St. Lucy's Priory High School

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St. Lucy's Priory High School
655 West Sierra Madre Avenue

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United States
Coordinates34°8′53″N 117°52′37″W / 34.14806°N 117.87694°W / 34.14806; -117.87694Coordinates: 34°8′53″N 117°52′37″W / 34.14806°N 117.87694°W / 34.14806; -117.87694
MottoLux, Veritas, Pax
(Light, Truth, Peace)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)Saint Lucy
OversightBenedictine Sisters
PrincipalRobyn Carroll
PrioressSr. Elizabeth Brown
Teaching staff30
Color(s)Royal blue and light blue         
MascotRoarie, the regent or one who rules
Team nameRegents
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
PublicationImpressions (literary magazine)
NewspaperThe Laureate
School fees$550 Registration Fee, $60 Incoming Freshman Application/Testing Fee

St. Lucy's Priory High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Glendora, California built in 1963. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and overseen by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Lucy's Priory.


Admission is based on STS High School Placement Test scores, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews. The 2009–2010 enrollment is 753 students with a senior class of 195. The school population is 78% Catholic and 68% minority (5% Asian/Pacific Islander; 8% Filipino; 3% African American; 39% Hispanic; 22% multiracial). The student-teacher ratio is 21–1[3]


St. Lucy's Priory High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting association recognized by the California Office of Education and the National Commission of Accrediting. St. Lucy's was first accredited in 1967 and has been accredited through 2014. St. Lucy's Priory High School is also accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and by the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools of the University of California.[4]


St. Lucy's Priory High School provides a college preparatory academic program that aims to produce high achieving, critical thinking, motivated scholars. Since the 2012–2013 school year, St. Lucy's has mandated seven classes, offering science to freshman and making students more competitive for college. Honors classes are offered as are nine Advanced Placement classes: AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP French IV, AP Spanish IV, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP European History, AP United States History, and AP United States Government and Politics. A variety of electives are offered at the school such as six levels of Studio Arts, three levels of Dance, two levels of Chorus, Theater Arts, Advanced Drama, Production and Competition, Music Theory, Journalism, Yearbook, California Literature and History, Computer Science, World Geography and Cultures, Statistics and Probability, Creative Writing, Women in Literature, Individual Exercise, World Religions, Art Appreciation, Contemporary Media, Physiology I, Physiology II, Environmental Science, three Levels of Applied Psychology and two levels of Sewing.[5]


As a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the Baseline League, St. Lucy's fields varsity teams in tennis, cross-country, volleyball, golf, soccer, basketball, water polo, softball, equestrian team, track and swimming. Other extracurricular activities include A.S.B., National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, KIWINS, Junior Statesmen of America, Drama Club, Social Issues Club, Thirst Project, Recycling Club, Spring Musical, Science Olympiad Team, Science Club, Language Club, Music for the Masses, and Regiment and Band for Damien High School.[6]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
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  3. ^ "St. Lucy's History & Traditions". Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  4. ^ "St. Lucy's Accreditation". Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  5. ^ St. Lucy's Course Description Guide
  6. ^ "St. Lucy's Extracurricular". Retrieved 2011-01-06.

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