The Hill is truly a home to approximately 60 boarders, who live in the same halls that FSHA’s first students inhabited in 1931. In this home away from home, boarders develop strong bonds during monthly birthday dinners, retreats and so much more, while also taking advantage of all that Southern California has to offer.

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Residential Life Curriculum

Our residential life curriculum is designed to nurture the lives of our boarding students, with a focus on four key areas: community, spirituality, education and awareness, and leadership. All activities, outings and events are intended to contribute to the goals of the curriculum. We enthusiastically invite day students, faculty and staff to participate in the exciting life of the boarding hall. 

Click the links below to read more about each foundational component of our boarding curriculum!

Day in the Life

Your days at Flintridge Sacred Heart will be action-packed! At the same time, you’ll have down time to hang out with friends and build a community with your fellow classmates.

Take a closer look at what a day in the life of our current students looks like:

6:30 a.m.

Wake-up with some fun music, remind my roommates not to oversleep

8:12 a.m.

Present your completed Arduino prototype in Mr. Buxman's engineering class

9:30 a.m.

Learn some new hip hop moves in dance class

10:55 a.m.

Enjoy a laugh during break

12:30 p.m.

Hang out in a lunch meeting for Science & Environmental Club

2:40 pm.

Head to office hours for help with English from Ms. Wilkinson

3:05 pm

Off to tennis practice

5:30 pm

Community dinner with my dorm family

6:10 pm

Go for a walk and enjoy the view with friends around campus after dinner

7:00 pm

Second study—working with a study group to finish my Spanish presentation

8:30 pm

Catching a flick at "The Landing" for #TBT movie night

10:00 pm

Get one last hug from your friend!

say good night to friends in the boarding hall

11:00 pm

Lights out!

Local Area Guide: Best Places to Visit According to Our Boarding Students

Southern California is lively and full of culture! With easy access to city destinations, beaches, mountains, and the desert, our students can have any type of experience they dream of. If you're visiting campus, we encourage you to explore some of our boarding students' favorite destinations. Be warned, you might fall in love with the place!

Gardens, Parks & Beaches

Our boarding students love getting outdoors! We make regular trips to a variety of gardens, parks and beaches throughout Los Angeles County. Here are a few our favorite destinations.

We love a good picnic!


With 230+ museums in Los Angeles, you're bound to find a few of interest. Here are some of our favorite museum destinations for learning about and discovering new artists.

Posing in front of Jeff Koons' "Tulips" sculpture


While we can always eat on campus, it's also awesome to head down the Hill for some boba, Starbucks or a visit to Urth Cafe.

Boba is a popular outing
  • Sometimes we just want a coffee or latte from Starbucks


Shopping can be a fun excursion off campus to find a new outfit to wear to one of our community dinners or just a quick jaunt for some basics like toothpaste.

  • Perhaps the most famous two-mile stretch in all of Beverly Hills, we enjoy a trip to Rodeo Drive.
  • We love the charm of Old Town Pasadena, not to mention the ample dining and shopping options!
  • Sometimes a trip to the local Target is in order for some laundry soap or other basics.


Places like Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Rose Bowl are iconic Los Angeles area destinations and we love living here so we can take full advantage. 

At the entrance of Universal Studios
  • The Rose Bowl, viewable from campus, is a perfect destination for concerts, from Coldplay to Beyoncé, not to mention the largest flea market in the Los Angeles area.

Day or Weekend Trips

Longer day or weekend get-away trips are perfect opportunities for us to build friendships with each other, plus it's fun to get out of the city and explore a little further away from home! 

Playing in the snow is a favorite activitiy during our winter trips to Lake Arrowhead
  • Lake Arrowhead is a frequent destination for boarding council retreats
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
High School Office: 626-685-8300
Admissions: 626-685-8521

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