Rosary High School (Fullerton, California)

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Rosary High School
1340 North Acacia Avenue

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United States
Coordinates33°53′2.5″N 117°53′53″W / 33.884028°N 117.89806°W / 33.884028; -117.89806Coordinates: 33°53′2.5″N 117°53′53″W / 33.884028°N 117.89806°W / 33.884028; -117.89806
TypePrivate, all-female
MottoForward. Thinking. Women.
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
CEEB code051007
Head teacherShawna Pautsch
Enrollment453 (2015-2016)
Color(s)Red and gold         
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section Trinity League
MascotRoyals Crown
Team nameRoyals
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
NewspaperThe Royal Reporter
Tuition$14,450 (registered in Catholic parish);
$15,835 (other students)

Rosary Academy is a Roman Catholic all-girls academy located in Fullerton, California, United States. It is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association. Rosary's brother school is Servite High School and its sister school is Cornelia Connelly High School. Students are required to take an entrance exam in order to be admitted.

Rosary was opened in 1965 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and was originally administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. In 1976 it came under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange at the latter's creation.[2]

Rosary offers a needs-based scholarship program as well as scholarships in various areas to incoming freshman students.

Red and Gold[edit]

One of Rosary Academy's most novel traditions is that of "Red and Gold", an annual school-wide, student-run musical competition. From January to March, the students are divided into two teams (the Red and Gold teams) which each have student captains in the categories of script, drama, choral, dance, drill, props, publicity, media, fashion, historian, house manager, and stage tech, as well as two overall producers. A neutral ("White") team also participates, made up of ASB members as well as representatives from the junior and senior classes. The White team helps to facilitate the logistical portion of the production and announces the winner at the end of the last performance. The goal of the annual Red and Gold competition is to feature the talents of students and also to instill leadership skills and promote teamwork across all grade levels.

Stage collapse[edit]

On March 8, 2014, the theater stage in the associate Servite High School collapsed during the performance of a stage play, injuring 25 young students.[3] The group of Rosary actors were performing the comedy Theatrical at the time the collapse.[4] 250 persons had been on the platform.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "Rosary Academy: History". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27.
  3. ^ Official statement
  4. ^ Red & Gold - update for families
  5. ^ Official Statement regarding March 8th at Servite High School

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