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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 523 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,700
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 24 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
523 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Mary Star Of The Sea High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size
24 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AB Calculus, AP European History, AP Spanish, AP US Government, AP US History, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics
Average SAT score
1222
Average ACT score
24
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
275
% on Financial Aid
69%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Kelly Phillips

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Art Club, Baking for a Cause, C-2 Club, E- Sports Club, Filipino Club, Fishing Club, Green Team, Hispanic Culture Club, Italian-Croation Club, Journalism Club, Rocket Club, Spanish Club, Squire Roses, Squires, Students for Life Club, Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, 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 - Voce Principal of Mary Star of the Sea High School
Source: Verified school update

School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of Summer School (Entire School Calendar)
June 20, 2023 (Tuesday)
Last Day of Summer School (Entire School Calendar)
July 21, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 523 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,700
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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