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7-12
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Thousand Oaks, CA
Students enrolled: 560
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106 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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(805) 495-6494
(805) 494-4966
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November 26, 2014
This is a terrific school on so many levels. The quality of teachers is outstanding. Great opportunities for girls in sports, the arts, and just about everything in between. My daughters have grown in their time at La Reina, and I am so thankful for their experiences there. The reason for the 4 stars versus 5: Front office staff (and one individual in particular) is abrupt on a good day, and downright surly on a bad day.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My daughter has attended La Reina for the past two years and I have been extremely happy, it has exceeded my expectations. I have children at other private schools (due to age and gender differences) and those schools do not compare. I am so impressed with the professionalism of the school and the manner in which they take care of our girls. This is a school of strong academics rooted in tradition. I cannot be happier with the choice we made to send her to La Reina and she is thrilled to stay for high school. She has made amazing friends, girls with strong values and like mindedness who want to succeed and strive for their best. La Reina provides a unique environment for girls to be their best. All schools have their own unique problems but I can truly say it is the strongest school we have attended.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
I am going to counter the last two reviews simply because some people expect perfection, which simply does not exist. No school is perfect and every business has growing pains. La Reina has added so many things to provide opportunities for girls not had anywhere else. Surely this growth comes with the need for older teachers to catch up or leave. Things change, time marches on, and it takes time to move an institution of La Reina's size towards its goals. The school is still stellar. Our girls are safe & they are learning to have a voice. Sure, some teachers need to do a better job, but I have a student at another private school & let me tell you, it is far worse and we pay two times the tuition. I trust the principal to rid the school of those that need to go. If you seek perfection, you have unrealistic goals. No one at La Reina has ever lied to us. The leadership has been fully approachable. In fact, the current president is "interim" - hardly a systemic problem as he leaves after this year. If you want a great school with tradition & integrity, La Reina cannot be beat. I see what public & private coed schools have to offer; it isn't even close. La Reina is solid.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
In my opinion, the school needs a big reset. If actions can tell you what's happening around the campus, try making someone the president of the school who has absolutely no experience leading a school. The only person in a leadership position who brings positivity to La Reina is the principal, and she has taken another job in Maine. The older teachers think that they are teaching in 1975 and they seem to think that our girls should be grateful that they are even allowed to be in the presence of such greatness. I agree with the parent who said math and science are weak, and I will also add foreign language and religion. My daughter has struggled in her first year language class and her teacher wasn't even able to answer some basic questions. Although, she was quickly condescending in saying that my daughter should know the answers anyway. Religion classes seem like an afterthought at a school that is Catholic. The school also has a positive side. My daughter loves it here. The other families at the school are the best, and they make our time at La Reina a pleasure. I love it here too, but some difficult decisions will need to be made to return this school to the status it once had.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
La Reina is in deep transition right now and has gone downhill in terms of academics. It is not the school it once was. The teaching staff needs to be overhauled, especially in science and math. They treat the girls as though it is a finishing school. They have done nothing to moderinize it, aside from giving each girl an ipad. But that is just bling. The school is very behind and has seen enrollment drop because of it. Right now, no one is leading the school as they have been looking for new leadership for two years. As the parent below said, the school does have some serious problems that need to be fixed. While some of our experience has been positive, I do not feel that it is worth the tuition until they make changes. We are pulling our two girls after this school year.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2014
As a parent I am happy with La Reina. My girls have learned a lot. There are a few things things that bother me like teachers that have bullied my daughters and keeping those teachers in the classroom. My daughters are scared to say anything and so am I because everyone knows that our daughters will get bad grades from the bully teachers. I also overheard a argument recently that really horrified me. A teacher was yelling about changes that were wrong with the school. Also, she said that there are people without degrees and the right certificates teaching. My oldest daughter has graduated, but my youngest is still here. I have seen a lot of good changes in the last 2-3 years and I hope that doesn't stop. It's sad to think a teacher never needs to change to deal with how our kids think. I am sure that my daughters will be successful in life and I owe part of that to La Reina, but the school does have some serious problems that will not hurt my daughters, but it will hurt future girls if they are not fixed. Everyone knows who the problem people are, I hope that the school will finally deal with them. The argument was eye opening and scary if that's how some faculty really think.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
I am leaving the school this year, I am in 10th grade. Don't get me wrong... the academics at this school are EXCELLENT, but the girls who go here, including me, don't really have big social lives. I love it here but I've been here since 7th grade and I think that it is time to move on. The social aspect of the school is the only part they could work on. Like I said before the academics are phonominal. If you are a complete social butterfly who doesnt like to work hard in school, I do not recommend La Reina. You will strive if you try your best, it may be hard but it is rewarding.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2013
I have three daughters who graduated from La Reina and could not have been happier with the overall experience. They each had different aptitudes and interests yet all were challenged to achieve at their highest potential, all found extracurricular activities to ignite their passion, and all made great friends for life. LRHS is a college prep school so the academic rigor is there yet any student aiming at college should be able to do well. The Catholicity of the school provides a solid foundation for the students to explore their spirituality and solidify their values. Most importantly, the single gender environment and the culture that the school cherishes both developed my daughters from young girls into amazing young women who are enthusiastic, confident, moral, productive, articulate, and creative. What parent would not want this for their daughter?

