St. Monica Academy

301 N Orange Grove Blvd,
Pasadena, CA, 91103
     Tel: (626)229-0351
Grades: 1 - 12 | 229 students
St. Monica Academy is an elementary school and college preparatory high school with a classical pedagogy and a classical liberal arts curriculum.
St. Monica Academy seeks to form students in faith, reason and virtue by imparting authentic Catholic principles and by introducing young minds to classical literature and the other liberal arts.
Teaching methods are directed toward developing memory, sound reasoning, and communication skills in keeping with the natural stages of childhood intellectual development.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 229 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 44%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Monica Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 16%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus,  Latin, 
Average SAT score 1882
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(1-8 plaid jumpers (girls), navy pants (boys); 9-12 plaid skirts (girls), khaki pants and jackets (boys))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,975
Tuition Notes $4,975 for first student in family in grades 1-8 and discounts for additional students; $7,900 for high school students, with discount for additional students
% on Financial Aid 23%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Erin Talbot
Admissions Associate Miss Anh Nguyen

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service Projects, Crusaders for Life, Schola (Choir), Shakespeare Play, Student Council, Washington D.C. Trip Schola (Choir), Community Service Projects,
Crusaders for Life,
Shakespeare Play,
Student Council,
Washington D.C. Trip,

School Notes:

  • St. Monica Academy is a co-ed Catholic school with 233 students enrolled in Grades 1 through 12.  The natural beauty of the campus, the intimate size of the classes, and the emphasis on charity contribute to a unique family-like atmosphere.  Highlights of the core curriculum are poetry, classic literature, Latin, heroes of history, hands-on math and science, performances of Shakespeare and the polyphonic masters, and devotion to the liturgical calendar.
  • The Cardinal Newman Society recently named St. Monica Academy to the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the Top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation, because of its academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education.  St. Monica Academy is one of only three California high schools to receive this award.
  • Out of 51 Catholic high schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, St. Monica Academy boasted the highest mean SAT scores in all three categories in 2013: Reading, Writing, and Math. The scores were as follows: Reading, 625; Writing 631; Math, 626. In the last 11 years, St. Monica students have achieved nine perfect scores of 800 on individual sections of the SAT. Three of those perfect 800′s were earned in 2013.
  • Graduates of St. Monica Academy are pursuing medicine, engineering, nursing, graphic design, television and film CGI, and liberal arts at colleges such as UCLA, Notre Dame, Thomas Aquinas College, the US Naval Academy, Christendom College, Catholic University of America, and Cal State San Luis Obispo.

Profile last updated: 12/22/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Maranatha High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Horizon School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New Horizon School (0.3 miles away)
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