Immaculate Conception Academy
High School in San Francisco, CA
Immaculate Conception Academy, a four-year Catholic high school for young women, was established in 1883 by Sister Maria Pia Backes, O. P. It is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Queen of the Holy Rosary of Mission San Jose, California. Although the school was begun in 1883, a complete four-year program was not offered until 1908. Immaculate Conception Academy was accredited to the University of California in 1915 and advanced to A rating in 1934. In 1962 the Academy became a charter member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
read moreWe invite you to browse and reflect on this miracle we experience daily. Learn of this unique model of Catholic, secondary education empowering young women to claim their full potential. A rich heritage urges us to proclaim the good news of deepened faith, academic excellence, and service of one another within this sisterhood of the Dominican ICA Cristo Rey family. May you be drawn to learn more about our wonderful young women, our committed faculty and staff, our value for college education supported by our Board, alumnae, and parent community.
read moreICA Cristo Rey is committed to making a high-quality, Catholic, college-prep education available to all qualified young women, therefore we have the most affordable tuition of any Catholic high school in the Bay Area. Every student at ICA Cristo Rey comes from a low to moderate-income family and participates in a work-study program, which helps to offset the cost of her tuition. While the maximum tuition is $2,900 per year, tuition is assessed for individual families based on need. Approximately 73% of our students receive additional financial aid from ICA Cristo Rey or outside organizations.
Mission & History
read moreICA Cristo Rey Academy is a Dominican Catholic college preparatory that empowers girls from underserved communities to become confident young women able to realize their full potential. By providing an excellent academic curriculum, a unique corporate work study experience and the support of our spiritual community, we prepare students for a life of faith, purpose, and service. With a supportive network of dedicated educators and corporate mentors, ICA Cristo Rey delivers a unique learning experience incorporating 137 years of Dominican Catholic traditions, academic rigor, and a distinctive work study program.
Welcome to Athletics
read moreAncient Spartans strove for excellence and underwent rigorous training and education. They also learned to function as a team and to support one another in times of crisis. Spartan women enjoyed considerably more rights and greater equality to men than women elsewhere in the classical world. As Spartan women today, we aim for these same qualities and similar equity. Students who wish to try out for an athletic team must meet ICA Cristo Rey, CIF, and AAA eligibility requirements.
Student Government and Clubs
read moreAs the Associated Student Body (ASB) of ICA Cristo Rey Academy, our main purposes are to establish a strong student body and to keep the name of ICA Cristo Rey Academy above reproach in the community. With the help of God, we want to lead by setting a good example and by cooperating in all student activities.