Pomona Catholic High School

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Pomona Catholic High School
533 East Holt Avenue
Pomona, (Los Angeles County), California 91768
United States
Coordinates 34°3′45″N 117°45′29″W / 34.06250°N 117.75806°W / 34.06250; -117.75806Coordinates: 34°3′45″N 117°45′29″W / 34.06250°N 117.75806°W / 34.06250; -117.75806
Type Private, All-Female
Motto "When you educate a woman you educate a generation"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1898
Dean Mrs. Eliza Vasquez
Principal Samuel Torres
Faculty 14[1]
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 264[1] (2008)
Color(s) Forest Green and White         
Athletics Volleyball, softball, track and field, soccer, basketball, cheer, golf, cross country, water polo, swim, and tennis
Mascot Pacer
Team name Pacers
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[2]
School roll Mrs. Brown

Pomona Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls middle and high school in Pomona, California built in 1949. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It is a part of the tri-school community existing between St. Lucy's Priory High School and Damien High School.


Holy Name Academy, a boarding high school for girls, located on Holt Avenue in Pomona, California, closed its doors in June 1948. In September of that year, it was reopened by Monsignor English, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, as a high school for both boys and girls of the parish and surrounding parishes. Newly staffed by the Felician Sisters, it was re-named St. Joseph High School then after a few years changed the name to Pomona Catholic High School. It was able to provide Catholic education for many years.[3] In response to serious over crowding, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles took advantage of the sale of the old Bonita High School facility in 1959 and split Pomona Catholic into two schools. Pomona Catholic Boys High School (now Damien High School) opened in nearby La Verne in 1959 to freshman boys only. The last boys graduated from the original Pomona Catholic High School in 1962. Currently, Pomona Catholic School consists of a co-ed middle school and all girls high school.

See also


  1. ^ a b Pomona Catholic High School profile, privateschoolreview.com; accessed October 25, 2014.
  2. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  3. ^ DHS. "History of Damien High School". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
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