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Coming Home to Saint Monica

Coming Home to Saint Monica

Homecoming week was a festive celebration of Saint Monica Preparatory and in particular the 25th anniversary of our Mariner Football Team's CIF championship title. The 1998 football team was the first in school history to win a CIF Division XI title, defeating Carpinteria High 28-24 in a big, come-from-behind win in front of 4,000 fans at Santa Barbara City College. Led by the late Coach Norm Lacy, who went on to successfully coach Santa Monica High School to its own championship in 2001, Mariners quarterback Chris Griffin, receiver James Dunn, defensive end Davion Doby and fullback Mike Murray were among the dedicated players that brought the championship ring to Saint Monica. The team will be officially inducted into the Mariner Hall of Fame this year.

Students, families, alumni - including many of our 1998 CIF championship team players and staff, faculty and the greater Saint Monica community came out for a week of Homecoming reunions, culminating in a pep rally and football game vs. Verbum Dei High School at Santa Monica College. It was all capped off with a win for the Green and Gold, 50-0! Go Mariners!

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SMPREP students on National College Decision Day

Congratulations to our senior class on their impressive list of college acceptances. We’re excited to share that six students were accepted to Berkeley, three to the University of Notre Dame and five to UCLA. SMPREP's Class of 2024 also received yes decisions from the Ivy League, as well as multiple HBCUs and many prestigious, competitive private schools across the U.S. and internationally.

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Performance of spring musical Mean Girls

Congratulations to all of our Saint Monica Preparatory artists from the cast and crew of the spring production, "Mean Girls: The Musical" to participants in the Lower School Talent Show and upcoming Illuminate Arts Festival, to filmmakers showing their short films at the first annual Saint Monica Film Festival. SMPREP students were also recently honored across multiple essay contents and festivals. 

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