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Pomona Catholic Girls High School

Private | 9-12 | 200 students


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Posted July 17, 2014

In the beginning, I was completely against going to Pomona Catholic. My reasons for this was because none of my friends were going there, I was dreading the idea of going to an all girls school, and because I wanted to try out public school since I have been in private school my whole life. As an incoming junior at PC, I am so thankful that I stayed at this school. After being at PC my freshman and sophomore year, the school grew on me. I learned that going to an all girls school isn t as bad as everyone says it is. If anything is an amazing thing! Going to an all girls school there are no distractions, you feel more free, and most importantly you don t have to put on makeup everyday! I ll admit it did suck that none of my friends went with me to PC, but that wasn t a problem after my first day there as a student. Everyone is so welcoming there and you feel it as soon as you walk into the doors of the building. Attending a school as small as PC gave me that one on one attention from teachers that you don t get if you went to a bigger school. All these reasons are why I'm still a student at PC and why I will forever stay as a proud Pacer!
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 16, 2014

I am an incoming junior at Pomona Catholic and choosing PC was one of the greatest decision I have made. In March I had undergone brain surgery and I could not have asked for a better and understand teaching and faculty staff. I missed close to two months of school. The teachers made sure that I prioritized healing myself but they also made sure that I didn't get behind in my school work. Along with my regular school work they worked with me to get caught up on the work I had missed. I couldn't be more great full for my teachers for allowing me to further my education in such tough situations.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 16, 2014

Pomona Catholic has been such a positive experience for my daughter since the first day she attended a Shadow Day when she was a 7th grader at Our Lady of the Assumption in Claremont. She is becoming a smarter, independent, and well rounded Catholic young women. She always tells me how much she loves attending school at PC. We feel very blessed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 9, 2014

Pomona Catholic has been a wonderful experience for my daughter and I. Private school surpasses public education and studies have shown that girls excel when it comes to same sex environment. PC will allow your daughter to grow academically and spiritually. At PC your daughter will have less distractions allowing her to focus on her studies, build on her self-esteem, become involved in her community and strive for the best. Staff has been wonderful and caring. Great memories have been made here!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 2, 2014

I will be a senior at pc and I love this school with all my heart and can't imagine being anywhere else. The staff really works with you and there are so many opportunities for girls to try sports, musical, ambassadors, yearbook, the list continues. I have played on The volleyball team since freshman year, and I am in choir, ambassadors, and campus ministry, as well as doing musical, in every activity I have met incredible girls and formed the greatest bonds with them. In looking at colleges of am discovering that I exceed the requirements and meet the recommendations because of the curriculum at pc, which makes me relieved and confident in my choice of attending pc. I love the all girls environment and it has truly helped me to become confident and secure in who I am, which I know wouldn't have at a coed school since I was very shy. Pc getsyou prepared for college, yes, but also for life and forms their girls into strong women. I didn't care where I went to high school,my parents decided to send me. You can feel the holy spirit covering the school and blessing it. I cried after my freshman interview because I felt this care and security that over whelmed me.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 1, 2014

I have been a parent at Pomona Catholic High School for two years. My daughter will be a junior this coming school year and I could not be happier with the choice we made to send her here. Pomona Catholic has been a positive influence in our daughter academically, athletically, and personally. My daughter has a whole new outlook on school and its importance to be the best she can be to succeed in college and life. She has joined clubs, played new sports, improved greatly in grades, has made great new friends and has learned to become a responsible young lady with the goal of going to college. The principle, Mr. Torres, is great as well as all the teachers and staff. We have no regrets on sending our daughter to this amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 1, 2014

I was completely afraid to start school at Pomona Catholic. I had gone to public school my entire life and knew one other girl going to PC. I went to the summer volleyball league tryouts because I had been playing volleyball in middle school and on a club team. I was nervous to see many of the girls knew each other, but once I let go of my nerves and started conversations I was welcomed and accepted. That's the reason I fell in love with PC in the first place. When I went for a tour, the familial energy and the welcoming faces pulled me toward Pomona Catholic rather than the other schools I had looked into. Everyone has a place at PC and I couldn't be happier that I've found mine here. I have been at PC for four years now, and those are four years I will never forget. Go Pacers!

Posted July 1, 2014

Pomona Catholic is a school that educates us as young ladies and by the time we graduate we will become strong women. PC is my second home and family. The girls I have met at PC our more like my sisters. PC not only build great friendships but prepares us for college. Coming to PC you will create an unforgettable high school experience and be glad to live the pacer life!

Posted July 1, 2014

I don't think I have ever loved a school as much as I love Pomona Catholic. This school has given me the opportunity to meet my closest friends and make the best memories. The friends that you make at Pomona Catholic is incredible. Entering Pomona Catholic as a freshman I knew one person and I had no classes with her but I didn't worry about it because PC is such a welcoming school I knew I would make friends and I did. Not only did I make friends I made the strongest friendships I have ever had. Pomona Catholic is also academically amazing. We are blessed with amazing teachers who really push us to excel and strive for excellence. Since Pomona Catholic is small we really have good bond with our teachers and it makes you feel like you are learning more since it is more one on one. Teachers are always available before, during, after school, and also during break and lunch. I was blessed to enter Pomona Catholic and I can't imagine myself at another school because Pomona Catholic is my second home.

Posted July 1, 2014

I have never loved a school this much before. I am a junior and I transferred my sophomore. Greatest decision I have ever made. PC is one big family and they super welcoming. I was on the PC varsity cheer team and I absolutely loved the team and coach. PC is my home away from home.

