Carondelet HS Admissions Lookbook

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SCHOOL

PROFILE

Carondelet is more than high school. It’s her school. Our philosophy and approach empowers each girl to find her voice and to speak out and advocate for herself and others. At the heart of our sisterhood is our Catholic tradition, rooted in the mission of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph. We create an inclusive environment that embraces all students, welcomes diversity, ensures equity, and values social justice, empathy, service, gratitude, and spirituality. At Carondelet, leaders are formed, character is built, and lifelong relationships are cultivated. We work to make connections throughout academic disciplines, and help our students see the relevance of their classwork in their own lives. Collaboration and real-world problem solving are key elements that lead to independence, confidence, and a love for learning that lets our students explore their own passions.

800

STUDENTS ENROLLED

200

STUDENTS PER GRADE

10,000 ALUMNAE


STUDENTS COME FROM

WHO WE ARE

58

• Asian/Pacific Islander 10% • Black 4% • Latina 13% • Middle Eastern 1% • Multiracial 20% • White 51% • Other 1%

DIFFERENT ZIP CODES

Single-gender classes in freshman and sophomore year instill self-confidence and a strong sense of community. Co-ed classes are available to junior and senior students through combined course offerings with De La Salle, an adjacent Catholic boys’ school.

WE WELCOME STUDENTS OF ALL SPIRITUAL BELIEFS AND BACKGROUNDS

72% CATHOLIC l 28% OTHER FAITHS

STUDENTS

WHERE COME FROM • 54% Catholic schools • 28% Public schools • 18% Private schools


ACADEMICS 24

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

15:1

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

99%

OF ‘21 GRADUATES ARE GOING TO COLLEGE

My teachers truly care about my success, happiness, and identity. They put effort into getting to know me as more than just a student

Nicole Abudayeh ‘22 and always try to relate to me as a person. I love how we talk about real, human issues in our day-to-day

classes and that we are always collaborating to solve problems. Sarah Bryn Owens ‘22


COLLEGE COUNSELING ON DAY 1

STARTS

4-year course selection and exploration begins with an individual family planning meeting before each student’s first day on campus.

HARD WORK

THAT PAYS OFF 84% of students received college scholarships. A total of $21.8 million in scholarships and grants was awarded to the 2021 graduating class.

ACHIEVEMENTS Students actively participate in research leading to publication with top university professors

Last year, 106 students saved money on future college expenses through our Early College Credit Program. Carondelet students can enroll in college courses at no added cost and credits are transferrable directly to college. In the past four years our students have saved an estimated $900,000 in college tuition.

23 AP Courses 13 Honors Courses 287 students took 504 AP exams with more than 62% receiving scores of 3, 4, or 5, far greater than the national average

AN INNOVATIVE & CHALLENGING PREPARATORY CURRICULUM

COLLEGE

Our curriculum develops student self-advocacy, creative problem solving, collaborative learning, varied forms of self-expression, and the ability to communicate effectively. We stay at the forefront of best practices for girls’ education, continuously reassessing the tools and skills young women need to become entrepreneurial, resilient, confident, career-ready leaders in our dynamic world. Our newest academic building, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation, is a modern state-of-the-art learning center designed to spark creativity, collaboration, innovation, and a fearless spirit for all our students—giving them the skills to succeed in college and beyond.


COUGAR

ATHLETICS


WINNING TEAMS 140 League Championships 58 NCS Team Championships 12 National Cheer and Dance Championships 5 Northern California Team Championships 3 State Team Championships 3 Individual State Champions 2 National Team Championships 1 Individual National Champion

32 TEAMS

NATIONAL TALENT

17 SPORTS

12

450+ ATHLETES EACH YEAR

AN ATHLETICS COMPLEX

SPECIFICALLY

FOR OUR STUDENTS

CLASS OF ‘21 ATHLETES NOW PLAYING AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL

NEW

OUR ATHLETICS COMPLEX IS STATE-OF-THE-ART

6 TENNIS COURTS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS FOR SOCCER, LACROSSE, RUGBY, AND SOFTBALL FULLY-EQUIPPED AQUATICS COMPLEX WITH A 10-LANE COMPETITION POOL AND DIVING WELL 6,000 SQ. FT. STUDENT CENTER FOR TRAINING, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, AND REHABILITATION


THE CARONDELET EXPERIENCE

The community around me has challenged me to try new things, overcome boundaries, and speak with true confidence.

Maggie Bowes ‘22

Carondelet addresses us as women of the future, rather than as just students.

Michael Carroll ‘22


MORE THAN 50 co-curricular offerings and clubs in the areas of academics, honor societies, fine arts, theatre, culture, and more allow students to express themselves and explore their passions

A VALUES-BASED

COMMUNITY Welcome to an inclusive community that is rooted in Catholic values, where students are empowered to be better people, not just successful people.

STUDENTS CREATE noteworthy social service projects and initiatives that frequently gain national recognition

REAL WORLD

LEARNING

• We know that some of the most valuable learning takes place beyond the classroom • Tech-focused and handson, our curriculum applies directly to real life— preparing for college, career, and future success • Our immersion experiences, spiritual retreats, and social justice service opportunities allow life to be the teacher

THE CARONDELET SISTERHOOD

develops a sense of belonging and lifelong relationships with 800 students and 10,000 alumnae.

PERSONALIZED

ATTENTION

• Our faculty are 100% personally invested in each and every student • College counseling and academic planning is tailored to each student’s individual strengths and aspirations • Our Wellness Counselors and Student Life team focus on social and emotional learning to support each student’s needs


OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

41

%

OF STUDENTS RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

1.3

$

MILLION AWARDED IN NEED-BASED GRANTS

$350,000 AWARDED

IN 5 TYPES OF MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS guaranteed for four years

Carondelet also partners with outside organizations, such as FACE and Bay Scholars, to provide financial aid. Visit: CarondeletHS.org/TuitionandAid to apply for tuition assistance

LEARN MORE TODAY! • Learn about our application process step-by-step during the “Admissions 101” webinar in October. • Experience our community with students and teachers at Open House in November. • Visit classes for a half-day, on-campus experience during Student Previews. • HSPT entrance exam Prep Course for 8th grade girls and boys, in December. • Go to CarondeletHS.org/Apply to start your application process today. Apps due early December.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GET TO KNOW

CARONDELET!


ADMISSIONS


CarondeletHS.org 1133 Winton Dr, Concord, CA 94518 admissions@carondeleths.org