Mary Star of the Sea High School is one of the most popular schools in the South Bay region, and is one of the country’s top 50 Catholic and private school institutions. The campus atmosphere is very calm and polite like the teachers and students. The school is known for their academic achievements, with their students winning many awards at the state and national competitions. Summer programs are available for students interested in furthering their studies over break. The campus is closed to outside visitors and must obtain a special visitation clearance before entering the school grounds, making the campus more safe for students. The academic counseling offices provide college/university entrance advice, and guide students through difficult courses so that they may perform better. The classic and modern architecture reflects the rich, local heritage of its location, and provides a beautiful campus for students to learn and grow.