Alverno High School

200 N Michillinda Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024-0910
Tel: (626)355-3463
Grades: 9 - 12 | 177 students
The Alverno mission: To EMPOWER each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Alverno High School is an indepedent, Catholic, college preparatory school, which aims to prepare young women to be leaders in their world.
Small class sizes, a challenging academic curriculum, and a close community offers young women a place to shine.
Our unique form of student government includes nearly a third of the school and helps girls discover their strengths; our strong service component and quality arts and sports programs give girls a rich cocurricular experience.
Located on 13.5 beautiful acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Alverno has been educating young women of conscience and conviction since 1960.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Catholic Education Association
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Yes, if students can succeed in a college-prep curriculum with support, We do not modify classes.
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 177 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 44%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Alverno High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Design, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Euopean History, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP US History,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,950
Tuition Notes Tuition is payable in one or ten payments through FACTS Tuition Service.
% on Financial Aid 52%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate 45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sara McCarthy

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassador Corps, Art Club, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Drama Club, Intermural Sports, Knitting Club, Legacy Newspaper, Literary Magazine, Multicultural Club, Nature Company, SADD, Tech Club, Unique Student Government Art Club, Book Club, Drama Club, Knitting Club, Nature Company, SADD, Tech Club, Ambassador Corps,
Campus Ministry,
Intermural Sports,
Legacy Newspaper,
Literary Magazine,
Multicultural Club,
Unique Student Government,

School Notes:

  • All college-prep curriculum, with 13 AP courses and honors classes in all subject areas
  • Small class sizes: an average class has 18 students
  • Outstanding college acceptance rate to schools across the U.S.
  • Strong faith and retreat program; active campus ministry
  • Innovative leadership program
  • Twenty-seven clubs and many, many activities
  • Quality arts and athletic programs: Alverno soccer is 2009 CIF champions, and the Jaguars are also 2004 CIF Division VI Softball Champions! We produce two plays a year, offer two choirs, and sponsor the Alverno Mass Band
  • Sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community
  • Accredited by NCEA/WASC/NAIS/CAIS

Profile last updated: 08/19/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is La Salle High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethany Christian School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Joy Christian Pre School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pasadena
    La Salle High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 709 students
    0.2 miles
    3880 E Sierra Madre Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)696-4300
    0.29-12
    709
  • Pasadena
    Joy Christian Pre School
    Daycare / Preschool (Church of God)
    Grades: NS-PK | 28 students
    0.9 miles
    425 Sierra Madre Villa Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)795-4608
    0.9NS-PK
    28
  • Sierra Madre
    Grades: PK-8 | 230 students
    0.9 miles
    93 N Baldwin Ave
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024
    (626)355-3527
    0.9PK-8
    230
  • Sierra Madre
    Grades: KG-8 | 169 students
    1 miles
    192 N Baldwin Ave
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024
    (626)355-2410
    1KG-8
    169
  • Sierra Madre
    St. Rita School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 322 students
    1.1 miles
    322 N Baldwin Ave
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024
    (626)355-6114
    1.1PK-8
    322

School Reviews

The academic program at Alverno is challenging and it prepared my daughter for her college experience. She felt confident going into her third year at USC and has done extremely well thus far. I credit Alverno with not only giving her a college preparatory education, but also helping my daughter figure out her passion in life and be a confident young woman.
- Posted by Parent, 01/28/12
With some of the lowest tuition in the area, I would say that the quality of the education I received at Alverno as a student is worth more than 10 times what my parents paid. I have recently graduated from graduate school with a Master's in Education with a 4.0 from a major university. I have completed more than 1,000 hours of student teaching and more than 5,000 hours of substitute teaching and I can say wholeheartedly that Alverno provides an education far above the local public schools and many of the privates as well. My teachers were caring, committed, intelligent, and diligent when it came to students. I never felt like any of them ever gave up on their students. The administration was strict but fair and has helped Alverno to become a hallmark of the local community
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/04/12

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