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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,950
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 30 / rolling

Top Rankings

Alverno Heights Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-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
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
161 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
66%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Alverno Heights Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
13 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)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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

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

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: 01/21/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,950
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 30 / rolling

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