Mary Star Of The Sea High School

Mary Star of the Sea High School is a co-educational, secondary school located in San Pedro, CA. The school is operated by Mary Star of the Sea Parish under the supervision of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
The school focuses on the fundamentals of a quality education interwoven with strong Catholic principles.
The curriculum is grounded in a college preparatory program with a four-year honor track option.
Guided by the Norbertine Fathers, Mary Star promotes growth in self-discipline and responsibility through leadership, athletic, and service opportunities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mary Star Of The Sea High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1951
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
364 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
57%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Mary Star Of The Sea High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
97%
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP US Government, AP US History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Physics I, AP Pre Calculus, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language
Average SAT score
1135
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
24
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
School uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
S
Summer Program Cost Notes
450 or $250 per Course for 9 - 12th graders
% on Financial Aid
71%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Gabrielle Flaum

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Agricultural Club, Anime Club, Archery Club, Art Club, Baking for a Cause, Bible Study, Book Club, C-2 Club, Campus Ministry Club, Chess Club, Fantasy Sports Club, Filipino Club, Fishing Club, Green Team, Hiking Club, Journalism Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Relay for Life, Rocket Club, Spanish Club, Squire Roses, Squires, Students for Life Club, Table Tennis Club, Vocations in Progress

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, DJ Club, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ping Pong Club

School Notes

  • Mary Star of the Sea High School is a co-educational, secondary school located in San Pedro, CA. The school is operated by Mary Star of the Sea Parish under the supervision of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
  • The school focuses on the fundamentals of a quality education interwoven with strong Catholic principles.
  • The curriculum is grounded in a college preparatory program with a four-year honor track option.
  • Guided by the Norbertine Fathers, Mary Star promotes growth in self-discipline and responsibility through leadership, athletic, and service opportunities.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Tim Wrightman - Played for on the Chicago Bears Superbowl Champion Team, 1986.
    • Michael Marinkovich - Vice Principal of Mary Star of the Sea High School
    • John Hussey - NFL Referee
    • Sarah Gascon - USA National Team Handball
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mary Star Of The Sea High School cost?
Mary Star Of The Sea High School's tuition is approximately $12,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Mary Star Of The Sea High School?
The acceptance rate of Mary Star Of The Sea High School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
Who are famous alumni from Mary Star Of The Sea High School?
Mary Star Of The Sea High School famous alumni include: Tim Wrightman, Michael Marinkovich, John Hussey and Sarah Gascon.
Does Mary Star Of The Sea High School offer a summer program?
Yes, Mary Star Of The Sea High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Mary Star Of The Sea High School offer?
Mary Star Of The Sea High School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball. Mary Star Of The Sea High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Mary Star Of The Sea High School's ranking?
Mary Star Of The Sea High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Mary Star Of The Sea High School?
The application deadline for Mary Star Of The Sea High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Summer Session Final Exams - Last Day of Summer School (Entire School Calendar)
July 18, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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