La Reina High School & Middle School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women in the tradition, vision, and educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
La Reina provides a nurturing, Catholic environment of educational excellence, focused on helping young women develop into moral and self-confident leaders, who work for the transformation of individuals and society.
Students are given opportunities to foster their relationship with God, to grow intellectually, to develop their individual gifts, and to be catalysts for the promotion of justice locally, nationally and globally.
La Reina Traditions
La Reina's program is based on the Notre Dame Educational Cornerstones. In 1964, Sister Mary Ralph Fahey, first principal at La Reina wrote, “The young women of the Conejo need a high school of high standards and excellent curriculum, but most of all they need a quality education based on the Catholic faith and values and a school where the individual student is valued and respected.”
Today, La Reina is proud to offer a challenging academic curriculum in a Catholic environment that celebrates the individual talents of our students. Click on the links below to learn more about how La Reina's many unique traditions nurture young women's academic, personal, and spiritual growth.
- Alma Mater
- Friendship Week
- Junior Ring Ceremony
- Renaissance Festival
- Kairos - Spiritual Retreat
- Evening of Excellence
- Opening School Mass
- May Crowning
- Green & Gold Tea
Our La Reina High,
loved Alma Mater,
keep us true and loyal Regents all,
e’re upholding standards
bold and daring,
valiant students faithful to our call.
We will always praise, defend all that’s good, esteem the right and fair,
love and cherish ev’ry mem’ry
and be worthy of the name we bear.
Our La Reina days hold many mem’ries of the times
we spend together here.
They remind us also to look forward to each new, exciting, happy year.
And Our Lady, Queen of all,
is our model and our guide.
She’ll find us peace true and lasting
‘til in heaven with her we’ll all abide.
Written by Sister Mary Josanne Furey, SND
During Friendship Week, the school community celebrates the bonds of friendship, love and respect that unite all La Reina students. The week culminates with La Reina High Day which begins with a prayer service followed by the presentation of the "lands" and a spirit rally that honors the stiudents for their creativity and teamwork.
The Kairos retreat is a four-day off-campus experience wherein students are led to consider what God has gifted them to do in life and invited to accept themselves and others as loved unconditionally by God. Kairos, which is Greek for 'special time,' encourages each participant to look carefully at herself, her relationship with others, and her relationship with God. Kairos is one of our alumnae's most cherished memories of La Reina, as the program's journey of self discovery helps enhance relationships with family, friends, and community.
Instituted in 1983, the Evening of Excellence is an annual awards program which recognizes students who have achieved excellence in a particular field. Designed to highlight individual students' talents, this event gives the school, scholarship donors, and local community organizations the opportunity to recognize our Regents' hard work and dedication.
On this day the entire school gathers for a special liturgy to officially open the school year. With an emphasis on La Reina traditions, the school asks for God's blessing on our community and our educational efforts in the coming year. After the liturgy, Student Council officers and members pledge their loyalty and support to the ideals of La Reina High School & Middle School.
LA REINA VALUES
La Reina graduates are women who are:
- Understand Catholic faith and its traditions.
- Develop a relationship with God through prayer, reflection, liturgy and retreats.
- Develop respect for other faiths.
- Demonstrate Christian values of integrity, justice and service.
Capable and Competent
- Articulate ideas through effective written and oral skills.
- Apply analytical, logical, critical, and creative thinking skills.
- Use technology effectively, appropriately and ethically.
- Appreciate, foster and share her God-given talents in her community.
- Demonstrate leadership and service.
- Participate in activities that demonstrate personal transformation.
2013 National Blue Ribbon School
La Reina High School was selected as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. This is the highest national award that a school can receive and is given for a period of seven years.
La Reina was one of just three non-public high schools selected in the entire United States, one of two high schools in California and the only school in either Ventura County or the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles.