Saint Joseph High School

5825 Woodruff Ave
Lakewood, CA 90713-0907
     Tel: (562)925-5073
Grades: 9 - 12 | 631 students
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Founded in 1964 our "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" has a dedicated faculty and staff who are strongly committed to academic excellence built on sound contemporary pedagogy appropriate to each discipline.
Both parents/guardians and faculty/staff prepare students for life-long learning by providing a college preparatory curriculum, as well as opportunities in life skills.
Further, the school provides opportunities to enhance the moral and intellectual development of each student by offering a variety of co-curricular activities that embrace the importance of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity and that promote spiritual growth. 

Saint Joseph High School acknowledges the dignity, value and uniqueness of each student.
The school is committed to enabling each young woman to become "all of which woman is capable" and to view herself as a positive force that contributes to the global community in "a spirit of excellence, tempered by gentleness, peace and joy."

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language Based
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 631 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 79%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Saint Joseph High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Drawing and Painting, English Language, Englsih Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French, Government, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, US History, World History  
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform skirt, blouse, sweater, vest,)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,792
Tuition Notes $9691 - Regular Rate $12,500 - International Student Rate
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,400
Admissions Director Ms. Elise Severson
Admissions Associate Mrs. Nancy Swartout


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Decathlon, Amnesty International, Art Club, Book Club, CSF - California Scholarship Federation, CSJ Circle, Choir, Color Guard / Winter Guard, Dance Club, Drama Club, Entrepreneur Club, Environmental/Science Club, Film, Design and Broadcasting Club, Fitness Club, Food Club, French Club, French Honor Society, GAA - Girls' Athletic Association, Game Club, HOPE Club (Helping Other People Everywhere), Handbells, International Club, Italian Club, JAM (Japanese Animation Club), Junior Statesmen of America - Speech/Debate, Kiwins, Marching Band/Drumline (w/St. John Bosco), Mariachi/Folklorico, Model United Nations, Music Club, NHS - National Honor Society, PCN, Peer Helping, Percussion, Red Cross, SJ Press, Society of Women Engineers, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society Art Club, Book Club, CSJ Circle, Choir, Dance Club, Drama Club, Fitness Club, Food Club, French Club, Game Club, Handbells, Italian Club, Kiwins, Music Club, PCN, Peer Helping, Percussion, Red Cross, SJ Press, Spanish Club, Academic Decathlon,
Amnesty International,
CSF - California Scholarship Federation,
Color Guard / Winter Guard,
Entrepreneur Club,
Environmental/Science Club,
Film, Design and Broadcasting Club,
French Honor Society,
GAA - Girls' Athletic Association,
HOPE Club (Helping Other People Everywhere),
International Club,
JAM (Japanese Animation Club),
Junior Statesmen of America - Speech/Debate,
Marching Band/Drumline (w/St. John Bosco),
Model United Nations,
NHS - National Honor Society,
Society of Women Engineers,
Spanish Honor Society,

School Notes:


Saint Joseph High School welcomes international students to join our school community. Students from China, South Korea, and Vietnam are currently enrolled. Our faculty and staff understand the unique challenges these young ladies face and are committed to their academic success. Our college counselors work closely with international students to insure they are on track for meeting all California State, UC and private school requirements. Upon graduation international students are overwhelmingly accepted to the universities/colleges of their choice.

We are a day school located in the southern part of Los Angeles county in the city of Lakewood.

Application Process/Timeline
An applicant must submit the following to begin the application process:

A SJHS application with the non-refundable $250.00 fee.
A copy of the student’s official transcripts (3 years) and two recommendations.
Transcripts and recommendations must be translated to English prior to submission.
Discipline and attendance record (3 years).
A copy of the student's passport
Two Recommendations - (one must be from an English instructor)

For additional questions, please contact Mrs. Nancy Swartout, International Student Coordinator at

Profile last updated: 03/03/2014

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The nearest high school is Valley Christian School System (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Educare Preschool & Kindergarten (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
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