St. Monica Academy (Montrose, California)

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St. Monica Academy
2361 Del Mar Rd.


United States
Coordinates34°12′42″N 118°13′50″W / 34.21167°N 118.23056°W / 34.21167; -118.23056Coordinates: 34°12′42″N 118°13′50″W / 34.21167°N 118.23056°W / 34.21167; -118.23056
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoFides ∙ Ratio ∙ Virtus
(Faith ∙ Reason ∙ Virtue)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Monica
EstablishedSeptember, 2001
HeadmasterMarguerite Grimm
Teaching staff30 teachers [1]
Enrollment235 Students
Student to teacher ratio18 students per teacher[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue and Green         
MascotThe Crusader
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[2]
President of Board of DirectorsMartin Boles

St. Monica Academy is a private, independent Roman Catholic high school in Montrose, California. It is operated independently of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.[3]


St. Monica Academy, a classical Catholic school in the Los Angeles area for grades 1-12, was established in 2001 by lay parents.[4] While not under the direct authority of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, the academy does have Archdiocesan approval similar to other private, Catholic schools in the area. St. Monica Academy is accredited by WASC and WCEA.

In 2012, St. Monica Academy's high school was named to the Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic High School Honor Roll, making it one of the Top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States. In 2013, it achieved the highest mean SAT scores of any Catholic high school in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, on all three sections of the SAT. In 2014, it was recognized by the Cardinal Newman Society as a national School of Excellence. In 2018, it was again awarded a place in said Society's Catholic Education Honor Roll.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b K-12 Directory of Schools
  2. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  3. ^ SMA. "St. Monica Academy History". St. Monica Academy website. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  4. ^ Mary Schubert. "Families Create School of Their Own" (PDF). Pasadena Star-News. Retrieved 2009-06-05.

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