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
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

September 26, 2019 @ 11:38 pm

We are so close to our Athletic Fields Opening! Check out the progress in these photos. Final touches are taking place now. Scoreboard, bases, landscaping and more are being added as we round third base on our Athletic Fields Construction Project! We couldn’t be more excited to share it with you on October 5 @ 4pm! Please e-mail homecoming@alvernoheights.org to RSVP! #alvernoheights #gojaguars #alvernojaguars

September 20, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

It is Pep Rally day at Alverno! One of our favorite days of the semester. We will be acknowledging the fall sports - Volleyball & Cross Country, as well as those who made the Fall Play cast! Woo hoo! Also, as is tradition, each class will engage in some friendly competition for the ultimate prize...the spirit stick! Today’s competition is a skit based on a TV show! Seniors have the 90s - Friends Juniors have the 70s - The Brady Bunch Sophomores have the 80s - Full House Freshman have the 60s - The Flinstones Stay tuned for updates from the Pep Rally. Parents and Alum feel free to join us! #myalverno #alvernoheights #gojaguars

September 19, 2019 @ 1:48 am

Today was a BIG day! Our Athletic Fields Construction Project has rounded third and is sliding into home plate! In other words...the grass was laid today and the project is nearly complete! After years of planning and months of construction seeing the green grass on our field was cause for celebration! We can’t wait to see you all on October 5 for our official Opening Ceremonies! Check out our story for more coverage of today. Link in bio for more info about the opening day! #alvernoheights #alvernojaguars #myalverno

September 17, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

This morning our Campus Ministry students took part in the 15th Annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast. The morning began with a mass where our students read Prayers of the Faithful. After mass we all shared in wonderful prayer breakfast where baseball legend Mike Scioscia shared his faith journey. Senior Cassandra was the first student to ask him a question during the Q&A! Our students were also able to meet him and take a photo with him. It was a beautiful morning! #prayerbreakfast #alvernocm

September 12, 2019 @ 3:52 pm

It’s our 7th Annual @shesthefirst Cupcake War! Students submit their best cupcake for $5 and can win great prizes and be crowned queen of the cupcakes! This year it was a lemon cupcake that took the crown, with a peanut butter Reese’s cupcake & Hot Chocolate inspired cupcake not far behind in the rankings! Congrats to our first prize winner, Minta! Most importantly more funds were raised for @shesthefirst and some lucky teachers played the role of judges! Another amazing Bake a Change event. We have a couple more days to raise $1,000 for girls education! Remember a cupcake in your hand can become a diploma in hers! If you are interested in donating please message us. #bakeachange #shesthefirst #girlseducation #girlsmatter #alvernoheights #cupcakewars

September 9, 2019 @ 9:29 pm

This morning Campus Ministry led a Blessing of the Teams for our Volleyball and Cross Country squads! It has become a beautiful tradition to bless our teams and their jerseys prior to their seasons. Good luck to our fall sports as they begin their league games. Go Jaguars!! #alvernoheightsacademy #alvernojaguars

September 7, 2019 @ 8:42 pm

We are just over a month from the Opening Ceremony for our Athletic Fields! We hope you can join us for this monumental and exciting celebration. This will begin a new era at Alverno and it will kick off our 60th Anniversary. We are also celebrating our Alumnae year’s ending in ‘4 & ‘9. We hope you can join us. More information to come. Kick off at 4pm! We will see you on the pitch on October 5th. Go Jaguars! #myalverno #alvernoheightsacademy #alvernojaguars

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