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Women of consequence, that is what La Reina strives to graduate. As a member of the faculty, I can honestly say that is what we deliver. I split my professional time between La Reina and a local University. As an instructor who has spent my career in higher ed, La Reina is the only high school I have ever taught at. I have no problem teaching course work here. I don't need to adjust my teaching style, course content or academic expectations for La Reina. The girls really rise to the challenge of vigorous academic analysis. Students that go to La Reina are something special. I am so often impressed by these girls - what they are capable of and how intellectually mature they are. The best endorsement I can give is that I plan on sending my own daughter to La Reina when she is old enough:)

- submitted by a teacher
July 28, 2013
I am posting in response to the "one star" comment below. some students are NOT La Reina girls and they are much better suited for public school. Comments like that should be taken with a grain of salt because most often, the girls that leave do so for boys and/or easy academics. Even more interesting are the number of girls that try to return after leaving because they realize just how wonderful La Reina really is. Parents should be parents and not allow their daughters to choose the path of least resistance or to pick a school based on boys being present. School is meant to prepare you for university and more. La Reina has a 100% acceptance rate to four-year universities. You cannot please everyone, but some girls just aren't meant to be a part of the La Reina legacy to begin with, and that really is a good thing!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
Now a senior in college applying to graduate school, I can truly say that La Reina was the best decision ever made in my academic career. La Reina not only taught me how to excell academicly, but also socially. La Reina's diverse student body is eminent in every area and made for the perfect enviornment to grow as an individual alongside my peers. The friendships I made at La Reina are are still the ones I hold closest today. La Reina High School values individuality and facilitates critical thinking in a way that I believe no other school can. I will be forever grateful for my LRHS experience, and hope that more young women continue to take part in what La Reina has to offer.

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2013
I went to this school from 7th grade to 10th grade, which I thought was a good length of time to be here. When I left and transferred to public school, my academics were so far behind that I had to drop all of my honors and AP classes. Now, at public high school, I feel that I am way more prepared for college then I ever was at La Reina. I recommend this school for 7th and 8th grade, but after that, go to a normal school.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2011
This website defines a "great" school as: Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs La Reina has all of these and so much more! I am a student here and absolutely love it, everyone is super nice, and I don't think I have ever been involved in any type of drama here. The academics truly prepare you for college. The English program can't be beat, and all the teachers are fantastic. I am able to do any club without the threat of being made fun of since everyone here is so supportive. There is no where I would rather be, from the sports, to the academics, to the extracurriculars. One thing that really makes La Reina stand out is the outstanding speech/ debate/ mock trial program. I joined it this year and I really feel like it helped me mature and develop as a person. Cannot think of one negative!

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2011
My daughter attends La Reina & will graduate in '13. She loves La Reina! Yes, there is alot of homework and the curriculum IS challenging. It is not easy to be accepted- many who apply are not. But, the girls who truly want to be there are attending. It is a very supportive environment, there are uniforms- but that makes 'jeans' even more special. Academics are strong, Sports Teams are very strong also. LRHS has won Mock Trial 17 out of the last 21 years! The girls who graduate go one to very successful University careers. LRHS has many physicians, attorneys and other professional alumni. Christian Service hours are also mandatory for graduation. Although competitive- the girls make life-long friends and develop high self-esteem & confidence. Great school for your cherished daughter/s !!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2010
La Reina is a great school, and I absolutely love it there. The teachers are overall pretty nice, but there are a few ones who are not so great. The whole student body is like a family. If you want your daughter to have close friendships, a great education, excellent clubs/sports, and a high school experience without all the drama, La Reina is the place for you. The only reason why I gave it four stars instead of five is that they give you a boatload of homework; and because I am on a sports team for every single season, by grades have dropped because I just cannot finish it all. But, I wouldn't go to any other school. La Reina is the place to be.

