纯洁之心高中 was founded in 1906 by the Sisters of the 完美的心 of Mary, a Catholic religious order of women who trace their origin to Olot, 西班牙.
1903年，托马斯. 科纳蒂被任命为主教. 在他的主持下, the sisters purchased a fifteen-acre plot of land in the Hollywood Hills near what is now Western and Franklin Avenues. The place at that time was outside the city limits, flanked by olive and orange trees and approached only by a wagon road.
4月24日, 1905, the ground-breaking took place for a grayish-white edifice, 的摩尔, 任务架构. This convent building included classrooms for high school and elementary students, 女生寄宿设施, offices and living quarters for the sisters.
In June 1906, six young women became the first graduates of 纯洁之心高中. The total enrollment for the school at that time was listed at 75 students.
完美的心 soon established its reputation as an excellent college preparatory school for girls. By far the majority of its more than 11,000 graduates continued their education at colleges and universities across the country. They have served with distinction as artists, 音乐家, 教育工作者, 记者, 医生, 律师, 法官, 还有舞台和银幕上的明星, to name but a few of the many professions and careers they have entered. Some 完美的心 women were pioneers in professions not accustomed to having women.
完美的心 principals were great women of vision who are remembered with affection and love. Names that trigger most memories are those of Sister Nepomucen, 妹妹尤拉莉亚, 母亲Eucharia, 凯萨琳Lucitt, 露丝·安妮·默里 & 维吉尼亚赫斯特.
In 1948, the auditorium building was added to the high school. In 1973, the original convent building was condemned by the city and was torn down. It was replaced by a classroom/library building. The Jo Anne Cotsen Building (formerly the 完美的心 College Student Union Building) was purchased from the American Film Institute in 1983. The original swimming pool was replaced by a competition-sized pool in 1985; and a small chapel, 《玛利亚的Capilla》, 是在12月8日举行的, 1987.
A science/computer building and a student/faculty center opened in the fall of 1990, 1992年, 一个运动场建成了. In the summer of 1998, major renovation on the auditorium building was begun. The 视觉艺术 Department was remodeled to create two large classrooms for the studio arts and a computer graphics laboratory. 在2005年的夏天, the old shower/dressing room facility adjacent to the swimming pool was replaced by a two-story structure containing a weight room, 淋浴, 还有储物柜和办公室, meeting and storage space for the high school and middle school athletics programs.
A middle school for seventh and eighth grade girls was added in September 1975. Beginning in 1995, sixth grade students were also admitted. The middle school provides an excellent academic preparation for students who wish to continue their education in the college-preparatory high school.
纯洁之心高中 now draws its students from 65 parishes. Some students come from as far away as San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. 完美的心 also takes pride in the fact that many of the students are daughters and granddaughters of alumnae.
变化,当然. 完美的心 will always face squarely the changing needs of its young women. It has to be sensitive to their moral and 知识 development as well as to the acquisition of ideas and ideals that women—particularly contemporary women—must enjoy. 而是它的精神和风格, 完美的心 has always been characterized by a fortunate mixture of the traditional and the innovative; of discipline and freedom; of play and work; of concern for the things of the heart as well as the mind; of a readiness to create and to celebrate. 它将自己的任务定义为简单, but acknowledges the complexities involved in helping young women to think clearly, to choose wisely and to achieve self-respect.