Alverno Heights’ Lower School Class of 2023’s Graduation Ceremony

Alverno Heights Academy congratulates its Lower School Class of 2023, who received their awards and diplomas at an all-school Mass and graduation ceremony last week. Anthony Bauer was the recipient of the Board of Trustees GPA Award, which is given to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the class. He will be attending LaSalle High School this fall as Presidential Merit Scholar.

Raymond Martinez III was the recipient of the Deacon Manuel Valencia II Charism & Legacy Award, and was also named Alverno Scholar Athlete of the Year. He will be attending Don Bosco Technical Institute in the fall on a President’s Merit Scholarship.

Audrey Ryan, who will be attending Bishop Amat High School in the fall as a part of their Distinguished Scholar program, received the APTA Founder’s Award, in addition to the Alverno Scholar Athlete of the Year designation she received the week prior. Jayden Peña, who will be attending Loyola High School in the fall, was the recipient of the Saint Francis of Asissi Award. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Award was given to Ava Turner, who will be attending Maranatha High School in the fall.

AHA congratulates its newest graduates! “We wish you the best of luck in all that lies ahead in high school and beyond!

For more photos from the day and the end of the school year, check out AHA’s social media Stories!

Alverno Heights Academy, 200 North Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-3463 or visit

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an independent, progressive Catholic TK – 8th grade coed school. Alverno is located on a beautiful 13.5-acre property, which includes the historic Villa Del Sol D’Oro, state-of-the-art S.T.E.A.M Lab, Media Studio, Makerspace, Science Lab, Learning Technology Center, and a new soccer and softball field. Enlivened by the spirit of the Immaculate Heart Community, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program – academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical – is shaped by the faculty and staff, Board of Trustees, and the student and parent community in light of the world for which the students are being educated. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit





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