JSerra Catholic High School

Tel: (949)493-9307ext2
Grades: 9-12 | 1122 students
JSerra Catholic High is a comprehensive four-year college preparatory high school enrolling approximately 1120 students in grades nine through twelve.
Founded in 2003, it is the first lay founded, private Roman Catholic high school in California and the fourth in the country.
There are 75 faculty members, 41% of whom hold advanced degrees. Grant aid is available to students based on need and was awarded to 18% of the student body. JSerra is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. It is a member of the College Board and the National Catholic Educational Association. JSerra is recognized as a private, Roman Catholic high school by the Diocese of Orange County, California.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 1122 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade JSerra Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
Advanced Courses 23 Honors Courses Available, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score 1643
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Students wear uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jul. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,125
Tuition Notes Additional expenses include: $65 application fee (one time), $550 registration fee.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Andy Sulick
Admissions Associate Karen Testa


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ASG-American Student Government, Academic Decathlon, American Red Cross Club, Band/Orchestra/Drum Line, Broadcast Journalism, Campus Ministry, Cheerleading/Pep Squad, Choir, Christian Service Program, Dance Team, Drama Club, Environmentality Club, Equestrian Sport Club Team, French Club, Habitat for Humanity, Haiti Club, Ice Hockey, Journalism, Lion Ambassador, Liturgical Band, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Pep Squad, Peru Club, Photography Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Club, Surf Club, Yearbook Choir, Dance Team, Drama Club, French Club, Haiti Club, Ice Hockey, Journalism, Pep Squad, Peru Club, Spanish Club, Surf Club, Yearbook, ASG-American Student Government,
Academic Decathlon,
American Red Cross Club,
Band/Orchestra/Drum Line,
Broadcast Journalism,
Campus Ministry,
Cheerleading/Pep Squad,
Christian Service Program,
Environmentality Club,
Equestrian Sport Club Team,
Habitat for Humanity,
Lion Ambassador,
Liturgical Band,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Photography Club,
Speech and Debate Club,

School Notes

  • JSerra offers a college preparatory curriculum integrated with the traditions and beliefs of the Roman Catholic doctrine. We strive to provide a well-rounded education putting an emphasis on the formation of the whole person - intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.  The faculty creates a learning environment where students and their parents are encouraged to work cooperatively with the administration and teachers.  We offer four magnet programs which help prepare students for the rigors of advanced education: Business Magnet Program, Engineering Magnet Program, Pre-Law Professional Magnet Program, and the Pre-Medical Professional Magnet Program. Religious education, the use of technology, extracurricular activities, and active involvement in Christian service projects are important facets in the students' overall educational experience.
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