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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

Maya Arnouk

Hello to the beautiful Regent Community!

My name is Daniella Fakhoury and I was given the wonderful opportunity of being the 2021-2022 ASB President. For 58 years St. Lucy’s has been a school that has taught and encouraged young women to become independent, strong, and courageous leaders. Regents have been instilled with the values of the Benedictine hallmarks that make us the women we are today. As part of the several Fakhoury women who have attended St. Lucy’s, I feel blessed and honored to experience what it means to be a Regent. St. Lucy’s has allowed me to truly find myself and has prepared me for my future ahead. With the guidance of my family, several teachers, and friends, I feel that I am ready to move on to a new chapter in my life. It is a bittersweet moment to be moving into my last year at St. Lucy’s, however, I am confident that this year will be bright and filled with lots of memories. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity to give back to a school and community that has given me so much, and for being able to close my high school years with the most memorable experiences and with lifelong friends. Regents for Life!

All my love,
Daniella Fakhoury
 
 

History

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.
 
 

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Philosophy

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

Gifts

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.

Motto

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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