St. John Bosco High School

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St. John Bosco High School
SJB Official Seal.jpg
Ad Deum Qui Laetificat Juventutem Meam
(To God, Who Gives Joy To My Youth)
13640 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, California, (Los Angeles County) 90706
United States
Coordinates 33°54′25″N 118°7′28″W / 33.90694°N 118.12444°W / 33.90694; -118.12444Coordinates: 33°54′25″N 118°7′28″W / 33.90694°N 118.12444°W / 33.90694; -118.12444
Type Private, All-Male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Patron saint(s) St. John Bosco
Established 1940
CEEB code 050-260
President Paul Escala
Director Fr. Joseph Nguyen, SDB
Principal Casey Yeazel
Faculty 60
Grades 912
Enrollment 820 (2014-2015)
Average class size 28
Student to teacher ratio 19:1
Campus size 36 acres (150,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue, white and gold             
Athletics 13 varsity interscholastic sports teams
Athletics conference CIF-SS; Trinity League
Nickname Braves
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Brave

St. John Bosco High School (SJBHS) is a Catholic college preparatory school located in Bellflower, California, USA in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, conducted by the Salesians of St. John Bosco, San Francisco Province. SJBHS is named after Saint John Bosco and was originally founded as an elementary and intermediate boarding school by the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1940. The first high-school class graduated in 1956, and in 1979 the boarding school closed. Its sister school is St. Joseph High School (Lakewood, California)

During the Second World War, portions of the school were used as a military barracks. The school is a Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and has a student body of 758 students in grades 9-12. St. John Bosco High School is one of the premier Catholic high schools in Southern California. The school's philosophy is to develop the "whole person" including "spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, culturally, artistically, and physically".[citation needed]

Student life[edit]

  • Oingo Boingo played at St. John Bosco's gymnasium for a dance back in the eighties[citation needed]
  • Recently, St. John Bosco High School was the host site for a concert festival dubbed "Brave Fest" which included appearances by The Tragic Thrills, and Parachute.
  • During Freshmen orientation new Braves are introduced to the "underground skating rink" a Braves tradition with origins unknown.
  • There is no underground skating rink at St. John Bosco High School. There is, however, an underground bowling alley located underneath the original campus "200" building in the basement.


  • St. John Bosco's football team is considered a powerhouse and won the 2013 California State title and National Title
  • St. John Bosco's 2013 Percussion Ensemble received the American Drumline Association (ADLA) championship for scholastic division A championships.

Notable alumni[edit]

Filming location[edit]


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  3. ^ "James Wesley Cotton". Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
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  5. ^ "Patrick Cowan". UCLA Bruins. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nomar Garciaparra". Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Todd Husak". Stanford Cardinal. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dennis Lamp profile". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b The Baseball Cube statistics; accessed March 31, 2009.
  11. ^ "17 Keith Price". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Filming locations for The Invisible Kid". Internet Movie Database. 
  13. ^ St. John Bosco News Letter: Bosco Featured in Latest Spider-man Film

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