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Blue Ribbon Congratulatory Messages

"Proud to congratulate La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks on being named as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School! This nationally recognized award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating outstanding schools where students gain the knowledge, skills and character to meet 21st century challenges." ...Congresswoman Julia Brownley, 26th District of California

"Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students at La Reina High School on achieving National Blue Ribbon status!  Everything in life is earned, so this singular distinction comes as no surprise to those of us in the community who are well aware of the high standards, dedication, and commitment inherent in the school's core ethos, ideology, and curriculum.  It is this pursuit of excellence that makes La Reina High School the standard for educational excellence in Ventura County:  well done!" ...Drs. Ian and Denise Burrows, parents of Anna Burrows '12

"A tremendous accomplishment!  There have been certain days and times that caused a 'It's great to be a dad' moment.  With this news, that is my day today.  Again and again, Beth and I are reminded that we made the right choice in joining the La Reina family.  Our most sincere congratulations and deepest gratitude for your tireless drive toward this goal."  ...Charley Beals, father of Addy '15 and Molly '19

"What an amazing time to be a student here at La Reina!  After attending this school for four years, it is so rewarding to see my school get recognized for all of its wonderful accomplishments.  But La Reina has always been a great school.  Having had two sisters attend LRHS before me (Madeline '12 and Zoey '10), I have seen how a La Reina education can transform students to be their absolute best.  It is exciting to see La Reina's hard work get recognized after all of the years of teaching and transforming young girls into strong, independent young women who go out into the world with a purpose.  Thank you, La Reina High School, and congratulations!   ...Isabella Lynch '14

“On behalf of the Sisters of Notre Dame of the California province, and as a member of the Class of 1969, it is my distinct honor to congratulate La Reina’s trustees, administration, faculty, staff and students on being named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School!  Since 1849, the Sisters of Notre Dame have been dedicated to education in its many forms, education characterized by Catholic truths and values, thoroughness of instruction, value-based leadership, and preferential care for the poor.   This education, blessed by our good and provident God, brings personal transformation in our students, and through their outreach, the global transformation proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We offer our deepest gratitude to all who are partners with us in our important mission and we look forward to great celebrations in 2014, La Reina’s 50th anniversary year.  Congratulations once again!”  …Sr. M. Anncarla Costello, S.N.D. ’69, Provincial Superior of the California Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame

 Most Prestigious Award 
from the United States
Department of Education 

  • 1 of 286 schools in the United States

  • 1 of 3 non-public high schools in the United States

  • 1 of 53 high schools in the United States

  • 1 of 2 high schools in California
  • Only school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

  • Only school in Ventura County

Follow this link for La Reina's profile as published by the United States Department of Education.

Congratulatory messages are welcome and appreciated.  Please email  at your convenience.  Thank you!

Follow this link for the Blue Ribbon Ceremony program.


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