“As the only all-girls Catholic high school in Macomb County we are the hidden gem. We provide our young women with a safe and comfortable learning environment that empowers our students to take on leadership roles and excel in a rigorous curriculum,” shares Ann Diamond, principal of Regina High School in Warren, Mich.
For more than 60 years, Regina High School’s mission has been to educate the whole girl — mind, body and soul — for life’s future challenges. Regina opened in 1956 in Harper Woods and moved to its current location in 2007. The school was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Third Order of St. Francis and reflects the Franciscan values of peace, service, community, stewardship, and respect for the unique dignity of each person. Students have regular opportunities for prayer, Mass, and service. Regina has 100% of students accepted into a two- or four-year college or university.
“In an all-female setting, many of the social pressures placed on adolescent girls are removed. This provides a safe environment where students can take risks, try new things and discover for themselves where their strengths and passions lie,” Ann elaborates.
In 2018, Regina’s school leadership and Board of Directors embarked upon a new strategic initiative which included building an endowment fund. Over 40% of Regina families receive financial assistance and most of the funding comes directly from the school’s operating budget, requiring a cycle of annual fundraising to fulfill the need. The strategic planning committee saw that expanded endowment dollars would allow the school to use interest earned to make Regina more affordable for families, promote ethnic and economic diversity within the school, and fund faculty positions and program expansion.