[citation needed]Louisville is close with the all boys college preparatory school Crespi Carmelite High School.[citation needed]


As the only all-girls high school in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, Louisville provides each of its students with a strong, carefully developed college preparatory curriculum. The course of study at Louisville has been designed not only to prepare young women for successful college level work, but also to provide them with creative and critical thinking skills that will allow them to become constructive, contributing members of their community. All students at Louisville participate in a curriculum that meets or exceeds the entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University systems.


The 1-to-1 Laptop Program at Louisville addresses the growing demand for girls’ technology skills, organized access to schoolwork and resources, and creative/collaborative skills that develop critical thinking. The program builds upon the advantages Louisville offers as a single-sex environment and the benefits technology provides for girls as highlighted recently by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA.


Louisville is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[citation needed] Louisville was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence[when?] by the United States Department of Education.[citation needed]


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