Carondelet High School proudly announces the naming of its state-of-the-art aquatics center for three-time swimming Olympic gold medalist, Natalie Coughlin Hall, who graduated from the school in 2000. The Natalie Coughlin Aquatics Center is a featured part of the school's brand new, six-acre, Walnut Creek-based Carondelet Athletics Complex, expected to open in early 2018.

Coughlin, who has earned 12 Olympic medals in her career, will be featured prominently at the new athletics complex, with a larger-than-life image of her diving into the pool at the 2008 Beijing Olympics depicted on the wall adjacent to the entrance of the aquatics center. Her image and athletic accomplishments will also be displayed in Carondelet's Hall of Fame, to be unveiled in spring 2018.

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Carondelet extends a warm welcome to all of the new faculty and staff who have joined us recently. These dynamic individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their respective roles and they will, no doubt, bring a renewed sense of excitement and commitment to excellence to our school. Please join us in welcoming these new additions to our team!

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On Saturday, August 19 more than 300 people came to Carondelet to honor of the life and love of Sr. Eleanor Eagan, CSJ. Family, alumnae, faculty, friends, present and from years ago came to pay their respects to the woman who made such a profound, wonderful impact on our community. Get a glimpse of the full photo gallery from Saturday.

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The Carondelet Community mourns the loss of Sr. James Marien Dyer, CSJ, who served our school as principal from 2001 to 2007, and most recently presided as principal at our neighboring St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in Concord. We will miss her presence among us as we remember a beautifully gifted CSJ.

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It is with a sad heart that we share the news that our beloved Sr. Eleanor Eagan, CSJ has passed on to God. Sr. Eleanor was an integral part of the Carondelet community for more than 30 years and we will honor her work and her impact on generations of young women at a community-wide Celebration of Life here at Carondelet later this summer, after students and teachers return to school in August. Please continue to keep Sr. Eleanor's spirit and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Concord, Calif. (June 19, 2017) – Carondelet High School was named "Best Private School" in the East Bay according to a recent poll of readers of the East Bay Times. In a special "Best in East" section that was published June 18, the newspaper announced the results of its survey, which solicited input from local residents.

"Carondelet is honored to be recognized for the excellent education that we provide young women," said Carondelet President Bonnie Cotter. "Through innovative and challenging academics along with the opportunities we provide our students to lead and develop their voices, we are preparing young women for success in college, careers and in life ahead."

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The rain has stopped, the sun is out and our tractors are moving! Construction of our state-of-the-art athletics complex is well under way and we look forward to opening the facility later this year.

If you'd like to take a peek at all the action, check out our web cams, which are live streaming the construction in both in the aquatics area and on the field.

Please stay tuned for details about our grand opening, and for more information about the project, click here.

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Concord, Calif. (May 24, 2017) – Carondelet High School recently named Angela (Varian) Schroeter its 2017 Alumna of the Year, recognizing her commitment to living the Carondelet mission.

"Angela is a woman of courage by standing up against the powerful farming industry to fight for clean water," said classmate Michelle Missaggia Daly '88, a member of the Alumnae Association Board, who presented the award.

"She is a woman of heart by doing it relentlessly because of her belief in protecting the voiceless. And she is a woman of faith by believing she was doing the right thing even when she may have questioned it. We are so proud to see her living the Carondelet mission and making meaningful changes in our world," Michelle said.

A member of the Carondelet class of 1988, Angela graduated from UC Davis with a double-major in Geology and Environmental Policy and Analysis. She continued her education at the University of Nevada, Reno, earning a Master's Degree in Hydrogeology and became a groundwater specialist who focuses on environmental justice and helping disadvantaged communities.

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Kristina Campbell '93 has dedicated her professional life to advancing and protecting the rights of immigrants. She became interested in immigrants' rights after working with farmworkers on a spring break trip. After graduating from St. Mary's College, Kristina attended Notre Dame Law School, earning her J.D. in 2002.

She currently works as a tenured Professor of Law at the Jack & Lovell Olender Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), David A. Clarke School of Law. Kristina teaches immigration law and supervises the casework of students enrolled in the Immigration Clinic, which provides much needed legal representation to immigrants. In her free time, Kristina leads her students on study trips to Arizona, Mexico, and Texas to provide legal services to immigrants. She credits the superior education she received at Carondelet for laying the groundwork for her to become a leader in her field.

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Brittany Stitch '06 was recently honored for her work as co-founder of Guild Education in Forbes 30 under 30. Guild Education offers online classes, programs and degrees for working adults in partnership with top universities. Guild partners directly with large employers to offer "education as a benefit" to their employees. This gives employers an advantage in recruitment and retention, while giving their employees the opportunity to pursue a meaningful degree.

Brittany is a Teach for America alumna, and has a BA, MBA, and M.Ed from Stanford University.

Congratulations on your stellar accomplishments, Brittany!

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In this issue: Our annual Sr. Clare Dunn Forum focuses on Women in Politics; Ven a Ver takes Washington, D.C. to advocate for social justice, the Carondelet Athletics Complex gains city approval to move forward, and much more!

We are excited to share the Winter 2017 issue with you. The magazine can easily be viewed online on your computer, tablet or phone. If you prefer to download a copy, follow this link
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As seen in the latest issue of the Carondeletter, Kaitlin Burnash '14 shares her reflection on the power of the human spirit.

"Fairy tales are more than true—not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten" (Neil Gaiman, Coraline).

This summer I lived a fairytale. Not in the traditional "prince saves princess" way, or in a way in which I finished my summer by riding off into the sunset with my prince and my entire life figured out. Instead, it was in a way that was real: a way that was impactful, purposeful and intentional; a way that took everything I believed in and transformed it into something more; a way that radically changed the lens through which I view the world and everyone in it...

Click "Read More" below to read Kaitlin's complete reflection.

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As seen in the latest issues of the Carondeletter, Jalina Porter '04 shares her journey through faith and politics.

"In early October, I had the honor of returning to Carondelet for the first time in 13 years to participate in the Sister Clare Dunn "Women in Politics" Forum. My homecoming was nothing short of amazing. The love, support and camaraderie shared with my younger Carondelet sisters and the staff were indeed palpable. It was through this panel and the rest of the day spent at the school that I shared my passion for public service and how Carondelet equipped me with the tools to be a leader in the field."

Read the complete article by following the "Read More" link.

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Each year our students enjoy a friendly visit from some furry friends, courtesy of Molly's Miracle Mutts, to help them destress during finals. These visits are so special because this organization was started by one of our very own alumna.

It began as a 12-year-old girl's dream when Molly Norris '15 got her puppy Noodles in 2009. Since then, she has been working to share her love of animals by getting involved with H.A.L.O (Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization) and taking her therapy dogs on group visits to convalescent hospitals, retirement homes, and other places where people needed canine companionship. Some of the dogs are also in the R.E.A.D program, which inspires children to read with the dogs in libraries throughout Contra Costa County.

If you would like to find out more about Molly's Miracle Mutts, check out their website or send an email to

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