Rosary High School A Catholic College-Preparatory School for Young Women
A Vibrant Community “
I’ve been inspired to seek out new friendships, to try new things.”
CLUBS & CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
-Aurora Valenzuela Class of 2017
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ASL Honor Society Associated Student Body (ASB) Book Club California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Campus Ministry Cheer Team Close Up Academy Dance Team French Club Friarbots (Robotics) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Glee Club Horticultural Club International Club Invisible Children Joseph’s Kitchen Key Club
Lifesavers Make-A-Wish Club Mock Trial Model UN National Honor Society (NHS) National Honor Society of Sports Medicine (NHSSM) Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALS) Photo Club Royal Court Royal Reporter Royal Rhythm Science Club Spanish Club Speech Club Student Ambassadors Tri-School Theatre Yearbook
With a robust clubs program, Rosary girls participate in organizations ranging in purpose from academics to service, hobby to sport. These groups and programs are co-curricular in nature, complementing work done in the classroom. Students are encouraged to start new clubs related to their passions and interests, and “Club Rush” is offered each semester for clubs to promote membership and advertise their events. Clubs at Rosary host events, attend conferences and workshops, fundraise for special causes, and allow for invaluable leadership experience.
Our brother school is Servite High School in Anaheim. We share some of their facilities, co-host a freshman picnic, and participate in dances and social events together.
Welcome Back Homecoming Halloween
Winter Formal Sadie Hawkins Prom
Rosary High School has shaped me into a leader, athlete, and young woman who is not afraid to try new things.â€?
Rosary parents are a welcomed and important part of our community. Through an active Parent Council, volunteers support Rosary through attending events, serving on committees, fundraising, and cheering on our Royals. A number of parents are involved in leadership roles with events and programs at Rosary, including: Annual Fund Cracked Crab Dinner Grad Night Magazine Drive New Parent Mentors Red Wine & Gold Royal Golf Classic
-Jordan Alcarez Class of 2015
leadership positions available through student activities
WEEK OF WELCOME Freshman WOW
Incoming freshmen and their families are welcomed to the Rosary community through Freshman WOW, an overnight retreat jam-packed with activities and opportunities to connect with students and faculty at Rosary. Freshman WOW begins with a Mass and barbecue for all freshmen families, as they are part of the Royal family too!
More than 40 elected and appointed positions are available as part of student government. ASB officers plan events, promote school spirit, participate in a leadership elective class, and coordinate events, including: Rosary Day, Red Ribbon Week, holiday activities, Red & Gold, dances, Father-Daugher, Mother-Daughter, and much more!
Giving back to the community is a passion for Rosary Royals. In addition to opportunities for community service, Royals seek to address the causes of injustice. Since service is Rosary’s way of life, there is no mandatory service graduation requirement. All classes, clubs, teams, and programs perform some form of service throughout the year, whether through fundraising, volunteering, or hosting an event.
A Catholic, single-gender education provides Rosary graduates with the confidence and ability to help strengthen their communities.” -Mrs. Deborah Urell Wesseln President
Our campus ministry program creates a community of faith through liturgy, prayer, service, retreats, and leadership development. Mass is held throughout the year for the entire community to come together and worship. Mass is celebrated on all major Catholic holidays and prominent school events. Prayer services are held in honor of Thanksgiving, Advent, Ash Wednesday, and Reconciliation Services. Campus ministry also coordinates student retreats throughout the year, including the Kairos Retreat for juniors and seniors.
Rosary girls come from more than 100 area middle schools. Rosary welcomes all faiths. Young women find their faith being enriched at Rosary, no matter what religion they are.
We pride ourselves on being an ethnically diverse school. In fact, Rosary’s diversity is almost identical to that of Orange County!
Kairos Retreats are held two times a year, providing an opportunity for upper-class students to get away in order to reflect upon their relationship with self, family, friends, and God. During Kairos, students pray, meditate, study, listen, and grow. Kairos develops memories that last a lifetime for Rosary girls.
Every Rosary girl holds Royal Traditions close to her heart FATHERDAUGHTER
RED & GOLD
One of the most treasured traditions at Rosary High School, Red & Gold, began in 1971. The entire student body is involved in this musical production, which is found to have a profound effect on the positive development of confidence, cooperation, creativity, leadership, and spirit.
Dads and daughters alike look forward to this formal dinner/dance held each fall.
Performances are held in the spring to sold out crowds of Rosary families, alumnae, and friends.
