Alverno Heights Academy to Host Open House for Prospective Families

Families will be able to visit classrooms, hear from panels, and tour the historic Villa

Published : Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6:27 PM

Alverno Heights Academy is pleased to offer an Open House for prospective families on Saturday, November 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Open House will provide prospective students and their families with an opportunity to tour Alverno’s 13-acre campus, visit classrooms, hear from three panels and enjoy the highlights below as well as so much more! Plus, don’t miss out on the Tuition Credit Opportunity Drawing at 2:15 p.m.! All students who attend will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 tuition credit for the 2018-2019 school year!

Expanded Academic Program. During Open House, families will be able to visit each department on campus to learn about the courses and curriculum offered within those subjects. Alverno is pleased to offer a total of 28 AP and Honors Courses in every discipline on campus and continues to add more to our curriculum. Currently, a total of 55 percent of Alverno Heights Academy’s student body are currently enrolled in an AP or Honors course. Additionally, Alverno is pleased to have added American Sign Language (ASL), Independent Research in Bioengineering, Engineering and Robotics, Multivariable Calculus, College Prep Math, and Kinesiology to our curriculum.

Partnerships with Caltech. At Alverno, we believe every young woman can benefit from a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math. The primary objective of the STEM program at Alverno is to equip and prepare students, not just for admission to outstanding collegiate STEM-related programs, but for the demands of these growing fields beyond the classroom. Alverno students are currently working with Caltech mentors on a number of different projects including the Solar Energy Activity Laboratory (SEAL), Astrophysics and the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, and International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM).

“She Kills Monsters.” Alverno’s production of “She Kills Monsters” will run December 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m., as well as a matinee on December 9 at 1:00 p.m., at Porticos Theater in Pasadena. Tickets are $15 and are available in the office. Visitors at Open House will be treated to a few select scenes from the show throughout the day. They will also be able to learn more about Alverno’s growing performing and visual arts program.

Scholarship and Financial Aid. Alverno’s Board of Trustees is committed to making an all-girls, Catholic education accessible for as many families as possible. During the Open House, learn more about these opportunities and how Alverno supports more than 52% of Alverno families with financial aid and scholarships.

So Much More! While at Open House, students will also have the opportunity to have questions answered regarding the Admissions process, college readiness, and general information regarding life at Alverno. Alverno’s Athletic Department will be on hand to discuss all of the options provided to students through sports while Alverno’s student leaders will highlight our unique government. Campus Ministry will share their Christian Service efforts and how they make a lasting impact on the spiritual nature of the campus. Campus tours will be available throughout the day and students, parents, Board of Trustees, alumnae, and faculty and staff will be available for questions! We hope to see you there!

For further information, please contact Sara McCarthy ‘05, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, at or (626) 355-3463 x. 235.

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit


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