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1952 West La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

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(714) 774-7575
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September 21, 2014
This school is overrated. People say it is great and prepares you for university, but I have found my son unprepared. The teachers don't care, and neither does the administration. I would never recommend anyone to send their son here.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
As a loving parent, and alumni of Servite, I take great pride in supporting the strong faith based community and formation of young men as leaders. Servite strives for excellence in our young men, and the spirit and pride continues year after year. I am proud my children are a part of the story's and tradition of the Servite order. Credo!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
I graduated from Servite several years ago and feel the education and life skills learned there still help me now as a physician. Of course, results may vary but the school does an excellent job at making sure its students have to skills to succeed at anything. I was not thrilled at the "all boys" part but it did make the environment less distracting. Kids act differently when there are no girls to impress. I credit the school as being the key factor in getting a full ride to UCSD! I will try to send my two boys there in 11 years or so if I'm in the area.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2011
I understand if your son didnt enjoy Servite and ill be the first to say that its not for everyone. But dont penalize one of the better schools is southern california because YOUR son didnt understand or embrace being a Servite Friar. Its and amazing school and i have nothing to say but good things.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2011
Servite is definitely not what I expected, it is much better. I am currently a transfer student and I love it. My first day of school I felt like I had been apart of a brotherhood, both the students and the teachers were especially patient with me. And the vibe here is a happy one. I am already part of 3 clubs, 2 sports and think of joining more. The teachers here know what they're doing and the staff is the friendliest I've seen. Everything is built aroound leadership and not what the 2 below me said about the sports. Yes, we have a few scholarship athletes for football. But also baseball, lacrosse, soccer,basketball, and definitely wrestling. But we also have many more students receiving scholarships to many schools including Ivy League schools. For the most part, send your son here regardless his specialty and he will have an unforgettable experience and education. (Did I mention that our theater and choir are among the best in the country. And that 99% of Servite grads go on to college, 40 to Ivy League schools.)

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2010
Servite on paper has a great reputation. However having a son recently graduate Servite has grade inflation compared to public schols. Servite will get you ready for the Cal State system no problem.They do a great selling job on the school all centered around their football program no other sport in school matters. If you yuor son is going to play football he will have a great time at the school if not it is not worth the money invested to attend.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
Servite High School is a wonderful College Prep-school. It is the foundation for life in a boy, and will prepare young men for their future.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 24, 2009
Servite is an excellent school with high classroom standards and high ethical standards. The Men of Servite learn more than classroom activities. Keep in mind that Servite is a College Prep School. The faculty of Servite strongly encourages athletics and other after school activities. Not only does Servite have a tradition of strong athletics but the school always has highly ranked Debate Teams, a great theatre program, unlimited clubs and a world class Formation Program that teaches the boys leadership via faith. There is always an activity going on at Servite and something for all boys. I would strongly suggest Servite to any parent that is serious about a quality education for his/her son. Lastly, Servite is a strong part of the community. The students run an organization called Mary's Kitchen that serves the homeless each week. This is run by the students with oversight by the faculty. Credo!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
Our son graduated from Servite in June and will be attending UCLA in the honors program starting this month. Thanks to this excellent education, our son had his choice of several top schools, many who gave him merit based scholarships. Servite is an amazing environment for a boy to grow into a fine young man. Their leadership and formation programs are without equal. Our son matured intellectually and emotionally with the dedicated guidance of the teachers, administration and staff. They know and care about every young man on campus. We went in hoping he would get a great education. He came out with not only that, but a true understanding of what it takes to be a leader. On top of that, he has friends for life. It is a brotherhood. Worried about the tuition? It will be the best money you ever spent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2009
I have two sons at Servite, one about to graduate and who has been accepted into USC (in addition to several others he applied to.) I have nothing but great things to say about Servite - the best decision we ever made. The 'all boy' thing had me wary at first, but it means less distraction during the day, and my sons have no shortage of dates and girlfriends. I'd highly recommend parents consider Servite - well worth the investment in your child's future.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 27, 2008
My son had only two AP classes and several honors classes at Servite and I was very pleased with what he learned and the rigor of the courses. He was admitted to many very reputable schools and is thriving at UCSB. AP classes are not magic. The schools have told me repeatedly that they look at how rigorous the courses taken are in relation to what is offered. Our experience at many colleges, public and private confirms this. His experience at school to date has led him to believe he is very well prepared. It might be interesting to know that he had only a 3.4 at Servite, and yet he is holding his own at UCSB which has a much higher average gpa among 08-09 freshman. I think this speaks to the quality of Servite's education.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
Every bad review ends with the same sentence about carefully checking out other schools...makes me think it's the same person! I have two sons at Servite and we have had a family member there nearly every year since 1975. Dedication, Desire, Discipline, Determination. Teachers come and go as does administration, but the goals and ideals of raising a Faith-Filled Leader have never faltered. As so many stated, a smart kid will be smart no matter where they go. But a diamond in the rough can be polished and perfected by the 4 D's creating a true Man of Servite. Whoever thinks a campus of 800 boys does not need a Dean of Discipline is sadly mistaken. The Dean is The Man! I expect discipline to be administered, it's what I'm paying for! If you seek to return a respectful, intelligent, faith-filled leader to society, Servite is your choice! CREDO!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
I sent two sons through Servite and found it to be a great school. There is an emphasis on leadership and character develoment, as well as a nice balance of academics and athletics. The current administration is taking Servite to new heights. It is money well spent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
Notice it's only older alumni who have positive things to say here about the academics at Servite. Alumni are very loyal. Hopefully they can spur change because Servite is not up to par academically compared to El Dorado, Brea Olinda,Troy, Sunny HIlls, Esperanza. Servite teaches to, and will get you admitted to the Cal State system..that's it

