Immaculate Heart Launches 107th Year of Scholarship & Leadership

Immaculate Heart President Julie McCormick joins the high school’s Associated Student Body officers in welcoming the new school year.

Immaculate Heart President Julie McCormick joins the high school’s Associated Student Body officers in welcoming the new school year.

Immaculate Heart is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women in grades six through twelve. Steeped in beloved school traditions, Immaculate Heart has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Founded in 1906 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the school remains true to its original mission: the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and social development of women.

Its hillside campus, conveniently located in Los Angeles near Griffith Park, welcomes a student body of geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity. Virtually 100 percent of IH students matriculate immediately to college, including some of the most prestigious universities in the country, with many students earning substantial merit scholarships. Immaculate Heart’s challenging academic curriculum includes 15 Advanced Placement courses, 14 honors classes, and 50 UC and Cal-State approved elective courses, all enhanced by the latest technology.

Students can also take advantage of such enrichment programs as Marine Biology Exploration of Catalina Island, Close Up to Washington, D.C., and Pandas Abroad Summer Travel. The school’s extra-curricular activities develop personal excellence and maximize each student’s unique potential. A competitive sports program fields teams in basketball, cross country, diving, equestrian, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. The Visual and Performing Arts Department features an annual art exhibit, choral performances, theatrical productions, and a dance troupe. Students participate in community service, as well as in more than 30 clubs and activities, including retreats, liturgies, the student newspaper, Mock Trial, and the speech and debate team.

Immaculate Heart is located at 5515 Franklin Ave. in Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 461-3651.

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