Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School

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Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School
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2900 West Pico Boulevard

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United States
Coordinates34°2′48″N 118°18′12″W / 34.04667°N 118.30333°W / 34.04667; -118.30333Coordinates: 34°2′48″N 118°18′12″W / 34.04667°N 118.30333°W / 34.04667; -118.30333
TypePrivate, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PrincipalAndrea Jenoff
Color(s)White and Maroon         
Athletics conferenceHorizon League; CIF Southern Section
Team nameWildcats
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Tuition$8,044 (2019-2020)
Athletic Director:Daiman Johnson

Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School is a Catholic, archdiocesan, all-female high school located in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


John Joseph Cantwell founded Los Angeles Catholic Girls’ High School in 1923; the faculty was composed of nuns from six Religious Orders:  Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of the Holy Cross, Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sisters of Loretto. This collaboration combined the strength of many teaching sisterhoods and maintained Catholic education at its highest standard; the school was dedicated in memory of Thomas James Conaty in recognition of his zeal for Catholic education. The school was renamed Bishop Conaty Memorial High School in 1955.

Our Lady of Loretto High School was opened in September, 1949 during the episcopate of James Francis McIntyre.  Cardinal McIntyre had just begun a building campaign for Catholic high schools throughout the Archdiocese. Our Lady of Loretto was the first school to be opened during this campaign. During its forty-year history, the school offered a curriculum of studies that challenged young women to meet their educational goals and to reach their fullest potential.

Catholic Girls' High School 1924

Changing community and times necessitated merging two schools to enable the Archdiocese to preserve the mission it began in 1923. In July, 1994 the school was officially named Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto High School. Over the years, the strengths, Christian mission and traditions developed, preparing young women for their roles in the world.


The school is located in the Harvard Heights, Los Angeles neighborhood at 2900 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

The school is within walking distance from Loyola High School, a Jesuit all-boys Catholic High School.


Basketball: Horizon League Champions 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019; CIF Southern Section Division Finalist 2007, 2019

Volleyball: Horizon League Champions 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2014, 2015, 2017; CIF Southern Section Division Finalist 2008, 2013

Soccer: Horizon League Champions 2012, 2014

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.

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