Mission Statement

Immaculate Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual vitality, spiritual growth, moral strength, and social-emotional development of its students. Immaculate Heart fosters academic excellence and creativity in an environment that empowers students to be of great heart and right conscience. Students embrace a life-long commitment to compassionate service, leadership, and humanitarian values.

Tradition and Innovation

In its spirit and its style, Immaculate Heart combines a mixture of the traditional and the innovative; of discipline and freedom; of play and work; of concern for things of the heart as well as the mind: and a readiness to create and celebrate.

Students are challenged to think clearly, to choose wisely, and to acquire those values and inner resources that characterize mature, loving, and productive members of our society.

Immaculate Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and social development of our students.

Immaculate Heart defines its mission as two-fold:

  • To share in the teaching ministry of the Catholic Church by creating a learning environment in which students mature in their faith. Students reflect on their individual responsibility to model great heart and right conscience as members of a global community, just as the Gospel calls all people to truth, justice, honesty, service, and compassion.
  • To develop a foundation for the ongoing acquisition of skills, knowledge, and values, which enables students to function as intelligent, informed, and contributing members of society, as well as students whose self-efficacy and lives of faith motivate each to realize their unique potential. This foundation makes it possible for students to discern carefully and choose wisely those values that contribute to their own and others’ authentic well-being.
School-wide celebratory traditions, liturgies, retreats, service experiences, and curricular and co-curricular activities all foster the spiritual, physical, social-emotional, intellectual, and aesthetic development of the student. Immaculate Heart upholds and facilitates this mission with a competent, caring, and nurturing administration, faculty, and staff who celebrate the religious, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of our school community.

Immaculate Heart, in partnership with parents, empowers students to become engaged citizens concerned about the global community. Students embrace learning as a lifetime endeavor and become creative problem-solvers. They develop a capacity for integrity, wisdom, humor, joy, peace and love so as to "make gentle the life of this world."

The following goals support the school’s philosophy:

  • mature in their faith, refine their own consciences, and to achieve a sense of moral power that enables them to think and judge clearly and to live responsibly;
  • experience the satisfaction and joy that can be found in the learning process and to develop an appreciation of and a readiness to pursue life-long learning;
  • develop an understanding of and appreciation for the economic, religious, political, ethnic, cultural, and social diversity of the world, and to recognize the responsibility that each person has to contribute to the well-being of the global community and to the care of the earth;
  • develop an appreciation of and proficiency in language, science, mathematics, and the arts;
  • develop leadership skills and a life-long commitment to service;
  • experience the joy of being a member of a nurturing school community through collaborative learning, school-wide celebrations and play; and
  • be competent and self-confident users of technology and wise consumers of information.

Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School

5515 Franklin Avenue • Los Angeles, California 90028
phone: (323) 461-3651 • fax: (323) 462-0610
A Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.