When Santa Margarita High School opened its doors on Sept. 2, it was the first Catholic high school to be build in the nation in the past decade and the first in Orange County in the past 22 years. There are now seven Catholic high schools in the county, with annual tuition ranging from $2,300 to $4,950.
Name of School City Ages Sex Cornelia Connelly School of Holy Child Anaheim 9-12 girls only Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa 9-12 coed High School Margarita Mater Dei High School Santa Ana 9-12 coed St. Michael’s College Prep High School El Toro 8-12 boys only Rosary High School Fullerton 9-12 girls only Servite High School Anaheim 9-12 boys only
Name of School Enrollment Foun Annual Cornelia Connelly School of Holy Child about 300 1963 $4,950 Santa Margarita Catholic High School 300 1987 $2,500 Mater Dei High School 2,200 1950 $2,500 St. Michael’s College Prep High School 80* 1961 $2,950** Rosary High School 601 1965 $2,300 Servite High School about 800 1958 $2,500
* All boarding students ** Room, board and tuition inclusive
Name of School Owner Cornelia Connelly School of Order of the Sisters of the Holy Child Holy Child Santa Margarita Catholic High School Catholic Diocese of Orange Mater Dei High School Catholic Diocese of Orange St. Michael’s College Prep High School St. Michael’s Abbey of Norbertine Fathers Rosary High School Catholic Diocese of Orange Servite High School Servite Fathers and Brothers