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La Reina High School & Middle School

Established in the fall of 1964, La Reina High School & Middle School is a private, independent Catholic college preparatory high school and middle school for young women, sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame and governed by a Board of Trustees. La Reina incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2007; it is financially independent and does not receive financial support from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

La Reina currently serves 440 students in grades 6 through 12 and is recognized in the community as an academic powerhouse. Students complete a college preparatory curriculum that is aligned with the standards for admission to the University of California. Of those who applied, the class of 2017 had a 100% acceptance rate to colleges and universities across the United States. Click here for a complete list of colleges and universities that accepted members of the Class of 2017.

School Profile

Click here to view our complete school profile from 2016-17.

Sisters of Notre Dame

Sisters of Notre Dame
Educational Heritage 


The Sisters of Notre Dame’s educational heritage originated more than 160 years ago in Coesfeld, Germany. La Reina High School and MIddle School as well as all the sponsored educational institutions of the Sisters have been founded on four principles:



  • The centrality of a good and provident God
  • The human dignity of each person as an image of God
  • The Notre Dame educator as Gospel witness
  • An integrated education for transformation

The faculty, staff and students continually strive to give witness to these four principles in the lived reality of La Reina High School and Middle School.

For further information about the Sisters of Notre Dame, please refer to these links:

Sisters of Notre Dame California Province

Sisters of Notre Dame - Rome

Notre Dame Academy High School - Los Angeles

Notre Dame Academy - Ohio

Notre Dame Academy - Kentucky



Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy

La Reina High School & Middle School is dedicated to providing a Catholic education, which strives to help every student realize her worth and find her place in God’s plan. In the spirit of the Gospel, and according to the vision and educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame, La Reina helps each young woman discover, develop, and share the unique gifts God has given her.

As a Notre Dame-sponsored school that proclaims God’s goodness, La Reina teaches the message of Christ, develops community and family spirit, and reaches out to those in need, both locally and universally. The curriculum is designed to prepare each student for a college education. It reflects the values of a traditional and classical education and recognizes the demands of a technological world. La Reina helps students develop a global perspective, motivates their intellectual pursuits, nurtures their sensitivity and creativity, fosters their physical development, and prepares leaders who further goodness and justice in society.


Vision and Mission Statement

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 History

La Reina History

La Reina High School is a private Catholic college preparatory junior and senior high school for girls sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame, an order founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany. The Christian education of youth has always been the Congregation's principal apostolic activity. The integration of the instruction in Catholic truths and values with human knowledge in all aspects of the school program has as its purpose the formation of mature, Christian, young women. Therefore, both the religious and lay faculty at La Reina endeavor to educate each student in such a way that she may reach her fullest spiritual and intellectual potential in an atmosphere of loving concern and religious commitment, where quality and the individual count.

La Reina was established in the fall of 1964. The school campus is situated on a 40-acre parcel of land. The three original buildings were completed between 1964 and 1967. His Eminence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre dedicated La Reina on October 15, 1967. The multi-purpose building, consisting of an auditorium-gym, cafeteria, five classrooms, a computer lab and nine offices was built in 1986. This building increased the maximum enrollment from 400 to approximately 620.

La Reina opened a junior high school in the fall of 1973. Junior high students begin a college preparatory curriculum and have the advantage of accelerating into high school courses in foreign language and mathematics.

In 1984, the graduation requirements were revised to reflect the standards for admission to the University of California. The administration and faculty have developed a thorough college preparatory curriculum, including Advanced Placement courses in many disciplines. The great majority of graduates enroll in college, most attending a four-year institution. Among the wide variety of co-curricular activities available, the athletics, forensics and Mock Trial programs have gained local and state recognition.

La Reina is fully accredited through 2022 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Western Catholic Educational Association, and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association.

While most students are Catholic, students of other beliefs are welcome. The administration and faculty work in cooperation with the students' parents, who bear the primary educational responsibility, and with the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

School Goals - the ESLRs

School Goals - the ESLRs

Expected School-wide Learning Results

La Reina graduates are women who:

Foster their relationship with God   

  • Know Catholic traditions and beliefs
  • Demonstrate respect for other faiths
  • Develop personal and communal spirituality  
  • Demonstrate Christian values of integrity, justice and service

Grow intellectually   

  • Demonstrate academic preparedness for college   
  • Use effective oral and written communication  
  • Use technology effectively, appropriately and ethically   
  • Use critical thinking skills

Develop their individual gifts 

  • Discover and foster God-given talents 
  • Realize a sense of self-worth and confidence   
  • Develop their creativity and imagination  
  • Participate in activities that demonstrate personal transformation

Impact the global community  

  • Demonstrate leadership and service in the community   
  • Practice responsible citizenship  
  • Promote justice in the local, national and global community

Board of Trustees

2016-17 Board of Trustees

Armando Berriz, J.D.
Carlos Coto
Sr. Marie Paul Grech, SND, M.A., M.Ed.
Tamara Harper '87, J.D.
Fr. Paul Hruby
Sr. Leanne Hubbard
Alison Lindquist
Tim Paulson
Dan Peate
John Philopott
Vaune Pierce
Amy Jo Reinoso
Brenna (Scanlon) Chapin '02
Rebecca DeBruno Stanley '87
Dr. Christopher Tolcher
Francine Weisbecker
Henry Workman, Chairman

Contact Information & Office Hours

106 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, California 91360
Phone (805) 495-6494
Fax (805) 494-4966
Email website@lareina.com

For Admissions information please email:  admissions@lareina.com

For Advancement information please email:  dgoodman@lareina.com


Monday-Friday Office Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.             
September 5: Labor Day
November 11: Veterans Day
November 23-25:  Thanksgiving 
December 19 - January 3: Christmas/New Year
January 16: Martin Luther King Jr.
February 20: President's Day
April 13 - 21: Easter Break
May 29:  Memorial Day
May 31:  Summer Hours Begin
July 4:  Fourth of July

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