Junipero Serra High School

14830 Van Ness Avenue
Gardena, CA 90249-0902
Tel: (310)324-6675
Grades: 9-12 | 600 students
Junipero Serra High school believes that students from all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging and spiritually enriching Catholic college preparatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1950

Student Body

Total Students 600 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Junipero Serra High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 27 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Govt/Econ, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Lang/Lit, AP Studio Art, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,135
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Posatko
Admissions Associate Raquel Armenta


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Pacific Lutheran High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Van Ness Nursery School & Kindergarten (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Van Ness Nursery School & Kindergarten (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gardena
    Van Ness Nursery School & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 87 students
    0.4 miles
    15408 Van Ness Ave
    Gardena, CA 90249
  • Gardena
    Maria Regina School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 227 students
    0.8 miles
    13510 Van Ness Ave
    Gardena, CA 90249
  • Gardena
    Pacific Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 80 students
    0.8 miles
    2814 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
    Gardena, CA 90249
  • Torrance
    Der Kinder Garden
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 63 students
    0.9 miles
    2700 W Redando Beach Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90504
  • Gardena
    Gardena Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: 1-11 | 19 students
    1.1 miles
    16219 S Western Avenue
    Gardena, CA 90247

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It''s really organized and sufficient. They have lots of fun activities and great classes.
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