Non-Diocesan Catholic High Schools
CORNELIA CONNELLY SCHOOL OF THE HOLY CHILD
2323 West Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92804-2398
Head of School: Jacqueline Quinones Sienkowski, J.D. Assistant Head: Dr. Cathleen Nista Rauterkus ’95 Director of Admissions: Alisha Aceituno ‘04 Enrollment: 130
Faculty: Alumnae: 3
Lay Teachers: 21
Established in 1961, Cornelia Connelly School is the only independent Catholic high school for girls in Orange County. Connelly is part of the Holy Child Network of Schools (U.S., Europe, Africa), allowing students to experience an enriching exchange program. Fully accredited, Connelly offers a college-preparatory education that caters to the learning style of girls, resulting in young women leaders empowered through academic excellence, faith development, and service to others. Connelly graduates move on to top universities including Harvard. Curriculum includes Honors and AP classes, fine & performing arts, choir, athletics, robotics, and J-Term: an in- depth, subject-specific exploration and internship program.
J SERRA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
President: Richard T. Meyer Principal: Eric Stroupe
Vice Principal of Student Life: Donna Vandenberg Vice Principal of Academics: Dan Everett
Vice President of Mission and Faith: Patrick Reidy Dean of Students: Bridget Desmond
Assistant Dean of Students: Chris Plaia Chaplain: TBD
Campus Ministry Director: Zach Eckert Enrollment: 1,187
Faculty: Priests: 3
Lay Teachers: 63
A non-diocesan Roman Catholic school, JSerra Catholic High School was founded on September 3, 2003 in San Juan Capistrano. The fully W.A.S.C. accredited school integrates state-of-the-art technology and a college preparatory curriculum. JSerra is committed to providing an environment emphasizing the intellectual, personal, spiritual, and moral development of the young Christian person.
MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL
1202 West Edinger Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92707-2191
www.materdei.org President: Patrick Murphy Principal: Frances Clare
Asst. Principal of Personnel & Faculty Services: Audrey Ganey Asst. Principal of Academics and Technology: Geri Campeau ‘87 V.P./Advancement: Erica Adams
V.P./Business Services: Dave Taylor
Asst. Principal of Student Services: Lee Gaeta Faculty: Lay Teachers: 175
Rector/Chaplin: Rev. Mark Jon Cruz, A.M. Enrollment: up to 2,200 annually
Mater Dei, founded in 1950, is a diocesan coeducational high school dedicated to providing a holistic education. Each student is challenged by a college preparatory curriculum and encouraged to reach his/her full potential through extensive co-curricular and extracurricular programs.
1340 North Acacia Avenue Fullerton, CA 92831-1299
Head of School: Shawna Pautsch
Asst. Head of School/Principal: Sean Basford
Director of Advancement & Marketing: Kristie O’Campo Director of Athletics: Tom Tice Jr.
Director of Business Operations: Steve Ruszak Director of Curriculum: Richard Yoon
Director of Activities: Nicola Huerta Director of Campus Ministry: Eileen Kearns Enrollment: 370
As a college preparatory diocesan Catholic high school, Rosary Academy empowers the mind, body, and spirit of each young woman in a transformative education experience. Guided by the Blessed Mother, Rosary Academy embraces and challenges its students with an innovative instruction curriculum to achieve academic success and ignite the call to serve the dear neighbor.
ST. MICHAEL’S ABBEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL
19292 El Toro Road Silverado, CA 92676-9710
Headmaster: Rev. Victor Szczurek, O.Praem. Dean of Students: Rev. Vianney Ceja, O.Praem.
Asst. Dean of Students: Rev. Joachim Aldaba, O.Praem. Chaplain: Rev. Miguel Batres, O.Praem
Faculty: Priests/Religious: 12
Lay Teachers: 6
After more than 50 years of transforming high school boys into well prepared Catholic young men, St. Michael’s Preparatory School will be closing its doors after the 2019-2020 school year, in anticipation of the move to our new abbey home. Our community will continue to participate actively in the numerous apostolates we are currently serving in. This transition calls us particularly to re-focus our efforts on educating our 40 current (and future) seminarians, in the spirit of our founder and great reformer of the Church, St. Norbert. Yes, God has blessed us greatly and we move onward continuing to trust in His holy will for us.
SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
22062 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone – 949-766-6000
President: J. Andrew Sulick ‘91 Principal: Cheri L. Wood
A/P for Faculty and Instruction: John Hayck A/P for Student Services: Thomas Smith Chaplain: Rev. Tim Donovan
Facility: Religious: 1
Lay Teachers: 106
Founded in 1987 under the leadership of the Diocese of Orange, Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers a coeducational, college- preparatory education. Known for the breadth and quality of its academic programs including the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Programme, innovative technology, student-centered classrooms, emphasis on service and social justice, nationally- recognized athletic program, award-winning performing and visual arts programs and active student body – Santa Margarita provides a well-rounded educational experience. Centered in the school’s charism of Caritas Christi, the love of Christ, Santa Margarita strives to develop students who are people of faith, skilled life-long learners, healthy individuals and involved citizens of the world who act with compassion, humility, justice and goodness.
SERVITE HIGH SCHOOL
1952 West La Palma Avenue Anaheim, CA 92801-3595
President: Randall Adams Principal: Michael Brennan
AP/Academic Affairs: Olga Hofreiter Dean of Students: Jack Conklin Campus Ministers: Bobby Angel Chaplain: Rev. Steephen Viblanc Enrollment: 800
Lay Teachers: 65
Servite is a Roman Catholic boys’ college preparatory high school conducted by the Order of Friar Servants of Mary.