Alverno Heights Academy Celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a Social Justice Liturgy

On Thursday, Alverno Heights Academy (AHA) celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a Social Justice Liturgy. AHA community was surrounded by beauty as they shared in song and Eucharist. This special mass took place on the villa terrace and celebrated our 60 year journey.

Alverno Heights Alumnae were invited to join the event. AHA would like to thank Sue Behrens ‘78 and Georgina Alvarez ‘00 (accompanied by her 2 year old son!) for being a part of the offertory procession. Alumnae teachers and staff also took part! Raina Martinez ‘88 also shared her journey as the Director of Development for Foothill Unity Center! It was an inspiring and beautiful morning!

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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