Rosary Day is a school-wide celebration of our schoolâ€™s heritage, tradition, and sense of community through our Marian devotion. The celebration includes liturgy, awarding of memorial scholarships, and honoring the juniors as they receive their class rings.
Average class size at Rosary High School is15 students
Rosary teachers don’t just teach me, they inspire me and challenge me. They care about me.” – Colleen de Grasse Class of 2013
The goal at Rosary High School is to provide a rigorous and comprehensive academic curriculum within a Catholic framework that will prepare our students with 21st century skills. We do so by providing an intellectually challenging and relevant curriculum, one that will provide a personalized and engaging learning environment that is connected to the school and the greater community. Students participate in a seven-period block schedule that includes four classes per day. Schedules are customized to meet individual students’ learning needs based on their academic strengths and interests. Students who are eligible may participate in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Students select from a variety of elective offerings in the core academic areas as well as digital and multimedia design and the visual and performing arts.
Rosary boasts multiple
National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists
AP & HONORS
Rosary offers 14 Advanced Placement courses and 12 honors courses. These offerings span all disciplines. Each year, the College Board recognizes students with AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. One-third of Rosary students who took AP exams were named as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction, or National AP Scholars.
ELECTIVE CLASSES INCLUDE
Acoustic Guitar, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Dance, Fundamentals of Theatre, Intermediate Drama, Musical Theatre, Royal Players
Visual Arts/Web Design
Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design Studio, Drawing Studio, Multimedia Design, Painting Studio, Photography, Print Design, Watercolor
Core Academic Subjects
American Sign Language, Creative Writing, History & Literature of Rock Music, History of American Women, Leadership, Lit into Film, The Holocaust, Women in Literature
Achieve Excellence 100%
of Rosary graduates go on to college
Small class size allows teachers to learn about each girl’s strengths and weaknesses, and know how to best help them when they are having difficulty with a concept.” – Jessica Linton Class of 2014
Rosary is proud of our 1:1 laptop program. Students receive their own Lenovo ThinkPad to take home and use during the course of the school day. Laptops are loaded with all software and eBooks needed for classes. Rosary boasts SMARTboard technology, two computer labs (Mac and PC), and has upgraded wireless internet accessible across the campus.
A full-time, dedicated “help desk” is available for any problems that arise.
Rosary High School was founded in 1965 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The sistersâ€™ committement to Catholic education continues to influence the Rosary community. A statue of Mother St. John Fontbonne, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ), can be found in the rose garden on campus and includes a plaque with the names of all CSJs who have worked at Rosary High School.
DID YOU KNOW? Rosary High School will celebrate its
50TH ANNIVERSARY in 2015.
Building Self-Confidence WHY AN ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL?
According to Dr. Linda Sax of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, there are a number of benefits gained through single gender education.
A Rosary Royal is... A person of faith, A critical thinker, An effective communicator, ...A holistic woman
These include: greater academic engagement; higher SAT scores; greater interest in graduate school; higher academic self-confidence; higher confidence in mathematical ability and computer skills; greater interest in engineering careers; stronger co-curricular engagement; and greater political engagement.
Center Stage Rosary girls develop their skills and interests in focused learning environments. As alumnae, they continue to champion their educational needs.
All Rosary athletic gear is sponsored by Under Armour
Fierce Competition Royals excel both in and out of the classroom. Rosary’s history of excellence in athletics is impressive. Whether it is league, county, CIF, or state recognition, Royals ecxcel as individuals, thrive as part of a team, and exhibit good sportsmanship on the road or at home. Our teams consistently compete in CIF playoffs. Rosary’s history of excellence does not stop when our girls graduate. A number of alumnae continue their passion for athletics in college, and Rosary is proud of our alumnae who have gone on to play for national teams, Olympic teams, and for the US Army. Our coaching staff is not only dedicated, but they have also been recognized for their contributions to their sport, and for empowering and motivating outstanding athletes.
of Rosary athletes maintain a 3.0 grade point average or above
When combining my love for water with my love for sports, water polo was a perfect fit. I started playing as a freshman at Rosary with little experience. During my senior year, I made the USA Water Polo Junior National Team. I would never have tried out were it not for the support from the Rosary community.” – Katelyn Rigler ‘10 Princeton University
Rosary Athletic Medicine Program (RAMP)
Rosary boasts the most comprehensive athletic training program in Orange County. Highlights of this program include a variety of elective courses, a student athletic trainer program, extensive fitness courses, and hands-on experience working with Royal athletes and Servite High School’s football teams. As part of the RAMP program, students are certified in CPR and first aid. RAMP students earned first place at the St. Francis High School National Sports Medicine Competition (small schools division) and third place at the 2012 AACI National High School Sports Medicine Championship Competition.