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January 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD U WOULD BE CRAZY NOT TO HAVE YOUR DAUGHTERS GO HERE!!!!! im not even Catholic but the small class and only girls is the perfect enviroment. i didnt even want to go to college at first cuz i would be leaving my beloved school/

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2008
I am currently a senior at cal poly pomona and I just got accepted to vet school. La Reina prepared me so well for college. I can write better than my English major roomate and i have exceled in all my classes. The school is a great place to learn and make life long friends. The rules are strict, but what do you expect from a Catholic school. The teachers are great and so are the sports. It is a hard curicculum and is not for every one!

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July 17, 2008
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no rating April 19, 2008
I am current student at LRHS and so far it is the greatest life experience I have ever had.

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2008
My three older sisters graduated from La Reina. They were all very prepared to leave home and go off to college, but it is not the same it was when they attended. They are very nit picky about shoes, skirt length, and not so particular about the teachers. the honors program is only great for the few students who are accepted in to them. No one else is allowed to be in them after. They are not based on grades but a teacher's liking of a student. Not the place it was 8 years ago.

- submitted by a community member
January 30, 2008
My daughter is in 8th grade, doing very well, and enjoying the experience and chance to focus on school with only girls. Her classmates are all very supportive of one another. We wish they had a school for boys!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
We are thrilled with our choice, sending our daughter to La Reina. She is becoming an amazing, confident young women more and more everyday. We have no doubt that she will be well prepared for college when that time comes. Until then, she is able to be herself and does not have to worry about what the boy next to her thinks as she is answering questions or what she is wearing.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2007
An outstanding private girls school with a genuine emphasis on developing young women of character. Without the social distractions natural to co-ed schools, I've watched my daughters grow into confident, capable young women. La Reina has prepared them well for college and adult life.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
La Reina high has the most extracurricular that I have ever seen. From sports to clubs they have everything. Their classes are truly college prep and everyone who leaves there will be prepared for the future.

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July 30, 2006
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May 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
This school has a good balance of extracurricular activities and academics. This prep school really does prepare your kids for college.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2006
I feel overall it is a good school. Your child is very safe. Sometimes the rules are tough, they do not adapt to the changing times. Teachers can be better..more helpful.

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March 29, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 23, 2005
We have sent four daughters to LaReina, and have been very pleased. We are not Catholic, but appreciate the Christian foundation for education. Academically excellent, most teachers have many years teaching experience. 7th and 8th grades are a rough transition from elementary--it's like going directly into high school. We have seen the value of an all girls school in both the silly and the serious. They have fun being 'girly' with each other, are free to be smart without embarassing the boys, and take leadership positions in all school activities. Sports are generally excellent, though they vary due to the small size of the school. Parents are an important part of the school community; access to teachers and administration is excellent. College placements are impressive, ranging from the ivy leagues to community colleges depending upon ability and interest.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2004
I dont agree really with La Reina's discipline rules. For example, my daughter went to this school and her english teacher would only let each student go to the restroom once a quarter which may I mention is 1/4 of the year. Technically this is against the law. Another example is my daughters good friend's religion teacher was telling the students what to believe. Like 'This is right', and 'This is wrong.' I highly disagree with this. La Reina high school, in my opinion is not a good enviornment at all for growing young women.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Sending our daughter to La Reina was one of the smartest decisions we ever made - first off, wearing the uniform was wonderful in two senses, it made the focus on the individual, not the label, and getting dressed for school was a 'no brainer'. Although it is a Catholic school, many of her friends were of other denominations, all made to feel welcome. It is a school which is extremely strong in academics, sports, and equally important, the spirit and mind of the individual. There are retreats for the girls to attend which they are able to learn more about each other and themselves. An impressive school in many ways, the young women who graduate from La Reina are those that have made and will continue to make positive differences/contributions in our world. I think the most validating statement I can make is that my daughter and her friends consider their time at La Reina invaluable in becoming the women that they are today - she graduated in '99 and her closest friends today are still those that she made at La Reina.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
A La Reina education was the best gift my parents could have ever given me.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
Great school, great academics, great sports programs, great parent involvement.

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August 26, 2003
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La Reina offers a nationally recognized academic program. 100% of our students are accepted to and will attend colleges and universities throughout the world each year. We offer a safe, nurturing environment that gives young women the opportunity to foster their relationship with God, grow intellectually, find their God-given talents, and become leaders in a global society. Forty-nine years of tradition and proven results are evident in each and every graduate.

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La Reina High School
106 West Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
(805) 495-6494
Last modified La Reina High School is a Private school that serves grades 7-12
La Reina High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top