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2008
Huge changes at Servite in the last few years as a new administration of alumni brings the school to new levels of greatness. Servite got me a scholarship to a top national university and prepared me for graduate success at another top national university. More important than the academic prep, it prepared me spiritually and for the challenges of life. Brotherhood is awesome. Academics very challenging. Formation program building great leaders. Kids encouraged to play multiple sports and activities. Watched an award-winning Servite musical where the lead was also the Trinity League athlete of the year--no other place encourages that kind of participation across disciplines. Admissions has become quite challenging. Don't consider Servite unless you want your son to become a man and a leader, and want him challenged at the highest levels in whatever he does.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2008
My son graduated from Servite and although his academic performance was less than admirable, he gained a tremendous amount from the experience. Education is vital, but there is so much more to being a success. Those virtues are rarely measured and their implementation is more a product of the enviornment than the instruction. I have seen poor ethics, even in nearby Catholic schools in O.C. that stand in contrast to the tolerance taught at Servite. I attended a nearby Catholic High School, and I admired Servite from a young age. I can clearly see the impact Servite has had on my son. He is a better person because of his experience there. If that is not your priority for your son's life, then you may be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2008
I attended Servite and was an above-average student. Until I got to college, I did not realize how well I was prepared. With a little effort, it was easy to excel at USC in an extremely demanding major. While some may say that doing well at USC it not an elite accomplishment, but I did subsequently attend the Harvard Business School after scoring in the overall top 2% (top 0.1% in math) on the GMAT. I didn't take a GMAT review course, and I assign my GMAT success to my studying (which was considerably less than many others) and the education I received at Servite. I admit that some teachers have a mediocre ability to teach, but the education as a whole is top notch. From an ROI perspective, Servite has yielded a great return.

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2007
Coming from a background of public education, I was apprehensive about entering Servite. All I knew of Servite was that it was an all-boys achool, Catholic and demanding. Upon graduation and the last twelve years or so of reflection, I have come to the conclusion Servite helped guide me to become the man I am today. An intense focus on education, strong moral and ethical principals and the dedication to self-growth is the foundation of Servite's principles. Servite may not be for everyone, but for those who embrace its' teachings, a life of accomplishment, self-reward and connecting with others awaits.

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2007
I graduated from Servite and I can say Servite made me the man I am today. I was an average student but Servite made college seem easy. Managing 800 young men is not easy and it takes discipline. Servite is in the business of making boys into men. The faculty and staff care about your son, they are definitely not working there for the money. I have yet to meet a man who was sorry he graduated from Servite.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2007
We just finished our son's first year at Servite. He is in the honors program. Overall the experience has been wonderful. There was a problem with one teacher, but the administration quickly addressed it. They are working with the teacher to raise standards, but the teacher has been removed from the honors program until they improve. Next year looks even better as the administration is working to have both the formation & computer programs go into full swing. It does appear some teachers were let go for underperformance. This raises our confidence.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
I sent my son to Servite this year due to the great success stories I have heard about this school. I was dissatisfied with the quality of the teachers and administration. This school is mediocre. The successful students were smart to begin with and the school had nothing due to with it. Changes are being made for next year which will I will not let my son be a part of. I have already pulled him out and enrolled him in Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Please make sure that you look into all the others schools before choosing this one.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
Servite has fallen behind. AP and honors courses are very limited ,making it very hard for a student to build an impressive high school 'honors/AP resume'. A real disservice to its students. What a shame.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
Our family has been associated with Servite for about 10 years now and it is amazing to see the decline in the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
I came to Servite not knowing quite what to expect. It was an all boys school and I didn't know how that was going to work for me. I quickly found out that the teachers and staff at Servite were the most caring and helpful people I could have met. The school spirit here is phenominal. Servite is the only place I know where you can get all the students and teachers chanting We are.. Servite at the top of their lungs. The academics are very challenging but if you do choose to come and academics are not your forte then you can have ample help from a plathora of people if you desire to succeed. We have a-lot of after school programs and activities that you can take advantage of. We also a good number of activites with Rosary and Conelly the all girls sister schools close to us.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2006
My two sons both graduated from Servite. They are very different individuals, in terms of their academic and athletic interests and abilities, yet both found a place at Servite where they fit in. Both were well prepared for the university environment, with good critical thinking and writing skills. Neither boy was an angel while at Servite, but both clearly understood the discipline policy and knew what the consequences would be when they chose to ignore a rule. I do think that the students and families who get the most from their Servite experience are those who participate fully in campus activities. Both sons played team sports and were involved in student government, which helped our family form a connection to Servite. Servite truly helped mold our boys into men. That's one reason we chose Servite over the other Catholic high school options. We've never regretted our decision.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
Servite is changing. New administration has new ideas about what it means to receive a servite education.

