Why Immaculate Heart?

Immaculate Heart is an independent, Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual, moral and social development of young women in grades six through eight. In partnership with parents, we foster academic excellence in an environment that encourages students to develop a deep concern for things of the heart as well as the mind through leadership, service and a lifelong commitment to Christian values.

Over 110 years and more than 12,000 graduates after our founding, we continue to attract very talented and highly motivated students who represent the religious, ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the City of Los Angeles and its suburbs. We provide students with a strong foundation that prepares them for a successful transition into college and beyond.

We invite you to learn more about our academic and extracurricular programs, and we look forward to meeting you and your families throughout the admissions process.

Samantha, Class of 2013

Immaculate Heart shaped me into the woman I am today, a woman who I believe, is one of great heart and right conscience. There are no words to describe how much that has helped me at New York University.
Immaculate Heart Middle School begins in grade six and continues through grade eight. Our faculty members specialize in young adolescent education, and a low student-to-teacher ratio ensures students receive the individual attention needed at this pivotal time in their lives.

Students who wish to apply to Immaculate Heart Middle School are invited to attend our Open House on the first Saturday of December, schedule a tour or shadow day to learn more about our academic program and student life.

We look forward to meeting you!

Online applications are now available at the link below!
    • The Immaculate Heart Middle School Experience

      Immaculate Heart Middle School combines academic excellence with creativity and a lot of heart, engaging students both in and out of the classroom. From school plays performed by the Drama Queens to STEM-focused extracurriculars like coding and robotics, and from the mock trial team to the swim team, there are opportunities for every student to find their passion, learn and grow.

Admissions Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Gina Bonino Finer

    Gina Bonino Finer 

    Middle School Principal, Director of Admissions (IHMS)
    University of California, Davis - B.S.
    Grand Canyon University - M.A.
  • Photo of Daphne Caplis

    Daphne Caplis 

    Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Michelle Gonzalez

    Michelle Gonzalez 

    Assistant Principal, Director of Academic Counseling
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - B.S.
    University of La Verne - M.A.
An independent, Catholic, 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.