“WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO … WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ‘BOUT YOU?!” At St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City, spirit isn’t just a word that gets thrown around to describe an athletic atmosphere; the Valiant Spirit is a feeling you get when you walk on campus. Students greet you, faculty members ask if they can help you, and smiles are abundant in every direction.
St. Genevieve is a private, co-ed, Catholic school located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1959, SGHS has been teaching and mentoring young men and women in grades 9-12 for the last 54 years, proudly graduating over 8,000 alumni.
Currently, St. Genevieve is a thriving high school with award-winning athletic, performing arts, and academic programs offering 33 sports teams, two musical productions each year, and an abundance of extracurricular clubs and activities. In 2003, SGHS became the first Catholic school in the nation and the first high school in California to receive the prestigious National School of Character designation by the Washington DC-based Character Education Partnership. Each year the school hosts guest speakers from all walks of life, including mayors, prominent business leaders, and even former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter.
SGHS offers a cutting edge, college preparatory curriculum with a full range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. 100% of students who took the Advanced Placement Calculus exams in May 2013 passed with the highest possible score of 5. Of the school’s graduating seniors, 99% pursue higher education, and 1% proudly serves our country in the armed forces.
St. Genevieve provides a learning environment where all students are respected, honored, and valued. The mission statement of the school is simple – “To know God, to live with honor, to change the world.” SGHS graduates aren’t only ready for college – they’re prepared for life. Alumni are responsible, Christ-centered citizens. They’re effective communicators, technology users, and collaborative workers. They’re critical thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners. In short, they’re young men and women of character prepared to lead.
St. Genevieve High School will be hosting their Open House on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Valiants invite you to come visit campus, and find out what the word SPIRIT is really all about. For more information or to schedule a campus tour, please call (818) 894-6417 or visit valiantspirit.com. St. Genevieve High School is located at 13967 Roscoe Blvd. in Panorama City.