Alverno Heights Academy is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems.

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  • 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • 100% of Alverno graduates go on to college
  • 96% of faculty have advanced degrees
  • 25 AP and Honors Courses for grades 9-12 

Thanks to the support and encouragement I received at Alverno, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and pursue an advanced art class. Then, in sophomore year, I decided to become a part of the Hair and Makeup crew for the plays and musicals. Thanks to Alverno, I was able to discover my creative side.

Alicia L. '17
November 14, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

Why Alverno? Discover your WHY. Alverno's Open House | Saturday, Nov 16 | 1pm - 4pm This video was inspired by an assignment in Alverno's Media Production class. Thank you to senior Denisse Recinos for editing such a beautiful video!

November 14, 2019 @ 1:57 am

Selfie with the Archbishop? Why not! Here Precious Perlas ‘19 (Currently attending USD) snapped a photo with Archbishop Gomez after she received the Archdiocesan Christian Service Award for her dedication to her community. With over 500 service hours completed and endless hours spent being involved at Alverno, it was beautiful to see her honored at a special mass. Service is embedded into the school’s foundation and practiced everyday. It is deeply rooted in our traditions and in every aspect of our school. Students who are of service to others are rewarded at the end of their four years at Alverno. Any senior who tripled their service hours each year, graduates with the beloved Golden Tassel! #whyalverno #myalverno

November 13, 2019 @ 2:31 pm

When you choose a high school, you are choosing a place to grow up. You are choosing a place that will help you thrive and encourage you to be your best. You are choosing a place that will feel like home, a place where the people around you become family. You are choosing people who will shape you and motivate you and believe in you. You are choosing a place that will allow you to explore all the things that interest you. You are choosing teachers who will become your mentors. You are choosing a place to become who you imagine. You are choosing much more than a high school. Why Alverno? Because it feels like home. #whyalverno #alvernoheights #myalverno

November 13, 2019 @ 11:59 am

Why Alverno? Join us Saturday for Open House and you may find our Science program the reason ‘WHY’ you choose Alverno! With foundational classes like Biology, Physics and Chemistry and innovative classes like Forensics, Public Health, Neuroscience and Independent Research - our science program is out of this world! Students are also encouraged to join their fellow students for Science Night where Cal Tech representatives share in a night of science with the community. Another special science experience is the Costa Rica trip where students explore the landscapes and ecosystem of Central America! Join us Saturday to find out more! #whyalverno #myalverno #science

November 12, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

Why Alverno? Lifelong Friendships. Academic Rigor. Teachers who care about you. Finding your voice. Discover your WHY at open house this Saturday! Click link in bio for more info. Alumnae - why did you pick Alverno? Share your answers to inspire the next generation of Alverno women!

October 29, 2019 @ 11:21 pm

It’s time for the Fall Play! Tickets are now on sale online and in the front office for Alverno’s fall play production of Tom Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Performances take place Nov 7th through the 9th at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. About Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two confused minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young duo stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. Come see and support our amazing Alverno actors!!!! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE ONLINE(link in bio)or at the front desk at Alverno! Tickets may be on sale the day of the show at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (if the show has not sold out.) To secure your ticket please purchase prior to the day of the show!

October 23, 2019 @ 11:16 am

It is an 8th Grade Visiting Day!! We are excited to welcome over 20 visitors today from a variety of schools! Alumnae and current students - what message or advice do you have for visitors? What do you love most about Alverno? Our mornings for visiting days always start with check-ins and photos! Enjoy our morning recap and stay tuned for coverage of the day on our instastory! #alvernoheights #gojaguars

October 11, 2019 @ 12:34 am

Join us in congratulating Ms. Cynthia Cales!! She is the winner of Best Teacher in Pasadena for this years @pasadenaweekly Best of Edition! Last year Ms. Eileen Cameron was the winner - so yes, we are proud to be Back to Back Champions! Alverno also received the Reader recommended award! What an honor. Tonight @noorpasadena hosted the Pasadena Weekly event celebrating the winners. We were happy to be there in support of Ms. Cales. She has been dedicated to Alverno for 12 years now, both in the classroom and on the stage. She has inspired so many students, created an amazing Performing Arts Program and most important - she has made Alverno feel like home for so many students with her spunk, dedication and love! Congrats Ms. Cales. Show your love below. #pasadenaweekly #bestofpasadena #bestteacher #alvernoheights

October 4, 2019 @ 6:05 pm

It is here. A new era in Alverno Athletics. We will see you at the Athletic Fields Opening Ceremony tomorrow! Gooooo Jaguars! #alvernoheights

October 4, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

This morning our Founders’ Day began with a wonderful Agape service and Blessing of the Animals in honor of one of our founding groups, the Sisters of St. Francis. We had snakes, dogs, cats, bunnies, turtles and more. We enjoyed our beautiful campus in an outdoor service and loved our pets taking part in this beautiful morning - we even had some dogs join the choir! #foundersday

October 2, 2019 @ 11:13 am

It’s National Custodial Recognition Day! We took a few minutes this morning as a school to thank our custodial team, Mr. Melara and Ms. Lopez. Because of the work they do on campus we are able to function on a daily basis in a safe and cared for environment. We often take for granted how lucky we are to have these two positive and hard working individuals. Thank you so much for everything you do and we hope you enjoy this day! #alvernoheights

September 30, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

It’s time for our monthly Campus Ministry wrap up! Our amazing students participated in many activities this month such as Blessing of the Jerseys, our September 11 special prayer and attending and participating at the 15th Annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast. In addition they participated in three big service projects! As a school we raised over $1000 for @shesthefirst in our week long bake a change event! We also had students volunteer at the Wiggle Waggle Walk benefiting the @pasadenahumane Society and at the @homeboyindustries Walk! We are always so proud of our students and their fearless leader Ms. Guerrero! Take a look at photos here. #alvernoserves #myalverno #alvernojaguars

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