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Head of School Welcome

 

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to La Reina High School & Middle School. 

From the moment I set foot onto La Reina’s picturesque campus, I knew I was part of something special.  For over fifty years, La Reina has been educating young women to lead a life of achievement and engagement, built on the foundation of the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  We continue to be a school where girls in grades 6 through 12 find their place in a caring community. 

I invite you to explore and discover what it means to be a La Reina girl.  Every member of our community — faculty, staff, parents, alumnae, board members, and friends — believes in the value of an all-girls education.  At La Reina we invite every student to stretch her mind and use her voice – early and often. 

Research from the National Coalition of Girls Schools demonstrates that girls who attend single-gender schools have clear advantages. In a recent study called Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools, the NCGS surveyed nearly 13,000 girls attending all-girls schools, coed independent schools, and coed public schools. The resulting comparative analysis makes a compelling case for the girls’ school advantage. 

The study found that students at all-girl’s schools engage more actively in the learning process -more than 95% of survey respondents reported participating actively in class discussions.  La Reina students outperform their public school peers on several key metrics, including earning SAT scores that are 195 points above the national average, and having a 100% acceptance rate to 4-year colleges and universities. Additionally graduates of La Reina are more than twice as likely as their peers to choose to major in STEM fields in college or university.

At La Reina we educate the whole girl, mind body and soul. In our nurturing Catholic spirit-filled environment, girls lead every club and team, helping them become confident, capable and compassionate young women.  We develop their abilities to excel in math, science and technology and advance their skills as accomplished writers and public speakers.  Creativity is fostered through a unified arts community.  Our students learn about themselves through faith-based retreats and community service opportunities that enable them to discover the means to transform the world around them.

La Reina graduates are confident women with an infectious enthusiasm for learning and for life.  The life-long friendships they form at La Reina help to carry them through the challenges in their lives. 

We invite you to visit and to experience firsthand what it means to be a La Reina girl.

Sincerely yours,

Tony Guevara
Head of School 

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