Letter from the President: Crespi Celts, Champions of Service and Community Stewardship

At Crespi Carmelite High School, we emphasize the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of our students. We take pride in the young men who not only capture all these attributes, but also present them in accordance with the Carmelite tradition.

This past year was a triumphant one, as our students displayed outstanding achievements in service, academics, and athletics.

Our annual blood drive was a huge success; Crespi Celts donated over 42 pints of blood, which will save approximately 150 lives.

We conducted our service program, IMPACT, now in its 8th year of implementation, over the course of three one-week periods. This past year’s theme addressed the issues of homelessness, affliction, and the environment.

Crespi Celts were among students listed as USA Water Polo Association 2015-16 Academic All-American student athletes demonstrating athletic prowess and academic excellence. Crespi’s swim team had the 5th highest GPA of CIF teams with school enrollment less than 1,500, further displaying the well-rounded achievements of our students.

Crespi’s basketball team boasts the title of CIF State Champion for the second year in a row.

These achievements reflect Crespi’s diverse and holistic model of education. To continue providing opportunities for our students to excel and grow, we must continue to develop and evolve our campus for the next generation of Celts. To accomplish this, we have developed a Master Plan to guide the next 50 years of development of our campus.

Our Master Plan is modeled to serve our existing and future students. New facilities and campus upgrades are planned to support our athletic programs, as well as the STEM education of our students. Instilling in our students the values of integrity, diversity, and citizenship is core to our mission, and is reflected in our plans for modernization.

We will be speaking about our Master Plan at the Encino Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Meeting at the Encino Community Center on March 14th, at 7:00pm. The community is invited to show support for the future of Crespi Carmelite High School.

Thank you to the Crespi family for a great 2016. Let’s continue to develop and support our Celts throughout 2017 and beyond, working together to make each year better than the next.


Dr. Kenneth Foersch




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