Crespi Carmelite High School

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Crespi Carmelite High School
Crespi Carmelite High School is located in California
Crespi Carmelite High School
Crespi Carmelite High School
Crespi Carmelite High School is located in the United States
Crespi Carmelite High School
Crespi Carmelite High School
5031 Alonzo Avenue


United States
Coordinates 34°9′43.5″N 118°31′17″W / 34.162083°N 118.52139°W / 34.162083; -118.52139Coordinates: 34°9′43.5″N 118°31′17″W / 34.162083°N 118.52139°W / 34.162083; -118.52139
Type Private, Day, College-prep
Motto Zelo Zelatus Sum Pro Domino Deo Exercituum.
(With zeal have I been zealous
for the Lord God of Hosts.)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Patron saint(s) Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Established 1959
Founder Fr. Gus Carter, O.Carm
President Dr. Kenneth A. Foersch
Principal Dr. Liam Joyce
Headteacher Brett Louis
Staff 70
Grades 912
Gender Boys
Enrollment 507< (September, 2018)
 • Grade 9 147
 • Grade 10 142
 • Grade 11 118
 • Grade 12 100
Campus size 8 Acres
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Brown, White and Gold             
Slogan "Celt Pride"
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
Mission League
Sports 13 sports
Mascot Celt
Nickname Celts
Team name Celts
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges,[1] Western Catholic Educational Association
Newspaper The Celt
Yearbook Los Encinos
Tuition $17,100 (2018-2019)
Feeder schools Greater Los Angeles Area
Alumni 6500

Crespi Carmelite High School, called Crespi, is a private, Roman Catholic, four-year college preparatory high school located in Encino in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The school was named for Friar Juan Crespí, and was founded in 1959 by the Carmelite religious order, and has been run by the Carmelites since that time.


Crespi Carmelite High School offers a college-preparatory education designed to make every graduate eligible to matriculate to a four-year university. The academic program has twenty Advanced Placement courses for the 2013-2014 school year.

For the fall semester of 2013, Crespi introduced a STEM Cohort program that will allow students to focus on studies that will expose them to and prepare them for STEM careers. Furthermore, Crespi boasts unique academic honors opportunities such as Environmental Studies and Outdoor Leadership. To graduate with honors from this program, students must participate in academic seminars on environmental issues as well as outdoor expeditions such as backpacking and nature trail rehabilitation.


Over the years Crespi has won ten CIF Southern Section division titles – Baseball (Division III in 2003; Division II in 2009), Basketball "Back to Back" State titles (CIF Division IV State Title 2015 and Division I State Title 2016) (Section Division IV-AA in 2001, 2010, and 2015), Football (Big Five in 1986; Division X in 2004 and 2005), Track & Field (Division 2-A in 1973; Division III in 2008), and Water Polo (Division 2-A in 1981).[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Crespi Fine Arts Arts Building



  • Michael Lang, former CEO of Miramax, Currently President, International Development & CEO for Motor Trend for Discovery International
  • Brodie Van Wagenen, General Manager for the New York Mets, MLB (2018-present)

Arts and entertainment[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "CIF-Southern Section All Sports Press Guide and Record Book" (PDF). 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  3. ^ "Marvell Tell III, Crespi, Safety". 247Sports. Retrieved December 25, 2019.

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