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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Telephone
(949) 493-9307
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,450
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$5,000
From JSerra Catholic High School

Founded in 2003, JSerra Catholic High School works in partnership with committed parents and inspirational teachers to form the faith, intellect, and character of all our students. JSerra is a co-ed, independent Catholic high school conveniently located right off the I-5 freeway in south Orange County — just 15 minutes from Irvine Spectrum and Newport Coast.

JSerra provides an impressive number of clubs, club sports, athletics, retreats, and activities to help each student find his or her purpose and passion. JSerra also offers social and educational events for parents year-round. Schedule a visit today!

JSerra Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1220
105 responses
Average ACT
28
178 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Kairos/Retreats
    16%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • Snow Day
    14%
  • Weekly Mass on Wednesday
    12%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Dances
    11%
  • To be honest lunch
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,210
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,393
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$590,500
National
$184,700

JSerra Catholic High School Reviews

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Jserra has amazing teachers who take time out of their day for one on one with students who need help or a friend to talk to. Jserra also provides a lot of diverse options for clubs, activities and electives. The Bistro has the best food you could imagine for a high school, it's like going out to a restaurant. The rules are strict, but with the best intentions to ensure success for all students. The campus is also very clean and safe. I loved my high school experience and would encourage any student who goes here to get as involved as possible because it is so much fun!
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JSerra is a solid school with great students and even better teachers. It was so easy to stay after class and chat with the teachers about anything you wanted, and everyone is so friendly there. The only gripe about the school is (in my opinion) the unrealistically strict dress code. If you're a guy, dress code doesn't really effect you all too much like me, but for the girls I knew, they would always complain about skirt length or anything like that. But don't let this deter you AT ALL. JSerra is a highschool that wants you to get into the best college possible- and the counselors really are great. Need help finding what classes to take? Need to talk to someone about something on campus? Want to say hi to someone? The counselors are there! Overall, I'd rate JSerra a 10/10 would go again.
I would like to see the administration a little less bias. This is a very conservative school! Though I only attended this school for a year, some of the best teachers I've ever had taught here. My English teacher senior year was second to none. In fact, I probably did more in her class than I have done in my English class. I highly recommend getting involved with the school though!