St. Joseph High School (Lakewood, California)
|Saint Joseph High School|
5825 North Woodruff Avenue
|Motto||Love, Hope and Zeal|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Joseph|
|Established||September 14, 1964|
|Founder||Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet|
|Sister school||St. John Bosco High School|
|Oversight||Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Archdiocese of Los Angeles|
|Principal||Dr. Terri Mendoza|
|Chaplain||Salesians of Don Bosco|
|Student to teacher ratio||22:1|
|Color(s)||Orange and White|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Tuition||Regular Rate $9,966.00|
Active Parish-Registered Catholics Rate $9,317 (2015-2016)
|Athletic Director||Mr. Joseph Albert|
Saint Joseph High School is a private Catholic all-girls high school located in Lakewood, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Its brother school is St. John Bosco High School.
The high school was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ). It opened its doors on September 14, 1964 and was dedicated on May 5, 1967 by Cardinal James McIntyre who had asked the CSJ to open a school for girls in Lakewood. Since its founding, the school has graduated over 4,200 students. Class colors are green, blue, red, and yellow.
Recognitions and accreditations
Saint Joseph is a National Blue Ribbon School and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).
Admissions to Saint Joseph is based on entrance examination, activities, arts and athletics. The admissions process is competitive. The school primarily accepts girls who are college bound. Admission decisions are based on interview of parents and (separately) the student; letters of recommendation from teachers; participation in activities, community service, arts and/or athletics; grades from elementary school, and entrance test scores.
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