Servite High School
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|Servite High School|
1952 West La Palma Avenue
|Motto||Credo ut Intelligam|
(I believe so I may understand)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic Order Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (OSM)|
|Average class size||21|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Campus size||15-acre (61,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Black, White and Gold|
|Athletics conference||CIF Southern Section; Trinity League|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
Servite High School is an all-male, Roman Catholic college preparatory high school operated by the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (the Servites). Located on a 15-acre (61,000 m2) campus in Anaheim, California, USA in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, as of 2017 it had an enrollment of about 850 and about 9000 alumni. Its mascot is the Friar and its colors are black and white, trimmed with gold. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, however, it is not a diocesan school, but is run privately by the Servite Order itself.
The Servites responded to an invitation by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to open the school in 1957, teaching the first classes at nearby St. Philip Benizi Elementary School until the first building was completed. The main building was officially dedicated on February 12, 1959. Major expansions since then include a gym and aquatics facilities (in 1967), theater (1977), new classrooms (1984), and new science and library facility (1998). Servite's wrestling room was also a recent addition to the school on the campus' priory lawn (2006). A new parking lot, dedicated to former dean Tim O'Hara was added for more faculty parking. (2016) 
Admission to Servite is based on academic transcripts, entrance examination, activities, arts and athletics. The admissions process includes a review of academic transcripts; entrance examination; interview of parents and (separately) the student; letters of recommendation from teachers; participation in activities, community service, arts and/or athletics; and letters of recommendation from alumni or parents.
Servite has an Early Admission Process that enables young men to apply as early as October of their 8th grade year. Upon completion of the admission process and receipt of the first set of grades for their 8th grade year, students may be admitted to Servite as early as November of their 8th grade year.
Servite has two sister schools, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Anaheim and Rosary High School, Fullerton; both are all-female Catholic institutions. Servite also has exchange programs with Servite schools around the world including Collège Notre-Dame des Servites (Ayer's Cliff, Quebec), Servite College (Perth, Western Australia), Blanche de Castille (Villemomble, France), Marian High School (Omaha, Nebraska), San Pelligrino (Misano, Italy), and Mary Star of the Sea (Zululand, South Africa).
In 2007 Servite implemented a student leadership program by dividing the student body into 8 student-led communities called "Priories" and 48 smaller student-led homeroom communities. Each week a block period is dedicated to student-led leadership activities. The Priories are based on the Seven Holy Founders, and St. Philip Benizi.
The school is known for its academic curriculum, sports tradition, performing and visual fine arts programs (including courses in classical guitar and jazz band). The motto Credo ut Intelligam ("I believe so I may understand") illustrates the emphasis the school places on developing leaders who are faith-filled men of God. The academic curriculum has a wide variety of courses, including College Prep (CP), Honors Placement (HP), and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
All courses offered at Servite High School are designed for the college- and university-bound student. For graduation from Servite High School all students are required to complete 270 academic credits. All required courses in all disciplines must be passed and no student may graduate from Servite with an unredeemed 'F' on his transcript. In addition to credit requirements, no ‘F’ policy, and Christian service hours, there are also specific course requirements. Students must also complete a minimum of 156 hours of community service to graduate.
- Football: 1982, 2009
- Basketball: 1990
- Golf: 2011
- Cross Country: 2004
- Soccer: 2015
Servite High School offers arts courses including Classical Guitar, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Visual Arts such as Drawing, and Painting. Servite offers Fundamentals of Theatre as an elective, and many extracurricular classes partnering with Rosary & Connelly including: acting, musical theatre, technical theatre, playwriting, directing, and dance.
