Mary Star of the Sea High School

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Mary Star of the Sea High School
Mary Star of the Sea Logo.jpg
2500 North Taper Avenue


United States
Coordinates33°46′1″N 118°18′7″W / 33.76694°N 118.30194°W / 33.76694; -118.30194Coordinates: 33°46′1″N 118°18′7″W / 33.76694°N 118.30194°W / 33.76694; -118.30194
MottoMonstra te esse matrem
(Show yourself to be our mother)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
OversightArchdiocese of Los Angeles
PrincipalRita Dever
Enrollment519 (2010)
Student to teacher ratioCoeducational
Color(s)          Navy Blue and Gold
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
(Camino Real League)
RivalBishop Montgomery
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges
YearbookStella Maris

Mary Star of the Sea High School is the only private, Roman Catholic high school in San Pedro, California, serving the Los Angeles Harbor and surrounding communities. The school is operated by Mary Star of the Sea Parish under the supervision of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It was named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in America in 2006.[2]


The following Advance Placement classes are offered: AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Government, AP Spanish Language, AP Physics[3] and AP U.S. History.[citation needed]


Mary Star of the Sea was established in 1954 by Mary Star of the Sea Parish. There is also a Mary Star of the Sea elementary in San Pedro, which was founded in 1922.[4] The school was originally located on 8th Street and moved to a brand new campus on Taper Avenue in the fall of 2007.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ MSSHS. "Catholic High School Honor Roll Website". Retrieved 2009-01-21.
  3. ^ Rocha, Veronica (January 11, 2017). "Physics teacher at Catholic high school in San Pedro is arrested in child porn case". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. According to the Mary Star of the Sea website, O’Connell taught physics and advanced placement physics. He also tutored students after school.
  4. ^ MSSHS. "Mary Star of the Sea Website". Retrieved 2007-05-11.

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