- submitted by a teacher
April 05, 2005
school has pounded morals and discipline into my son

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2005
Very overrated school that adds little to already bright students. Most students come from homes with well educated affluent parents. Real question to ask is what would happen to these kids if Servite didn't exist? Answer-these kids would still have high SAT scores and get in best colleges. So how does Servite really improve its students. An oppressive school environment with a 'Dean of Discipline' -should make parents wary. Suggest you talk to as many other students and parents as possible before enrolling child. Much better catholic school alternatives in Santa Ana and Cota de Caza.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2004
Servite high school is a welcome throwback to what schools should be. Students that I have seen come out of Servite are very well prepared for what life has to offer. The teachers are very knowledgable and the staff is excellent. To be a student at Servite for four years is an accomplishment all in itself. Disclipline is a big part of the carriculum and for me personally is a great asset to have in a school. Their overall excellence to academics and athletics is a good balance to help mold young men and ready themselves to higher aspirations if they so choose.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 30, 2004
Our son is about to graduate from the US Naval Academy and attributes much if not all of his success to Servite. He recognizes that he was surrounded by quality students who were mentored by quality teachers. He enjoys saying 'For those who do not think Servite is worth the money and effort...great! I will need some one to command or manage in the future. Those individuals will be lacking. Anyone can be a good student, Servite taught our son leadership, ethics and the prudent use of his intellect. The world is filled with geniuses....good men are hard to find. Go Friars!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2003
My son is a 1998 graduate of Servite. Our experiences with the school were extraordinary. He was very well prepared for college, and graduated from Arizona State University last spring. He is now a police officer for the city of Irvine. His best friends and college roomates were men he met while attending Servite. His character was molded there, and his family was extended to include the faith community that exists at Servite. His experiences as a Friar not only helped make him the man he is, but also impacted his entire family. I would recommend Servite to anyone who values academic and athletic excellence, and seeks a faith filled atmosphere for their son.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2003
I don't know who the parent was that wrote the first comment, but my son graduated with honors from Servite and he was a transfer from a public school where he got very little attention. He was in small classes, with teachers that truly cared about his advancement. He commented on several occasions that the students who had problems were usually the students that were problems. If I had ten sons, this is the school I would want them to attend. The principal is one of the most remarkable men I have ever met, as are the staff. I think you will get the same response from most parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2003
I attended Servite and loved it. The sports, activities and school itself was great for me. I love that school and want to send my children there. I am proud of Servite because it has helped me become the man I am today.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2003
I am currently working as a professional in the field of higher education administration and I can confidently say that it was the foundation I received at Servite that not only prepared me for college and the 'real world' but allowed me to excell as well. Servite's emphasis on values, tradition, and excellence is one that is almost completely extinct in today's educational environment and I have found it to be the very thing that has set me apart from my peers. If you want your son to not only receive a top calibur education, but to learn what it means to be a scholar, a leader, and a gentleman, Servite is the perfect choice.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2003
Choosing Servite for our son was one of the best decisions that we made for him. It was a wonderful, well-rounded experience. He is still very close friends with many of the former Friars. My closest friends are among those that I meet there also. When my husband died over 4 years ago, (my son graduated 2 years prior to his father's death) it was the Servite family that rallied around us and they continue to encourage. I love Servite and I am very thankful that we had the priviledge of being part of the 'family'. We found Servite to be an excellent academic enviroment with an outstanding atheletic program.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2003
Highly over-rated. Found school educational environment (set by administration) to be unnecessarily hard and very destructive for my son. They tore him down rather than built him up. Transferred him to another catholic school where he excelled. Dean of Discipline relishes his role. Strongly believe this school's 'good' academic reputation (i.e., SAT scores) is due to admitting only hand picked already bright students with concentious parents. If Servite didn't exist these kids would still get in best colleges. Found unacceptably poor teacher quality for a private school, and significant lack of concern for my son's needs. Check carefully with other parents & past students before enrolling child here.

- submitted by a parent
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Servite High School
1952 West La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA  92801
(714) 774-7575
Last modified Servite High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Servite High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top