Crespi Carmelite High School

Crespi Carmelite High School, shortly known as Crespi, is a private Catholic all-boys four-year college preparatory high school located in Encino District, Los Angeles, California. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Crespi Carmelite High School
Official logo of Crespi Carmelite High School
5031 Alonzo Avenue


United States
Coordinates34°9′43.5″N 118°31′17″W / 34.162083°N 118.52139°W / 34.162083; -118.52139
TypePrivate, Day, College-prep
MottoZelo 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
FounderFr. Gus Carter, O.Carm
PresidentKenneth Foersch
PrincipalLiam Joyce
Enrollment500< (September, 2022)
Campus size8 Acres
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Brown, White and Gold    
Slogan"Celt Pride"
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Mission League
Sports14 sports
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges,[1] Western Catholic Educational Association
NewspaperThe Celt
YearbookLos Encinos
Tuition$21,600 (2022-2023)
Feeder schoolsGreater Los Angeles Area

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.

Academics edit

Crespi Fine Arts Arts Building

Crespi Carmelite High School offers a college-preparatory education. As of 2022–2023 the academic program has 19 Advanced Placement courses.[2]

Athletics edit

Over the years Crespi has won fourteen CIF Southern Section division team titles – Baseball (Division III in 2003; Division II in 2009 and 2023), 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), Water Polo (Division 2-A in 1981, Division 6 in 2019), and Swimming Division 3 in 2021).[3]

Notable alumni edit

Athletes edit

Business/CEO edit

  • Michael Lang, former CEO of Miramax, currently CEO of Pixel United
  • Brodie Van Wagenen, general manager for the New York Mets, MLB (2018–2020)
  • Travis Robinson, CEO for Spicy Viking International Hot Sauce, 2020–present

Arts and entertainment edit

References edit

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "Curriculum Guide 2022-2023" (PDF). Crespi Carmelite High School. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  3. ^ "CIF-Southern Section All Sports Press Guide and Record Book" (PDF). 2019-07-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  4. ^ "Marvell Tell III, Crespi, Safety". 247Sports. Retrieved December 25, 2019.

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