Posted June 30, 2014

Before attending Pomona Catholic I was a public school student my entire life, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great, I just believed school was something I had to do even if I didn't want to. Once my parents told me I would be attending Pomona Catholic I went to some middle school visits and shadow days and you could say it was love at first sight. The teachers and students cracking jokes at each other ,in good fun all while maintaining a steady focus on the lesson at hand. There was a bond between the whole student body and it was wonderful. I couldn't believe the difference from my past education. I arrived at Pomona Catholic as a scared freshman and immediately felt right at home. Thanks to the students and faculty of Pomona Catholic especially our principal Mr. T I couldn't even dream of a more amazing place to be a student . I am so grateful of everything PC has done for me.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 30, 2014

I am currently going to be a junior at PC and could not be any happier. I honestly made the best choice in choosing PC. I have made great memories and lifelong friends throughout my years at PC and it is such a great bonding experience with all the girls there. I am a very big athlete and am involved in cross country, water polo, and track and PC has really met my standards in the athletic department it shows great leadership and teamwork and it is the best bonding experience i have ever encountered and I am very proud to be called a pacer.

Posted June 30, 2014

I have only been at Pomona Catholic for one semester and it was the best change I have ever made. I enjoyed making new friends and meeting new teachers and they all made me feel so welcomed. I love the Catholic environment and everywhere I go, I feel extremely close to God. This coming year, I will be a sophomore. I can't wait to experience life as a student at Pomona Catholic in the next three years. I am so happy that my family chooses to send me there and I am so thankful for all of the wonderful friends I have made and the great teachers at Pomona Catholic.

Posted June 30, 2014

There is so much to say about PC which can be hard to say in a few words. But one thing can be made sure of, that is I can personally call it home. I was a student who came to PC with only one friend, but by the end of my freshman year gained 60 new faces which I could call friends. This school has allowed me to flourish into a better young woman, and form ideas about the world and society around me in a way in which a mature individual of society would. PC has a place near and dear to my heart, it has brought me to be the involved individual I am today.

Posted June 29, 2014

As a current student, I have nothing but love and respect for Pomona Catholic. Even though I was initially wary because none of my friends were attending, PC quickly proved to me just how fun and nurturing it can be. I felt welcome and at home since day one and truly believe that my choice to become a Pacer was one of the best I have ever made. Pomona Catholic incorporates its mission of education and Catholic morals into all aspects of the school, just one of many reasons why I love the school. I truly believe that PC is the best fit for any young woman with a desire to try new things and succeed in an environment that is equal parts challenging and encouraging. -Caitlin K.

Posted June 29, 2014

From the moment I walked into PC as a middle school visitor, I immediately knew it was the place I wanted to spend my high school years. I really loved how welcoming PC was and I was really drawn to the small, nurturing environment it had to offer. Coming to Pomona Catholic was the best choice I made because it has allowed me to become a more confident person and come out of my shell. I have made so many amazing friends and have learned to try new things, such as sports and leadership roles, here at PC. The sisterhood created between the students is so unique and I am blessed to have met such wonderful people at this school. I highly recommend PC to any young girl looking for an education centered on faith, friendship, and empowerment. PC is awesome! -Amanda E.

Posted June 27, 2014

Pomona Catholic was the only choice for us! After attending a "High School Night" presentation for local private schools, I was so impressed by the Ambassadors for the school. They were very well spoken! We've been part of the Pacer family for 3 years now and I could not be happier or more satisfied! The staff is warm and caring. Principal Torres is truly vested in this school and it shows. Parent involvement is part of the wonderful foundation here. A strong, values based curriculum and many extracurriculur opportunities are truly empowering my daughter to move on to college and more!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 26, 2014

As a member of the class of 2014, I have been through a lot at Pomona Catholic. Mr. Torres has always made good decisions about the kinds of teachers he wants us to have. I trust that the changes he makes are only to benefit PC and students there. I will be going to college this fall and will take with me all of the memories of working with Mrs. Arteaga all four years on my college plans. She was always available and even took me to college visits on the weekends when my parents couldn't attend. One of the admissions counselors at a college told me that Mrs. Arteaga was famous in their department because she knows all of her students. When I received my first college acceptance, it was Mrs. Arteaga who cried with me and hugged me. I hope to return to PC one day and give back to the school that prepared me to move on to college. Thank you Mr. Torres and Mrs. Arteaga <3

Posted June 26, 2014

I am currently a sophmore at Pomona Catholic and so far my first years experience was amazing. When I came to PC in the fall of 2013 I knew nobody but that changed quickly. I made so many friends and everyone,including the teachers and principle, were so open and welcoming. PC has a great homey feel to it and they really try to help you to suceed in life.You can really learn alot at PC theres really a great one on one connection with students and teachers that help you learn easier. All though I have only attended PC for one year I still feel like its my second home. There are already some teachers here that have made a difference in my life today. PC is truly a school were People Care, I love PC overall I think its a great school and cant wait for the next three years to come!

Posted June 25, 2014

I am currently a junior at Pomona Catholic and my last two years at PC have been amazing. The bonds I've made with some of my new friends are like no other. The teachers I've had both my freshman and sophomore year have impacted me so much on what I want my future to be like. PC has grown me into the confident and bright person I am today and I would love to see every possible Pacer to take a look at Pomona Catholic as an option for them.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 62% 52%
White 20% 26%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Black 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • All girls
  • Roman catholic
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533 West Holt Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
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