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Notes for Prospective Students
- Founded and operated by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San
Jose, St. Catherine's Academy is an independent Catholic boys'
academy with a military tradition.
We are committed to guiding each
boy to his fullest potential.
As the only all boys' elementary school in southern California,
we are dedicated to providing the best learning environment for
boys by offering small class sizes, more teacher attention,
structure and consistency.
Our teachers are able to focus on the
specific learning styles of boys and young men.
St. Catherine's offers enrichment classes in music, physical
education, Spanish, computer skills, laboratory science, teamwork
and leadership, marching band, piano, and guitar.
The St. Catherine's faculty consists of Dominican Sisters and
Our faculty members have an average of 23 years
experience, and 64% hold advanced degrees.
St. Catherine's teachers
are known for their open communication with parents and dedication
to overall student success.
St. Catherine's offers opportunities for students' faith to
find expression in their daily lives and choices
by:providing liturgical experiences which encourage active
participation as lectors, choir members, and altar servers;
providing religion classes which present doctrine and scripture in
a relevant and interesting manner; engaging cadets in various
prayer experiences in class, in the dormitory, and at morning
assembly; and helping cadets to reflect on the values and moral
principles which guide their choices and actions.
Our military program strives to instill in our boys leadership,
confidence, honor, courage, commitment, responsibility, compassion,
An SCA cadet places a high value on personal integrity
and adherence to the honor code.
The structure and consistency of
this program enables our boys to develop leadership skills,
self-motivation, and confidence.
Our boarding option (grades 4 – 8 only) gives added
structure to a student's day.
Resident students participate in a
full day of classes, activities, meals, and study hall before
returning to one of our four dormitories, which are staffed by our
Approximately 20% of students are international, introducing
our cadets to a variety of cultures.
With a fun and secure 8-acre campus, SCA is located in southern
California, just minutes away from Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm,
and the beach.
Our spacious campus includes a football field, an
obstacle course, an indoor heated pool, and a gymnasium.
Our academic facilities are second-to-none.
Each classroom is
equipped with a SmartBoard.
Facilities also include a computer lab,
science lab, piano room with ten practice pianos, band room, guitar
room, and newly renovated library.
Our program is so unique you have to see if for yourself.
Schedule your tour today!