St. Anthony High School (California)

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St. Anthony High School
620 Olive Avenue


Coordinates33°46′30″N 118°10′56″W / 33.77500°N 118.18222°W / 33.77500; -118.18222Coordinates: 33°46′30″N 118°10′56″W / 33.77500°N 118.18222°W / 33.77500; -118.18222
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoSpes Nostra
(Our Hope)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Anthony of Padua
OversightArchdiocese of Los Angeles
PresidentGina Rushing Maguire
PrincipalChris McGuiness
Teaching staff19.8 (FTE)
Enrollment525 (2015-2016)
Student to teacher ratio22.1
Color(s)Purple and White         
MascotAntonio, The Saint
Team nameSaints
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges

St. Anthony High School, commonly referred to as SA, is a private, Roman Catholic high school located in the downtown area of Long Beach, California. The school's enrollment was 525 students in the 2015-2016 school year. It is served by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


St. Anthony High School was founded as a Catholic coeducational high school in 1920 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart and St. Anthony Parish. In 1940, the Brothers of Holy Cross joined the Sisters on campus and St. Anthony became a boys' school and a girls' school with facilities dedicated to each on the same campus. In 1972 the two schools merged and St. Anthony became coeducational once again. Today, St. Anthony High School is an Archdiocesan high school and remains a co-ed school.


The High School is located in Downtown Long Beach at 6th and Olive Avenue. In recent years, more than $3.5M has been invested in campus renovations, including a library learning center, classroom renovations, technology and the construction of a new kitchen.[3] The “Saints” Athletic Field is located about eight miles from the downtown campus in the Lakewood Village area of Long Beach.


Advanced Placement[edit]

Students are able to choose from 11 Advanced Placement courses offered by the College Board.

Student life[edit]

The school has the following clubs: Sports Medicine Club, Drama Club, Ukulele Club, Chess Club, Environmental Awareness Club, Diversity Club, Filipino Club, Ping Pong Club, the list goes on and on. St. Anthony High School sports include Football and Basketball (both boys and girls), Baseball, Softball, Soccer (boys and girls), Cross-Country and Track (both boys and girls), Volleyball (both boys and girls). St. Anthony High School also has a Cheer Leading Squad, a music department with a Jazz Ensemble and Drum Line, a Drama Department, and a leadership program known as "President's Ambassadors."

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for St Anthony High School". Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Cardinal Levada Comes Home to St. Anthony College Preparatory High School" (Press release). 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Hall of Fame". St. Anthony High School College Preparatory. October 1, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  5. ^ ""Ernie Cheatham" in Pro Football Reference". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  6. ^ Zimmerman, Martin (December 16, 2009). "Judge in Broadcom case retains his elusive streak". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "Boy's Alumni" (PDF). McDonald's. p. 7. Retrieved August 1, 2013.

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