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High School

Three high school students reading books on the lawn

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has a long history of excellence in secondary education, with our first high schools established in the late 1800s.

Through the decades, we have educated tens of thousands of young people, providing them with a nurturing, structured environment that helps them maximize their academic development, explore their talents, build lifelong friendships, and chart a path for their future.

Rooted in the Catholic faith, the programs help students to grow in their understanding of God and develop Christian values. The curriculum also teaches students to become compassionate, global thinkers who seek to make a positive difference in their communities and the world.

Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese have an impressive record of success, measured in students’ graduation rates, college acceptances, and successful careers. We offer a wide variety of coeducational and single-gender schools, each with a distinct spirit and identity. All schools offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities focusing on the arts, athletics, leadership, service, clubs, and other student interests.

Open Houses, Shadow Days, and tours are offered to prospective students and their families. Eighth grade students applying to Catholic high schools are required to take an entrance exam; please visit each school’s website for its testing process.

Senior presentation students watching others

Tuition assistance and scholarships are available at most schools; please consult school websites for application information.

High school dissection experiment
Homecoming queen and king
Two students working on an assignment
Students building in robotics club
High school students in mass
Students smiling outside of building between classes
High school students gathered outside in school spirit colors
High school cheerleaders in gymnasium

There are three types of Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: archdiocesan, parish, and private.