catholic retired california


 These are Catholic high schools in the state of California which were once in operation, but were closed. Some are from the very early part of the 20th Century or even the late 19th Century. Click on the name of the school for details. As possible, we have listed the schools by Diocese.

Do you have any information, photos, articles, memorabilia regarding the Catholic schools? It would be great to add it to this collection. No need to send originals, photocopies or scans are fine. E-mail here.


Below are vintage directories of schools from 1965 presented for nostagia and historic purposes. Please note that some schools included in these vintage listings may still be open. You may refer to the listings under Current Schools for cross-reference.

Vintage News & Photos

Pater Noster
Sacred Heart of Mary
Bishop Murphy High School
Mt. Carmel Academy
Cathedral High School
Bishop Conaty High School
Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary
Our Lady of Corvallis
St. Mary Academy
Our Lady of Loretto
St. Pius X
Serra High School
LaSalle Academy

Diocese of Sacramento

St. Peter, Sacramento*

*Closed 2005 to merge with All Hallows High School which has become Cristo Rey High School

St. Vincent Girls High School, Vallejo

Diocese of Fresno:

Diocese of Oakland

Diocese of Sacramento