|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9 - 12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||384 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color||59% (CA School Avg.: 41%)|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||40 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||60%|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||27 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Advanced English I, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Honors Chemistry, Honors English II, Honors French III, Honors Latin III, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish III, Latin: Vergil, Music Theory, Psychology, Spanish Language, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, United States Government and Politics, United States History|
|Average SAT score||1728|
|Average ACT score||24|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Red jacket and plaid skirt)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 13 / Feb. 1|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$21,250|
|% on Financial Aid||25%|
|Admissions Director||Luana Castellano|
|Admissions Associate||Catherine O'Brien|
|Total Sports Offered||11 sports|
|Sports||Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloCross Country, Diving,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||27 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||ASB, Academic Decathlon, Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Animal Club, Art Club, Autism Club, Boarding Student Council, Book Club, Business Club, C'est la Vie (French Club), California Scholarship Federation, Campus Ministry, Christian Action Movement, Dance Company, La Vanguardia (Spanish Club), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club), Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Classical League (Latin Club), Science & Environmental Club, Speech & Debate Team, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Survivors Club, Theatre Club, Varsity Club, Young Writers' Society ASB, Ambassadors, Animal Club, Art Club, Autism Club, Book Club, Business Club, Dance Company, Survivors Club, Theatre Club, Varsity Club, Academic Decathlon,
Boarding Student Council,
C'est la Vie (French Club),
California Scholarship Federation,
Christian Action Movement,
La Vanguardia (Spanish Club),
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club),
National Honor Society,
National Junior Classical League (Latin Club),
Science & Environmental Club,
Speech & Debate Team,
Students Against Destructive Decisions,
Young Writers' Society,
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- Academic excellence is the core of FSHA, and the school's broad curriculum prepares graduates well for their journey into higher education.
- As with virtually all alumnae, 100% of the Class of 2013 will attend college. These talented young women were the recipients of many academic, athletic and leadership scholarships at a variety of universities and colleges throughout the country.
- Students at each grade level participate in spiritual retreats led by adult and trained peer counselors, and include one- and two-day retreats for underclasswomen, a four-day retreat to Catalina Island for juniors, and two days of prayer and a four-day Kairos retreat for seniors.
- Students are trained as peer leaders on the Campus Ministry Leadership Team, as Journey leaders and as Kairos leaders, all of whom help lead retreats.
- The visual and performing arts program has, from the school's inception, always been a vital part of the FSHA curriculum. In addition to being able to select from a wide variety of arts classes, students present a full-scale musical production each year, plus a drama or comedy on the alternate semester.
- Members of the school's dance companies, and from all dance classes, stage a dance concert in the spring of each year, featuring not only FSHA dancers but also student choreography. Dance students also perform in the annual musical.
- Four musical recitals are held each year to showcase piano, chamber music, orchestra, advanced musicians, contemporary band and choral. Student musicians may also play for school liturgies, the student musical and at graduation.
- Art students display their work at the annual art show while also contributing their talents by helping produce backdrops for theatrical productions and illustrating the school's literary magazine.
- The Academy believes that the opportunity for participation in selected athletic activities is a vital part of the educational experience.
- Freshmen must take a full year of Physical Education/Health, but all students are encouraged to try out for a team. Consistently, well over 70% of the student body in any given year participates in athletics.
- Clubs keep our students busy. Time is set aside each week for members to meet and plan activities, which may range from a bake sale by the math club and a mime-a-thon by Thespians to a limerick contest by the literary club or "toga day" by the Latin club.
- Approximately 25% of the Academy's student body receives some form of scholarship or financial aid. During the 2011-12 academic year, close to $700,000 was awarded in financial aid to qualified students.
- Additionally, between four and six incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, entrance exam results, co-curricular activities, service to school and community, and based on teacher/principal recommendations receive merit scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,000.
- The original mission-style buildings, which were designed in 1927 by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt, overlook the San Gabriel Valley and the Pasadena Rose Bowl from the crest of the San Rafael hills.
Profile last updated: 07/03/2013
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