JSerra Catholic High School

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JSerra Catholic High is a comprehensive four-year college preparatory high school enrolling approximately 1120 students in grades nine through twelve.
Founded in 2003, it is the first lay founded, private Roman Catholic high school in California and the fourth in the country.
There are 75 faculty members, 41% of whom hold advanced degrees. Grant aid is available to students based on need and was awarded to 18% of the student body. JSerra is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. It is a member of the College Board and the National Catholic Educational Association. JSerra is recognized as a private, Roman Catholic high school by the Diocese of Orange County, California.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded2003
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1,122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade JSerra Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
Advanced Courses23 Honors Courses Available, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1180
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Students wear uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJul. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,125
Tuition NotesAdditional expenses include: $65 application fee (one time), $550 registration fee.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAndy Sulick
Admissions AssociateKaren Testa


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, American Red Cross Club, ASG-American Student Government, Broadcast Journalism, Campus Ministry, Christian Service Program, Dance Team, Environmentality Club, Equestrian Sport Club Team, French Club, Habitat for Humanity, Haiti Club, Ice Hockey, Journalism, Lion Ambassador, Liturgical Band, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Pep Squad, Peru Club, Photography Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band/Orchestra/Drum Line, Choir, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading/Pep Squad, Surf Club

School Notes

  • JSerra offers a college preparatory curriculum integrated with the traditions and beliefs of the Roman Catholic doctrine. We strive to provide a well-rounded education putting an emphasis on the formation of the whole person - intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.  The faculty creates a learning environment where students and their parents are encouraged to work cooperatively with the administration and teachers.  We offer four magnet programs which help prepare students for the rigors of advanced education: Business Magnet Program, Engineering Magnet Program, Pre-Law Professional Magnet Program, and the Pre-Medical Professional Magnet Program. Religious education, the use of technology, extracurricular activities, and active involvement in Christian service projects are important facets in the students' overall educational experience.
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  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Grades: 9-12 | 1701 students
    9.7 miles
    22062 Antonio Pkwy
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    (949) 766-6000
    9.7 9-12
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Grades: PK-12 | 599 students
    1.7 miles
    32032 Del Obispo St
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949) 493-5683
    1.7 PK-12
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Grades: PK-12 | 1241 students
    1.5 miles
    31641 La Novia
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949) 661-0108
    1.5 PK-12
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Grades: PK-12 | 789 students
    0.5 miles
    26333 Oso Rd
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949) 443-4050
    0.5 PK-12
  • Fullerton
     Rosary Academy
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 390 students
    28.4 miles
    1340 N Acacia Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92831
    (714) 879-6302
    28.4 9-12

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