59% of Royals participate in athletics or as part of our spirit program Rosary Royals compete FALL as part of the challenging Cross Country Trinity League. With 11 Golf sports, we field 25 teams Tennis including the Varsity, Junior Volleyball Varsity, and Frosh/Soph level.
WINTER Basketball Soccer Water Polo
Lacrosse Softball Swimming Track & Field
time national champions!
Our spirit program â€“ including cheer and dance â€“ is nationally ranked, and heavily decorated. With many USA and UDA championships under their belt, they not only raise the energy level at games, but they also compete for championships themselves.
The Class of 2013 received $13,737,458 in college scholarship money
Rosary offers a comprehensive support system for all students. With academic and personal counselors, a personal relationship is built and maintained throughout a Royal’s four years at Rosary. College and career guidance is paramount to success, and students have access to our College & Career Center to access helpful information and resources.
Rosary’s tough classes are not only helping me reach my potential, but they are also helping me expand it. Rosary is making me a better student.” – Ashley Leon Class of 2014
of our faculty have a master’s degree or higher
4 years of Religion 4 years of English 3 years of Social Studies 3 years of Mathematics 2 years of World Language 1 year of Life Science 1 year of Physical Science 1 year of Physical Education 1 year of Visual or Performing Arts ½ year of Technology in Education ½ year of Communications ½ year of Health 2½ years of Electives
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS FINANCIAL AID
Applications for Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) can be completed after a student receives her acceptance letter in February. In addition to financial aid, there are a number of scholarships available to Rosary students. For additional details regarding scholarships, please visit www.rosaryhs.org/scholarships.
FINANCIAL AID FUNDING
Trudy Mazzarella Fund – awarded to any member of the Rosary community with proven financial need to offset tuition Bishop’s Fund – awarded to members of the Diocese of Orange with proven financial need to offset tuition
ALUMNAE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS
Funded by generous donations from the Rosary Alumnae Association; the amount and number of scholarships vary year-to-year; based on an application process; recognizes academic achievement, leadership, and involvement
TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS Three available in varying amounts to offset the technology fee for laptop and eBooks; through an application process; two of these scholarships are specifically for incoming freshmen
Three scholarships have been made in honor or memory of alumnae; available in varying amounts to members of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes; application required
COLLEGES ADMITTING ROSARY GRADS A sampling from 2011-2013
Auburn University Boston College Brown University California State University (all campuses) Chapman University Clemson University Columbia University Cornell University Creighton University
George Washington University Georgetown University Harvard University Johns Hopkins University Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University Ohio State University Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University
Awarded to incoming freshmen demonstrating exceptional performance in various areas: Standing Tall Scholarships ($8,000 paid $2,000 annually) – awarded to four incoming freshmen for their four years at Rosary; based on an application and interview process Royal Scholar ($4,000) – highest composite performance on the High School Placement Test Red & Gold Scholars (three at $3,000) – second-, third-, and fourth-highest composite performances on the High School Placement Test Legacy Scholar ($2,500) – highest composite performance on the High School Placement Test by a daughter of a Rosary alumna
Princeton University Santa Clara University Stanford University Syracuse University Texas A & M University Texas Christian University Texas Tech University US Air Force Academy University of Alabama University of Arizona
University of California (all campuses) University of Michigan University of Notre Dame University of Oklahoma University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California University of Texas, Austin Yale University
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PROSPECTIVE STUDENT MEET & GREET
Join us to see what a day in the life of a Royal is like! You will be paired with a Rosary student with similar interests and get to experience a day as a Royal. Find more information about scheduling a shadow day at www.rosaryhs.org/shadow or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013 – 12-3 p.m.
EARLY ADMISSION DEADLINE Monday, December 2, 2013
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Thursday, May 15, 2014
FREE PREP CLASS
for the High School Placement Test
Saturday, January 11, 2014 – 9-11:30 a.m. (free to those who apply to RHS before December 13)
HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 8 a.m.-Noon
...my faith has been strengthened by the sense of community and love that Rosary High School provides.” -Hunter Martelli Class of 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday, January 24, 2014
TUITION AND TECH FEE
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2013-2014 School Year $13,270 – member of a Catholic Parish $14,470 – non-Catholic affiliation Additional expenses include a registration fee.
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