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
January 15, 2020 @ 11:31 am

It’s that time of year....Admissions Season! Applications for Alverno are due on Jan 24 - that is next Friday! Be sure to finish your application and send it in! Link in bio. We cannot wait to meet our newest Freshman class. #alvernojaguars #classof2024

January 9, 2020 @ 1:34 pm

December 12, 2019 @ 11:53 pm

Our wonderful Alverno Singers shared their voices at The Hart Park House in Sierra Madre this afternoon. The Hart House is a community center for senior citizens of all ages! Our singers, joined by Ms. Witherington, Ms. Mone and Ms. Bertollini, sang a variety of Christmas carols to their senior fans! It was a beautiful day and another special moment this Holiday season! #alvernoserves #alvernochristmas

December 12, 2019 @ 12:35 am

And the winner of the class tree decorating contest is...(drum rolling please)...the Seniors! Our Alverno Christmas Day ended in with a fun afternoon of tacky Christmas tree decorating, cookie decorating, ugly sweater contest and hot cocoa! Each state had to decorate their tree to represent Alverno, the spirit of their class and of course, the spirit of Christmas! All the classes did an amazing job putting everything together. The Freshman class created a Birthday themed tree, because we are celebrating our 60th birthday! The Sophomores had a Big Bird tree dedicated to reminiscing about our childhoods as we approach the end of a decade. The Grinch came to life as the Junior tree embodied this Christmas story! Lastly, the Seniors took the trophy with their tree! With photos of everyone in their class, ornaments that represented their state color, special senior items and a graduation cap atop the tree to replace the typical star - it truly embodied Alverno & Christmas! It was a festive Christmas celebration! #AlvernoChristmas

December 12, 2019 @ 12:17 am

December 11, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

Today our Campus Ministry students loaded up the van with gifts for the Los Angeles Archdiocese Adopt a Family service project! All of our students, Faculty & Staff came together to provide items for two amazing families! This project is truly a reminder of what Christmas is all about, giving. Donating these gifts was really a gift to our Alverno community, reminding us to be appreciative for all we have and willing to share it with others. Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2019 @ 6:56 pm

The time has come...to APPLY TO ALVERNO! Join our family and become who you imagine. We have a special early application option which includes $25 off your application fee. Click the link in our bio for more info. Why not take a few minutes to begin your application?

December 6, 2019 @ 11:13 am

Bill Nye has got nothin' on us! Today (12/6) is Alverno's third annual Science Night! Featuring our *famous* dry ice gelato (a cold evening deserves a cold treat!), student-led experiments for guests of all ages, and Caltech representatives on-hand... this is an exceptionally fun night for all. And please, bring the kids! There will be lots to do, lots to see, and lots to celebrate as our Science Club and Science National Honor Society host this great event. #sciencenight

December 4, 2019 @ 7:08 pm

Today we had the pleasure of hearing Amanda McDonough speak! @amanda_mcdonough is an actress, speaker, advocate and published author of the autobiography “Ready to Be Heard: How I Lost My Hearing and Found My Voice.” Amanda was diagnosed with hearing loss at the age of 4, her hearing steadily declined but despite facing these challenges she succeeded in school and extracurriculars. One day in college she awoke to discover her hearing was completely gone. She shared with us her journey of finding herself, overcoming obstacles and discovering her passion for acting that led her to the show Switched at Birth. It was inspiring and empowering to hear her story. All of our American Sign Language (ASL) students read her book as a part of their class and were excited to see her! #alvernoheights #inspiring #amandamcdonough

November 22, 2019 @ 12:57 am

November 21, 2019 @ 11:38 pm

Lights, Camera, ACTION!! What an amazing day visiting ABC Studios in Los Angeles. Students in the Media Production class were guests of a past parent whose daughter graduated in 2017! They took part an exclusive tour of the set of General Hospital, visited the Executive Producer in his office, walked onto the GH set while they were filming a live scene and checked out wardrobe & hair/make up! Students were able (and very excited!) to take a photo with Chad Duell, who plays Michael Corinthos on General Hospital. This was followed up by a visit to post-production offices, editing rooms, finishing rooms and a fun experience with audio engineers who were recording promos. All those we visited were in the middle of their work days so we were able to see them working on real time shows or promos! It was inspiring experience. The grand finale of the day was running into @greysabc star @therealkmckidd (Kevin McKidd) who plays Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy! He chatted with the students and even filmed a selfie video with them that was posted on the @greysabc Instagram page! What a sweet ending to an already epic day!

November 20, 2019 @ 8:03 pm

It’s the perfect evening for a warm and cozy night of music in the villa! 'Fall’ into a night of beautiful music at our annual Harvestfest Concert! The show starts at 7! Alverno Singers will be presenting selections like “What A Wonderful World” and “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. The Musical Theater Class will be presenting selections from “Wicked”, “Grease”, and “A Chorus Line”. Some of our instrumentalists featured will be playing viola, piano, guitar, drums, flute and Guzheng. There will be a reception following the concert with refreshments and drinks. #alvernosingers #harvestfestconcert #myalverno

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