|Mary Star of the Sea High School|
2500 North Taper Avenue
|Motto||Monstra te esse matrem|
(Show yourself to be our mother)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Los Angeles|
|Student to teacher ratio||Coeducational|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||CIF Southern Section|
(Camino Real League)
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
Mary Star of the Sea High School is the only private, Roman Catholic high school in San Pedro, California, serving the Los Angeles Harbor and surrounding communities. The school is operated by Mary Star of the Sea Parish under the supervision of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It was named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in America in 2006.
Mary Star of the Sea was established in 1954 by Mary Star of the Sea Parish. There is also a Mary Star of the Sea elementary in San Pedro, which was founded in 1922.
In 1959, the Archdiocese created a separate boy's high school, Fermin Lasuen High School, and Mary Star of the Sea was transitioned to a girl's school. Fermin Lasuen was closed in 1971, and MSoS once again became coeducational.
The school was originally located on 8th Street and moved to a brand new campus on Taper Avenue in the fall of 2007.
Notable alumni (including Fermin Lasuen alumni)
- Neal King, educator, college administrator and psychologist
- Haven Moses, professional AFL and NFL American football player
- Tim Wrightman, professional NFL and USFL American football player
Notes and references
- WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- MSSHS. "Catholic High School Honor Roll Website". Retrieved 2009-01-21.
- Rocha, Veronica (January 11, 2017). "Physics teacher at Catholic high school in San Pedro is arrested in child porn case". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017.
According to the Mary Star of the Sea website, O’Connell taught physics and advanced placement physics. He also tutored students after school.
- MSSHS. "Mary Star of the Sea Website". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- MSSHS. "Mary Star of the Sea High School History". Retrieved 2020-06-22.