As we begin our 113th year of educating the minds and hearts of young women, it is with great pride that we reflect on our rich history and decades of cherished traditions. Most of all, we celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students whose formal education has been entrusted to our care.

True to our philosophy and mission, we have long been committed to addressing the uniqueness of each individual and thereby strengthening her belief in herself and in her seemingly unlimited potential. Many of our earliest graduates were pioneers in fields rarely open to women. Today, virtually 100% of our students go on to college immediately after graduation, often to some of the most prestigious in the country. Our alumnae, who number more than 10,000, have distinguished themselves as women of great heart and right conscience through their leadership and service in the home, in the church, in the community and in their professional lives.

An independent, Catholic, college preparatory school, governed by a board of trustees, we have 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 continue to attract very talented and highly motivated young women who represent the religious, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of the City of Los Angeles and its suburbs. Our students are immersed in an exciting and challenging curriculum that inspires a love of learning while demanding the focus and self-discipline necessary for success in college and beyond.

Complementing the academic program, we offer a wide spectrum of extracurricular activities designed to help students to explore their interests and to tap into their special gifts and talents.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website as you explore Immaculate Heart. We welcome your questions, ideas and concerns. Our connection with you is important to us.
 

School Profile

Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory day school for young women grades 6-12. Virtually 100% of the graduates attend college immediately after high school.

List of 6 items.

  • Non-Discriminatory Policy

    Immaculate Heart does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation.
  • Accreditations & Professional Affiliations

    Immaculate Heart is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association, Western Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and by the California Association of Independent Schools.

    In addition, Immaculate Heart maintains membership in the following professional organizations:
     
             American Counselors Association
             Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
             California Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
             California Association of School Counselors
             California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section
             National Association for College Admissions Counselors
             National Association of Secondary School Principals
             National Catholic Education Association
             National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
             National Middle School Association
             The College Board
             Western Catholic Educational Association
  • Enrollment

    Over 110 years and more than 12,000 graduates after its founding, Immaculate Heart continues 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. Current enrollment is approximately:

    Middle School (Grades 6-8): 200 students
    High School (Grades 9-12): 500 students
  • Faculty

    Immaculate Heart has 45 full-time faculty members. On average, teachers have 16 years of teaching experience, 10 of them spent at Immaculate Heart. Eighty percent of faculty members hold master's degrees, and three instructors hold a doctorate. 
  • School Community

    Immaculate Heart has been serving young women from the greater Los Angeles area since 1906.  The school attracts talented and highly motivated students who are truly representative of the religious, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the City of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.
  • High School Honors/AP Level Courses

    Immaculate Heart offers over 30 honors and AP level courses in a variety of subject areas. For a complete list, please click here.
 

Contact

List of 3 members.

  • Maureen Diekmann 

    President
    Loyola Marymount University - B.A.
    California State University, Los Angeles - M.Ed.
    Mount St. Mary's College - M.S.
  • Naemah Morris 

    High School Principal
    Wheaton College - B.A.
    Loyola Marymount University - M.A.
  • Gina Bonino Finer 

    Middle School Principal, Director of Admissions (IHMS)
    University of California, Davis - B.S.
    Grand Canyon University - 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.