St. Joseph High School (Lakewood, California)

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Saint Joseph High School
5825 North Woodruff Avenue

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Coordinates33°51′38″N 118°7′4″W / 33.86056°N 118.11778°W / 33.86056; -118.11778Coordinates: 33°51′38″N 118°7′4″W / 33.86056°N 118.11778°W / 33.86056; -118.11778
TypePrivate, All-Female
MottoLove, Hope and Zeal
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Joseph
EstablishedSeptember 14, 1964; 57 years ago (1964-09-14)
FounderSisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Sister schoolSt. John Bosco High School
OversightSisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Archdiocese of Los Angeles
PrincipalDr. Terri Mendoza
ChaplainSalesians of Don Bosco
Enrollment615 (2014-2015)
Student to teacher ratio22:1
Color(s)Orange and White   
NicknameSJ;Joseph's;St. Joe's
Team nameJesters
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
NewspaperSJ Press
TuitionRegular Rate $9,966.00
Active Parish-Registered Catholics Rate $9,317 (2015-2016)
Athletic DirectorMr. 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[edit]

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.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "SJ Alumna Receives A Golden Globe Nomination". St. Joseph's High School. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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