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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+
About JSerra Catholic High School...
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
$18,800
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
1240
148 responses
Average ACT
28
215 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Snow Day
    15%
  • Kairos/Retreats
    15%
  • Senior Week
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Weekly Mass on Wednesday
    11%
  • Dances
    10%
  • To be honest lunch
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,250
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    87%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
    53%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $81,730
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,886
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $635,100
    National
    $184,700

    JSerra Catholic High School Reviews

    167 reviews
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    I am confident that the JSerra Medical Magnet has properly prepared me to begin my major in nursing next year. I love visiting the hospital weekly, practicing medical procedures during class, and creating a bond with my medical class. Through the JSerra choir, I have developed my musical talent and made so many wonderful friends. Every teacher I have had in this school shows tremendous regard for my success, and promote both academic and character growth. I am blessed to be able to attend a school that promotes academics and faith equally, and I enjoy going to weekly masses every Wednesday. I am truly grateful I spent the last four years of my life in this amazing school.
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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!
    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.