St. John Bosco High School
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|St. John Bosco High School|
Ad Deum Qui Laetificat Juventutem Meam
(To God, Who Gives Joy To My Youth)
|13640 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, California, (Los Angeles County) 90706
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;
|Patron saint(s)||St. John Bosco|
|Director||Fr. Joseph Nguyen, SDB|
|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|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
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".
- Oingo Boingo played at St. John Bosco's gymnasium for a dance back in the eighties
- 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.
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- Aaron Pico, freestyle wrestler and MMA fighter
- Chad Allen, actor
- Steve Carfino, basketball player for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Australian National Basketball League
- James Cotton, NBA player
- Schea Cotton, basketball player
- Josh Rosen, American football quarterback for UCLA
- Joe Cowan, graduated in 2003 and holds numerous school records in track and field as well as football; played for the UCLA Bruins' football program.
- Patrick Cowan, graduated in 2004, starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team and NFL player
- Benjamin Cruz, retired Chief Justice of Guam, Democratic Senator in the Guam Legislature, member Democratic National Committee
- Tim DeRuyter, football coach
- Nomar Garciaparra, MLB player (class of 1991); from 1996 to 2009 he played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics; currently a TV commentator for the Dodgers
- Jelani Gardner, McDonalds All American basketball player for Cal and Pepperdine
- Isaac Hamilton, college basketball player
- Todd Husak, Stanford and NFL quarterback
- Joey Karam, plays keyboard/synthesizer for The Locust and One Day as a Lion
- Dennis Lamp, from 1977–92, Lamp pitched for the Chicago Cubs (1977–80), Chicago White Sox (1981–83), Toronto Blue Jays (1984–86), Oakland Athletics (1987), Boston Red Sox (1988–91) and Pittsburgh Pirates
- Evan Longoria, graduated in 2003, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman, 2008 American League rookie of the year
- Leon McFadden, San Francisco 49ers cornerback
- Keith Price, former University of Washington quarterback
- Bud Smith, MLB pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, 2001–02; one of only 18 MLB pitchers since 1900 to throw no-hitter during his rookie season
- Bosco was used in the 1988 motion picture The Invisible Kid starring Jay Underwood and Chynna Phillips.[better source needed]
- The gym was used during the basketball scenes in The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Various areas of the school were also used for the television programs Jane the Virgin and Enlisted (TV series).
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- St. John Bosco News Letter: Bosco Featured in Latest Spider-man Film