- Steve Beuerlein (1983), Notre Dame and NFL quarterback
- Derek Brown (1989), NFL running back
- Steve Buechele (1979), MLB third baseman
- Patrick Cantlay (2010), professional golfer
- Dale A. Drozd (1973), Chief United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
- Sean Estrada (2003), University of Pennsylvania and San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman NFL Attorney for Labor Relations
- Cody Fajardo (2010), quarterback for University of Nevada and CFL's Toronto Argonauts
- Ben Francisco (1999), MLB outfielder for Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians
- Chris Galippo (2007), middle linebacker at USC and US Army Bowl MVP
- Ryan Garko (1999), MLB first baseman for Seattle Mariners, college baseball coach
- A. J. Gass (1993), former CFL football player
- Dennis Sean Houlton (1997), Major League Baseball pitcher
- Frank Kalil (1977), NFL and USFL center
- Ryan Kalil (2003), offensive lineman at USC, starting center for Carolina Panthers
- Matt Kalil (2008), offensive tackle for USC and Carolina Panthers
- Craig A. Kelly (1972), Ambassador of the United States to Chile
- Brian Lee (1989), entrepreneur, founder LegalZoom.com, Shoedazzle.com and The Honest Company
- Rex Lee (1987), actor, Entourage
- James D. McCaffrey (1970), software research and author
- Mike McDonald (1983), comedian, actor
- Richard McWilliam (1971), founder of Upper Deck Company
- Troy Niklas (2011), tight end for Notre Dame and NFL's Arizona Cardinals
- Blaine Nye (1964), former NFL offensive lineman, and economics consultant
- Chris Pontius, (2005) soccer player, D.C. United midfielder
- Michael A. Rice (1973), university professor and Rhode Island state representative
- Mike Robertson (1987), former MLB first baseman and left fielder
- Marc Rzepczynski (2003), Major League Baseball pitcher for Seattle Mariners
- Vincent Bevins (2002), journalist for Washington Post, LA Times and Financial Times
- Joseph Sanberg (1997), Founder CalEITC4Me and Co-Founder, Aspiration.com
- Turk Schonert (1975), Stanford and NFL quarterback, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator
- Matt Slater (2003), Captain and wide receiver for New England Patriots
- Kurt Vollers (1997), former NFL tackle
- Patrick Warburton, (1982) actor (did not graduate; transferred out)
- Matt Willis (2002), wide receiver for UCLA and Denver Broncos
- Mike Witt (1978), MLB pitcher, pitched perfect game September 30, 1984 for California Angels
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- "Entrance Requirements". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "Application Process". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "Christian Service Program Requirements". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- Osterman, David (1993-01-26). "High school lessons carry pros through careers - Discipline, appreciateion recalled most often". Orange County Register.
Servite's Steve Beuerlein is ...", "Others have included Blaine Nye, a 1964 graduate of Servite, who played on three Dallas teams
- "Panthers Cut Greene, Sign Turnbull". Long Beach Press-Telegram. 1997-08-25.
New Orleans running back Derek Brown, a former Servite star
- Smith, Sarah (1985-07-31). "Steve Buechele of Servite High Is Trying to Replace a Legend at Third Base for Texas, So It's No Wonder He Finds Himself in a Hot Spot". Los Angeles Times (Orange County ed.). p. 1. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
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- Hamilton, Tom (1992-10-03). "A.J. Gass Powers Servite Past Edison, 28-6". Los Angeles Times Orange County Edition. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- Zupke, Curtis (2007-07-16). "Dodgers display rare power - Kent, Kemp both homer and the team bangs out 10 hits". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- Ryan Kalil bio
- Servite High School website
- "Michael A. Rice, Rhode Island General Assembly". Rhode Island Secretary of State.
- DiGiovanna, Mike (1994-05-07). "No Minor Mania Robertson Plays in Shawdow of Birmingham's Most Famous Baron". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- . Buffalo Bills http://www.buffalobills.com/team/coaches/turk-schonert/11dca9c7-0d74-4696-b8bc-738b89634a77. Retrieved 2009-03-17. Missing or empty
- Terry, Mike (1997-08-10). "Former Angel Finds Baseball Salvation at Dana Hills; High school: Pitching coach Mike Witt enjoys teaching Dolphin players more about the game". Los Angeles Times.
Witt was a standout baseball and basketball player at Servite High in 1975-78