High School
High School Faculty

MJ Bautista, Academic & College Counselor

MJ Bautista
What do you love about Catholic Education?
I am a product of Catholic education and now getting the privilege to work at a Catholic school, I know the commitment it takes from everyone on board. We are all at Immaculate Heart because we believe in the community and in this place. The dedication that I see from parents and faculty to ensure our students succeed is incredible. We all want to be here and we can't get enough!
What is your favorite school tradition?
My favorite school tradition is Mary's Day. It is such a creative, beautiful day where the entire school community gathers together to honor Mary. From the activities, dancing and even the decoration, I believe it truly shows the spirit of IHHS.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “The WALK”?
The first thing that comes to mind is Ms. Morris breaking her foot! Then I pray for a successful event and that everyone has fun.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
The courtyard between the Library Building and the Auditorium Building is my favorite spot on campus. TO me, that central location is the heart of campus. I know whenever I walk over there, I am guaranteed to see a friendly face studying, eating lunch, or even just sitting and enjoying one another's company.
What is a must read book that you recommend to all your students?
In graduate school, I was assigned Viktor E. Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, and I wish I had read it sooner. It proves how powerful our mindset can be and it reminds me that even in the face of the unimaginable, we are resilient and stronger than we know.

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.