Rosary Academy Viewbook 2020-2021

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Table of Contents Welcome Mission Statement About Rosary Academics College Bound All-Girl Advantage Faith Athletics Wellness Traditions Our Brother School Trinitas Arts Conservatory

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WELCOME We are Rosary Academy, an all-girls, Catholic high school, empowering the next generation of women leaders. Since its founding in 1965, Rosary Academy has been inspired by the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Students are challenged to become academic, social, and spiritual leaders of the CSJ mission. We ensure that women find their voice and are given the skills to compete at all levels regardless of what their life aspirations might be. The character of our alumnae represents the success of the multidimensional foundations imparted to each girl during her four years. Rosary’s transformative educational experience allows a young woman to explore opportunities to embrace her faith, find her voice, be herself, find her passion, and be fearless. Rosary offers an innovative approach to learning that is collaborative, applied, and focuses on areas important and relevant to today. Each young woman learns to be a leader – a force for change in the world. I invite you to come to our campus and meet us. There is a tangible energy and excitement around learning and an authentic sisterhood that permeates our grounds and our halls, where young women learn of their own strengths while valuing and respecting the gifts of others. Rosary is an exceptional place, and I am confident you will understand when you step foot on campus. Come experience Rosary. Yours in Christ,

Shawna L. Pautsch, Ed.D. 4


ABOUT ROSARY Founded in 1965 under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (CSJ), Rosary Academy opened to provide greater opportunities for young women. In 1976, Rosary moved under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Orange and continues to offer a diversified college preparatory curriculum complemented by an extensive co-curricular program. Rosary empowers the next generation of women leaders by encouraging each student to become a woman of faith and a citizen who is knowledgeable, creative, ethical, and responsible. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, and those who work with them, are called to live a charism of unity, reconciliation and “service to the dear neighbor without distinction.” Since 1965, Rosary Academy has journeyed with the Sisters of St. Joseph in this mission.

ROSARY’S MISSION As a college preparatory diocesan Catholic high school, Rosary Academy empowers the mind, body, and spirit of each young woman in a transformative educational experience. Guided by the Blessed Mother, Rosary Academy embraces and challenges its students with an innovative instructional curriculum to achieve academic success and ignite the call to serve the dear neighbor. 6


ACADEMICS At Rosary Academy we know the importance of an all-girls education. Rosary understands that how girls learn is just as important as what they learn. Rosary girls learn to think critically, communicate effectively, strengthen their voices, and make empowering choices through real world problem-solving. Our academic program facilitates spirited class discussions, interdisciplinary learning, and oneon-one interaction with faculty.



STREAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Catholic schools take the principles of STEAM, infuse religion across all subjects, and add the arts to provide students with the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to make a lasting difference in the world and exercise the ethical judgment and integrity at the root of social justice.

STREAM Scholars 2020 Marie Medlen - CSUF Kloey Reyes - UCLA 2019 Nicolette Angle - CSUF Isabella M. Lopez - UC Riverside Marissa Pennino - UCLA Taylor Roberts - Pt. Loma Nazarene 2018 Annalisse Eclipse - Cornell Isabella Eclipse - Cornell Sarah Ragle - Cal Poly Pomona (Engineering) 8

Newly renovated classrooms include desks that allow collaboration from a safe distance.


Student:Faculty ratio


Tablet program with on-campus IT help desk

70% Faculty & Staff hold advanced degrees


COLLEGE BOUND Royals can be found on college campuses throughout the world! Our rigorous college prep and AP courses prepare students for college, while our counselors help every student find the perfect college fit.

THE ROYAL NETWORK Royals enjoy a network of over 6,000 successful alumnae who mentor current Royals through three unique programs: Speak to Inspire brings alumnae SPEAK TO and friends of Rosary who are successful in their career fields for informal seminars and “lunch & learns.� Open to all students, Speak to Inspire also includes larger events like Women in STEM and Women in Business.


Sophomore Professional Development Day Dozens of Rosary alumnae and friends of Rosary introduce various professions to sophomores in a small group setting. Students choose three different presentations to attend, and enjoy lunch with the speakers.


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G.I.R.L (Guiding & Inspiring Royal Leaders) Juniors are GUIDING invited to & INSPIRING participate in this mentor program, where students are matched with an alumna who shares similar interests and/or a career path. The goal is to develop a professional network opportunity between student and mentor.

81 students in the Class of 2020


College attendance 84% - 4 year 16% - 2 year

$20M in scholarship offers


# of different colleges where the class of 2020 were accepted


ALL-GIRL ADVANTAGE Recent research illustrates that an all-girls learning environment is imperative for a young woman to enhance her self-esteem, leadership skills, confidence, and goals and aspirations. The benefits of an all-girls education are recognized in our Rosary alumnae with over 6,200 women finding success in colleges around the country and professions around the world. With over 220 leadership positions, and through programs like Speak to Inspire and G.I.R.L. Mentor, Royals gain the confidence to remove barriers and strive to find a passionate purpose to make a difference in our world. Media often portrays the opposite of the positive impact that is the reality of an all-girls environment. Through a collaborative, supportive, and empowering community, our young women experience a welcoming and nurturing environment that allows them to thrive inside the classroom, everyday life, and where they will create lasting friendships.

