Immaculate Conception Academy (California)

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ICA Cristo Rey Academy
3625 24th Street

94110, USA
Type Catholic, Dominican Sisters
Motto Veritas (truth)
Established 1883
Founder Mother General Maria Pia Backes
President Sister Diane Aruda
Dean Lauren Bell
Principal Lisa Graham
Faculty 48
Grades 9-12
Gender Girls
Color(s) Blue and White         
Song ICA Alma Mater
Team name Spartan Warriors
Accreditation Western Association[1]
Newspaper Megaphone
Yearbook Flame
Tuition $2,900.00 (2017-2018)
Affiliation Cristo Rey Network
Dean (Students) Lauren Bell
Admissions Angelica Granera
Counselor Gianna Benson
Athletics Director, Carolyn Sideco
Activities Director, Noelle Garcia
Accounting Jane Vogel
Immaculate Conception Academy exterior.jpg

Immaculate Conception Academy, commonly known as ICA Cristo Rey Academy, is a private, all-girls Roman Catholic high school in San Francisco, California, founded in 1883. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.


Immaculate Conception Academy was established in 1883 by the Dominican Sisters. It is an all-girls school in the Dominican tradition sponsored by the Sisters of Mission San Jose. The school is located in the heart of San Francisco.[2] Immaculate Conception became the first all-girls school in the Cristo Rey Network on August 31, 2009.[3] Since then tuition cost for parents has dropped to about one-third of what it was, with employers paying about $30,000 a year to the school for one entry-level job. The work is performed by four students at each job site, one student from each of the four years. Each year has a day off to work one day a week and an additional day once a month.[4] Since Immaculate Conception is now a Cristo Rey School, it accepts only students who meet the low-family-income criteria.[5] In 2017-2018 the school had 30 sponsors and about 100 work-study partners.[6]

Campus ministry offers service opportunities for the students and each year time off from school for a retreat experience.[7]

Athletics supported by the school include volleyball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, golf, swimming, track & field, and flag football. The school is a member of the San Francisco section of the Catholic Athletic Conference.[8]

Notable alumni

Notes and references

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ ICA. "School History". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ ICA. "ICA Goes Cristo Rey" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  4. ^ "High School in the Mission Redefines Work Study". MissionLocal. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  5. ^ "Admissions criteria". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  6. ^ "Partners and sponsors". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  7. ^ "Service and retreats". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  8. ^ "Athletics". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  9. ^ San Francisco Chronicle Staff (July 3, 1995). "EDITORIAL -- Lana Turner: 1920-1995". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 28, 2018.

External links

  • School Website
  • More than a Dream (official book site)
  • Cristo Rey Network

Coordinates: 37°45′6″N 122°25′24″W / 37.75167°N 122.42333°W / 37.75167; -122.42333

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