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About St. Lucy's

Principal's Welcome from Judy Hartranft
Judy Staff Photo

Hello and welcome! I would like to extend a warm welcome to each family that visits our website.  For 56 years, St. Lucy’s Priory High School has been educating young women in the spirit and traditions of the Benedictine Sisters.  St. Lucy’s follows in the footsteps of its founders with a mission of challenging students academically, socially, and spiritually.  Our hope is that each student will be nurtured by the sisterhood that exists at St. Lucy’s.
Our goal Is to provide our students with a rigorous college preparatory education. St. Lucy’s curriculum exceeds the requirements for admission to the University of California, and offers a variety of co-curricular activities.  St. Lucy’s faculty and staff strive to create a community where every student feels valued and becomes a self-directed learner through their classes and a partnership with teachers.  St. Lucy’s teachers strive to be creative, caring, and engaging in order to empower students to think critically, recognize their potential, and develop into productive and responsive citizens in our ever-changing global society.  St. Lucy’s identifies with the importance of each student seeing themselves in control of their own destiny – powerful, strong, and resilient. We urge you to come to visit St. Lucy’s and experience the spirit and sisterhood that changes lives and creates the foundation for future success. 


ASB President's Welcome

Hello Regent Community!ASB President
My name is Nicole Chakbazof, and I have been given the honor to serve as the ASB President for the 2022-2023 school year. For the past 59 years, St. Lucy’s has been a wonderful community that encourages young women to live by its motto - Light, Truth, and Peace. The Regents at St. Lucy’s have been instilled with the Benedictine values, guiding them in becoming courageous and independent leaders. St. Lucy’s continues to provide a strong education to prepare its students for wherever their futured may lead. 
As a student at St. Lucy’s, it has been amazing to experience what being a Regent is all about. As a little Regent at St. Lucy's Preschool, I always looked up to the high school girls at St. Lucy’s. With the guidance of my family, teachers, and fellow Regent sisters, I feel confident in myself and in my future as ASB President. This community has brought wonderful memories and lifelong friendships that I will cherish. Although it is bittersweet that my last year of high school is here, I will always hold St. Lucy’s in my heart, and I am forever grateful for what this amazing community has offered me. I am so excited for what this next year has in store for us! Go Regents!

With love, 
Nicole Chakbazof




St. Lucy’s Priory High School is a private four-year secondary school for girls located at 655 W. Sierra Madre Avenue in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Glendora, California. The school was opened in 1962 and was formally dedicated on February 2, 1964, by Cardinal James McIntyre. Continuous growth of the student body has necessitated several renovations and additions. The multipurpose gymnasium was completed in May of 1981 and additional classrooms were completed during the 1996 school year.
St. Lucy’s Priory High School is owned and operated by the Benedictine Sisters who established their priory in Glendora, California, in 1952. Since the founding of St. Lucy’s Priory High School, the staff of Benedictine Sisters and lay women and men continues to give dedicated service to the students.


St. Lucy’s Priory High School will utilize a rigorous curriculum within a nurturing environment to serve as a premier academic institution which educates and empowers young women to be faithful, principled, and compassionate members of society. As graduates of St. Lucy’s, our alumnae will continue to live out these values, making meaningful contributions to their families, their professions, and the world at large.


St. Lucy’s Priory High School, a private Roman Catholic college preparatory girls’ school, rooted in the values of St. Benedict, educates, equips, and empowers young women to develop their personal talents and to lead and serve a global society.


St. Lucy’s Priory High School is a private Roman Catholic college preparatory girls’ school. Founded by the Benedictine Sisters. The community grounded the school in its enduring traditions of work, worship, community, hospitality, stewardship, and peace. These values continue to guide decision-making and future planning for school governance, curriculum, student life, and resource management.
The faculty and staff teach and model the message of Jesus Christ as they uphold the beliefs and teachings of the Church. Students are invited to deepen and integrate their faith with their academic, psychological, physical, and social development. Parents and teachers are integral in the process which prepares graduates for success in higher education and the pursuit of lifelong growth. As a women’s school with a diverse student body, St. Lucy’s enjoys a unique opportunity to foster self-confidence and mutual respect, empowering graduates to contribute positively to the global society.

Order of St. Benedict


Benedictines were among the very first monastic communities in the Western World. St. Benedict founded the monastery of Monte Cassino outside of Rome in the
sixthcentury. The communities that followed him and his twin sister, St. Scholastica, have always tried to answer the needs of the local areas in which they lived. Benedictines have been missionaries, teachers, farmers, librarians, and musicians, and have led lives of peace and prayer over the last fifteen hundred years. The communities came to the United States in the 1800s to serve the growing immigrant populations of this nation. They continue to minister in communities in order to serve the needs of the local people and the Church.
St. Lucy’s Priory High School is owned and operated by the Benedictine Sisters who established their priory in Glendora, California, in 1952. Since the founding of St. Lucy’s Priory High School, the staff of Benedictine Sisters and lay women and men continues to give dedicated service to the students.

School PatronCandles

St. Lucy was an early Roman martyr who was killed for her convictions and her faith. The name “Lucy” comes from the Latin lux or lucis, which means light. St. Lucy was a young woman whose very name symbolizes the light of faith, of learning, and of knowledge. In the late 1940’s Mother Lucy Dooley of Mount St. Scholastic’s Convent in Atchison, Kansas, was asked by a community friend, Bishop Charles Buddy, to send sisters to the newly formed diocese of San Diego. In 1952 the community expanded north and worked in the schools of Baldwin Park, Covina, West Covina, Claremont, Azusa, and Glendora. The present priory was purchased in 1952 and named in honor of this woman who was known for her strength, courage, vision, kindness, and humor. St. Lucy’s Priory became independent in 1956.


Convinced that the woman of today has a large spectrum of interests as well as power for good, St. Lucy’s Priory High School offers the motto Lux, Veritas, Pax – Light, Truth, Peace; knowing that in each person lies the fullness of truth in Christ.

School Crest

The school seal symbolizes the educational aims of the school. The open book, the classical symbol of institutions of learning, bears the school motto which expresses both the Benedictine heritage and the work of the teaching staff. The lion rampant represents the coat-of-arms of the noble Roman family of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica.


Alma Mater

Rolling hills, snow-capped mountains

Rustling palms, stately pines

Winding roads, noble buildings,

Alma mater, Lovely Light!

Light, truth, peace.

Shall ever be our motto.

Blue on blue.

Our pledge of loyal hearts.

Light, truth, peace,

O lovely Alma Mater.

Though we leave

We hold you in our hearts.

Alma Mater, we will return to you.

Alma Mater, Lovely Light!

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