Verbum Dei High School - founded in 1962 - is a Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory complemented by our corporate internship program, serving young men of Watts and the surrounding communities who are economically and academically underserved. We develop self-confident gentlemen who are intellectually motivated, spiritual, contemplative, and courageous in their pursuit of a more humane and just world.
Working in the Jesuit Tradition
Blue and Gold
Verbum Dei Alma Mater
Hail to Verbum Dei, the Word of God, everlasting and true;
We come to the Nest young and uncertain,
just as the morning sun that’s just beginning to rise.
The Eagle stands before you wearing your colors: noble gold and blue;
With love strengthened by unity,
we’ll fight for the rights of all, faith, and liberty;
We leave you, accepting your challenge:
“Be strong my sons of Verbum Dei, to face and serve your world.”
Sing hail to Verbum Dei, the Word of God, everlasting and true.
Verbum Dei Pledge
I pledge allegiance to the Brotherhood of Verbum Dei High School. With my actions and words, witness to all the Eagle represents.
I soar high to the excellence with my faith, honor, values, principles, goals, total effort and standards - in every area of my life. I command respect and embody self-pride and dignity in my dress, speech and conduct.
Accreditation and Memberships
Cristo Rey Network
Jesuit Schools Network
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Western Catholic Educational Association
The College Board
National Catholic Educational Association