Girls enrolled in a single-sex environment report having more confidence and higher aspirations than their peers in co-educational institutions.
"I always felt like ICA was my second home and I always felt safe there. I never really enjoyed getting up and going to school until I went to ICA. If I didn't go to ICA, I don't think I would have been as mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepared for college."
"As women, we're conditioned to appeal under the male gaze, so to speak. So when you go to an all girls school and get an all girls education, that distraction or external factor just isn't there day to day, which feels very freeing. I wasn't always worried about how I looked or who I was trying to impress, so I could truly focus on myself and who I was separate from boys. Having that community of women gives you that safety to grow in your self-confidence. It just helps to not have this additional layer that influences how you might behave or actually clouds who you really want to be."
"While being at ICA I grew up seeing more women in leadership roles and executive positions. I think that helped me a lot with my confidence and taught me that if I put my mind to it, I am capable. Being surrounded by excellent leaders from a young age gave me the mindset that I, too, am excellent. I am capable without any predetermined limitations. "
"During those four years, I participated in a bunch of different clubs, joined the swim team, and even became an ASB (Associated Student Body) leader. I found a community and a group of people that I can count on. By the time that I graduated to go to college, I was more of my authentic self and a lot more confident than when I entered."
On Friday, December 8th, 2023, the ICA Cristo Rey community gathered around the Eucharistic table for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast day served as a moment to reflect and celebrate ICA's 140th anniversary this year.
Read more about how our Frosh Student Associates, along with their work site, the San Francisco Historical Society, attended the inaugural 'Landing at Leidesdorff' event in Downtown San Francisco and had the opportunity to meet Mayor London Breed!
ICA Cristo Rey Academy and St. Mary’s College of California are pleased to announce the piloting of a new dual-enrollment academic program between the two institutions. St. Mary’s will enroll ICA Cristo Rey students in their fall-semester Psychology 100 - Introduction to Psychology course at no additional cost to students’ families and students will receive three college credits upon completion of the course.
Give a warm Spartan welcome to our Interim Principal, Yvonne Faisal!
SC Johnson, A Family Company has given us a $36,000 grant to support our Corporate Work Study Program!
Check out this article on how Atreca is supporting the next generation of women in science!