Crespi Carmelite High School
|Crespi Carmelite High School|
5031 Alonzo Avenue
|Type||Private, Day, College-prep|
Zelo Zelatus Sum Pro Domino Deo Exercituum.
(With zeal have I been zealous
for the Lord God of Hosts.)
|Patron saint(s)||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|Founder||Fr. Gus Carter, O.Carm|
|President||Dr. Kenneth A. Foersch|
|Principal||Dr. Liam Joyce|
|Enrollment||507< (September, 2018)|
|• Grade 9||147|
|• Grade 10||142|
|• Grade 11||118|
|• Grade 12||100|
|Campus size||8 Acres|
|Color(s)||Brown, White and Gold|
CIF Southern Section
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Western Catholic Educational Association|
|Feeder schools||Greater Los Angeles Area|
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).
- Bryan Bennett, CFL
- Stephen Amritraj, ATP
- Randy Cross, NFL
- Rick Dempsey, MLB
- Keith Eck, NFL
- Christian Fauria, NFL
- Joseph Fauria, NFL
- Sione Fua, NFL
- Sean Gilmartin, MLB
- Hroniss Grasu, NFL
- Chris Harper, NFL
- Ryon Healy, MLB
- Scott Heineman, MLB
- Brian Horwitz, MLB
- Babe Laufenberg, NFL
- Devin Lucien, NFL
- De’Anthony Melton, NBA
- Paul Mokeski, NBA
- London Perrantes, NBA
- Trevor Plouffe, MLB
- Jeff Suppan, MLB
- Marvell Tell, NFL
- Charles Washington, NFL
- Harry Edward Welch, Jr., high school football coach
- Russell White, NFL
- Shaun Williams, NFL
- 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
- Michael Angarano, actor
- Martin Donovan, actor
- Matthew Nelson, singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist
- Gunnar Nelson, singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist
- Sergio Sylvestre, Pop singer, 2015 winner of the Popular Italian TV show, Amici di Maria De Filippi
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