St. Anthony High School (California)
|St. Anthony High School|
620 Olive Avenue
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Anthony of Padua|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Los Angeles|
|President||Gina Rushing Maguire|
|Teaching staff||19.8 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||22.1|
|Color(s)||Purple and White|
|Mascot||Antonio, The Saint|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
St. Anthony High School, commonly referred to as SA, is a private, Roman Catholic high school located in the downtown area of Long Beach, California. The school's enrollment was 525 students in the 2015-2016 school year. It is served by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
St. Anthony High School was founded as a Catholic coeducational high school in 1920 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart and St. Anthony Parish. In 1940, the Brothers of Holy Cross joined the Sisters on campus and St. Anthony became a boys' school and a girls' school with facilities dedicated to each on the same campus. In 1972 the two schools merged and St. Anthony became coeducational once again. Today, St. Anthony High School is an Archdiocesan high school and remains a co-ed school.
The High School is located in Downtown Long Beach at 6th and Olive Avenue. In recent years, more than $3.5M has been invested in campus renovations, including a library learning center, classroom renovations, technology and the construction of a new kitchen. The “Saints” Athletic Field is located about eight miles from the downtown campus in the Lakewood Village area of Long Beach.
The school has the following clubs: Sports Medicine Club, Drama Club, Ukulele Club, Chess Club, Environmental Awareness Club, Diversity Club, Filipino Club, Ping Pong Club, the list goes on and on. St. Anthony High School sports include Football and Basketball (both boys and girls), Baseball, Softball, Soccer (boys and girls), Cross-Country and Track (both boys and girls), Volleyball (both boys and girls). St. Anthony High School also has a Cheer Leading Squad, a music department with a Jazz Ensemble and Drum Line, a Drama Department, and a leadership program known as "President's Ambassadors."
- Joey Amalfitano (1951), professional baseball player and coach
- Lou Berberet (1947), professional baseball player
- Ernie_Cheatham (1947), professional football player
- Cormac Carney (1977), judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
- Dan Lungren (1964), former U.S. Congressman from California
- William Levada (1954), cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
- Darrick Martin (1988), professional basketball player
- George Niederauer (1954), former Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco
- Johnny Olszewski (1949), professional football player
- Jack Snow (1961), professional football player
- Manu Tuiasosopo(1976), professional football player
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