What is special about a Catholic education?
Students graduating from Catholic schools have proven time and again, through test scores, academic achievement, and university acceptance rates, that a Catholic education is an education for life. Above and beyond their academic successes, Catholic school graduates are good citizens with a firm commitment to social justice and the care of others. Receiving an education in an environment abounding with moral values and spirituality helps to encourage the development of a well-rounded student.
What is special about an all girls' school?
Aside from the camaraderie and sisterhood, the benefits of attending an all girls’ school are numerous. A recent UCLA study indicated that girls educated in a single-sex environment tend to score higher on their SATs, have greater confidence in their public speaking abilities, are more likely to be politically active, have a greater interest in graduate school and are more likely to pursue careers in typically male-dominated fields such as engineering and computers. Click here to read more about this study: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/graduates-of-all-girls-schools-85038.aspx and/or http://www.heri.ucla.edu/PDFs/Sax_FINAL%20REPORT_Sing_1F02B4.pdf
How many applicants do you accept each year?
On average, La Reina receives more applications than there are openings. All applications received prior to the January 28, 2012 submission deadline are given first consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered as space permits. Waitlists are formed when there are more qualified applicants than openings. As space becomes available, offers of acceptance will be made from these waitlists.
Do students have to be Catholic to attend La Reina?
La Reina accepts students from all faith backgrounds. First consideration is given to practicing Catholic young women who qualify for the academic program offered. Second preference is given to those students who have an active faith life; all others are selected on the same basis as other applicants without regard to race, color or national and ethnic origin. Preference will be given to students who have attended a Catholic elementary school. This policy is consistent with La Reina's strong emphasis on religion and moral training in the Catholic tradition.
Do students have to have straight A’s to attend La Reina?
While La Reina’s academic program is rigorous, students working at varying academic levels can certainly succeed. La Reina offers a college preparatory curriculum enhanced with Honors and Advanced Placement classes (at appropriate levels). Placement is determined using previous grades and testing data, teacher recommendations, and the results of La Reina’s Entrance Placement Test.
Does La Reina offer scholarships or financial aid?
Various scholarships can be offered to current La Reina students in grades 9 – 12.
La Reina makes tuition assistance grants on the basis of need as evaluated by Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). Assistance is not granted for merit, and not all aid requests can be honored. Families who receive financial assistance are asked to provide in-school service and to participate in school fundraisers. Failure to complete these duties may result in the loss of financial assistance. For more information, please refer to the Tuition and Fees page on this site.
Is there transportation offered from my area?
Currently, there is a transportation program from the Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park and Westlake Village areas provided by Roadrunner Shuttle. Cost is dependent upon the number of students participating. If you would like to be placed on the “interest” list for these areas, please contact Mrs. Jodi DeBiasio at (805) 495-6494, ext. 336. Carpools form each year from all over Ventura County and portions of Los Angeles County. For more information, please contact the front office once your applicant has registered for the school year.
Where can I find information on the courses that La Reina offers?
La Reina’s current course catalog and curriculum can be found on this website under the Academics tab at the top of the page.
What activities or athletics does La Reina offer?
In addition to the many athletic teams, La Reina offers a multitude of extra-curricular clubs and activities. Please refer to the Athletics or Student Life tabs at the top of this webpage.
How many students attend La Reina?
La Reina’s average enrollment is approximately 600 girls in grades 7 – 12.
How many students are in each grade?
The average number of girls per grade is 100.
How many students are in a classroom?
La Reina’s average class size is 25.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
The current student to teacher ratio is 13:1.
Does La Reina celebrate mass?
Once per month, La Reina celebrates mass on-campus. Family members are welcome to attend.
Do students have to wear a uniform?
Uniforms are required for all students. There are “free dress” days throughout the year, including “Jeans Day” and class recognition days. Uniforms must be purchased through Dennis Uniform. Uniform and free dress codes can be found within the Student/Parent Handbook.
Does La Reina offer tutoring?
Student tutoring is available in La Reina’s Library twice per week. Offered by current La Reina students and moderated by a faculty member, Regent Roundtable is a free service for students that need a little extra help with their school work. Individual teachers can also be contacted for personal meetings and tutoring sessions, per teacher availability.
Does La Reina offer counseling?
La Reina offers Academic, College and Personal counseling. For more information, click here.
What percentage of La Reina students are accepted to college or university?
La Reina High School has a 100% college and university acceptance rate. 97% of those acceptances are to a four year university.
What percentage of La Reina students pass the Advanced Placement tests?
La Reina’s 10-year Advanced Placement pass rate is 90%.