1) Linda J. Sax, UCLA, “Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College”; 2) Goodman Research Group, “The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools”; 3) Dr. Richard A. Holmgren, Allegheny College, “Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools”; 5) Goodman Research Group, “The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools” 12





LEADERSHIP 93% of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school. (4)

CONFIDENCE Over 88% of girls’ school students report they are comfortable being themselves at school, which means they are free to focus their energies on their learning. (3)

HIGHER SAT SCORES Graduates from all girl high schools score 43 points higher on SAT composite scores than girls from co-ed high schools. (1)

STEM Girls’ school grads are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools. (2)


FAITH Rosary’s faith-based education allows young women to discover how God is calling them to live by saying “Yes!” - as Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, said “Yes!” to God. Campus Ministry encourages Royals to be faith leaders on campus by planning and leading liturgies, prayer services, retreats, and community service projects. Our campus chaplain leads school-wide and lunchtime Masses, reconciliation, and special gatherings. Overnight and day-long retreats allow Royals to further explore their relationship with God to deepen their faith. Highlights of campus ministry’s events include: Class retreats Kairos 4-day retreat School-wide Masses Father-Daughter Masses Mother-Daughter Masses Praying the Rosary XLT Praise and Worship Weekly reconciliation available Service opportunities Catholic Worker service trip Community based volunteering Clothing drives Food drives Special Needs Prom 14


ATHLETICS As a part of the nationallyrecognized Trinity League, Rosary’s athletic program strives for excellence. As a student-athlete, you will learn how to excel at your sport and to display the qualities of good sportsmanship. You will develop a Christian attitude and improve your relationship with God by attending Mass and prayer services with your team, and praying before/after games. In addition to receiving the athletic training necessary to compete at the college level, you will gain self-esteem, leadership skills, and life-long bonds. Fall sports Cross Country Golf Tennis Volleyball Winter sports Basketball Soccer Water Polo Spring sports Lacrosse Softball Swimming Track & Field Year round sports Triathlon Cheer Dance Rosary’s cheer and dance teams are nationally recognized performers who combine the best of artistry and athleticism in their competitions. Local and national tournaments are on the calendar every year for these talented artists. 16



of senior athletes go on to play in college

of students participate in sports



CIF Champions in the past 4 years

Dance & Cheer State and National Championships since 2005

9 alumnae have played on national teams

12 CIF sports + Dance + Triathlon


WELLNESS Rosary Academy empowers the mind, body, and spirit of every young woman. Through the wellness program, tools and resources are provided to find balance in her ever-busy life. The program’s three main goals are to empower and motivate students to take control of their lives; to give students time to reflect on their passions, aspirations, and challenges; and to provide opportunities for students to gain self-awareness and experiential learning. The sisterhood of Rosary students and alumnae provides a welcoming environment where girls are supported and encouraged to thrive. The Wellness committee is comprised of faculty and staff who plan activities during the school day that allow students to balance their academics with healthy outlets. Past activities include yoga, therapy dogs, walking in Acacia Park, journaling, meditation, and guest speakers like Katie Koessner, Scott Hogate, and Jean Twenge. PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership) is a student group trained to help mediate disagreements between students. Personal counseling is available to all students through our Director of Social and Emotional Learning. 18

Wellness & Enrichment

mind _ body _ spirit


TRADITIONS At Rosary Academy, traditions are integral to the Royal experience. Many traditions have been celebrated for decades and connect current students to our rich history, while promoting school spirit. Traditions revolve around faith, friendship, family, and fun! Rosary’s most cherished tradition is Red & Gold - a completely student-run school-wide endeavor that presents a unique challenge for students as they create, develop, direct, and perform in a musical theatre production based on an assigned theme. The process provides students an opportunity to exhibit creativity and collaboration, employ critical and analytical thinking, and exercise initiative and personal accountability. The experience is project-based hands-on learning at its best. Preparation time is scheduled during the school day for six weeks in the third quarter. As a friendly competition, the Red & Gold experience unifies the school community and profoundly deepens school spirit, loyalty, and pride. Other favorite traditions include: Rosary Day (October) Father-Daughter Dinner Dance (November) Mother-Daughter Reflection & May Crowning (May) Big sister/little sister program Clash of the Classes Flag football Lunchtime dances School pep rallies 20


OUR BROTHER SCHOOL Together, Rosary and Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim, form a brothersister alliance. There are many opportunities for Rosary students to participate in co-educational experiences after school. Athletics – Servite’s Aquatic Center is the home pool for Rosary’s swim and water polo teams. Rosary Track & Field is headquartered at Servite’s Courage Field. Rosary & Servite cross country teams both utilize Acacia Park located across from Rosary. Rosary cheer and dance teams support Rosary athletics and Servite’s football team. Dances - Welcome Back, Homecoming, Winter Formal, Spring Fling, MORP, & Prom Every 15 Minutes is held biannually for juniors and seniors from Rosary and Servite. Leadership – TACSC leadership day & PAL training Retreats – Rosary and Servite co-host 7th grade retreats & a freshman co-ed retreat opportunity. Transportation - Rosary and Servite provide a van service from several outlying communities to both schools each morning. Other opportunities include: Freshman Welcome Event Freshman Picnic & Dance Freshman Movie on the Green Sophomore Lunch & Mass Grad Night Homecoming Rally & Game Special Needs Prom service project


TRINITAS CONSERVATORY (Formerly Tri-School Theatre)

Trinitas was created out of respect to one third of our founding partners and the need to re-identify our program which will continue with the students of Rosary and Servite. Mission Statement Building on the legacy of Tri-School Theatre, and striving to focus on the student personally, artistically, and spiritually, Trinitas Arts Conservatory is an educational theatre ministry dedicated to arts advocacy in the greater community, nurturing both the artist and the individual, and developing our students’ God-given talents through process-oriented training in a Christ-centered environment.

Photo: Magic Moments Sports Photography

Our award-winning theatre program provides exceptional theatre training with two productions each year, and after-school conservatory classes. Conservatory classes: Musical Theatre Stage Management Musical Theatre Dance Costume Design Cabaret Make-up Design Musical Theatre Scene Study Trinitas also offers: International Thespian Society troupe Comedy Sportz, High School League California State Thespian Festival International Thespian Festival New York City Theatre trip 23

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