Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: (831)655-9300
Grades: 9-12 | 246 students
An aerial view of the Santa Catalina campus in Monterey, California
An aerial view of the Santa Catalina campus in Monterey, California
Founded in 1950, Santa Catalina School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women located on 36-acres in beautiful Monterey, California.
Students have a variety of academic choices with honors and 21 Advanced Placement classes and a wide range of visual and performing arts electives.
Our students discover skills, talents, and interests they never knew existed within themselves – whether it's playing one of 13 interscholastic sports, or leading a club, or doing community service.
Class sizes are small and are taught the way girls learn most effectively, often with open discussion and group projects. Santa Catalina seeks girls with intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit and selects students who indicate they can succeed here, not only academically, but as contributing members of our community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1950

Student Body

Total Students 246 students
Student Body Type All-girls
Students by Grade Santa Catalina School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Music Theory, Physics C, Physics I, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Tuition Notes Day - $31,800; Resident - $48,800
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jamie Buffington Browne '85
Admissions Associate Ala Milani '87


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
FencingField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Big/Little Sisters, Chamber Choir, Knit Wits - Knitting Club, Lanuage Clubs, Operation Smile, PEMDAS - Math Club, Peace & Justice Club, Peer Mentors, Prefects, R4 - Reduce, Reuse, Recylce, Restore, STAR - Student Alumnae Organization, Student Literary Magazine, Student Newspaper, Student Senate, UN Student Alliance, Yearbook, ecco! - a cappella Singing Group Chamber Choir, Lanuage Clubs, Peer Mentors, Prefects, Student Senate, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Big/Little Sisters,
Knit Wits - Knitting Club,
Operation Smile,
PEMDAS - Math Club,
Peace & Justice Club,
R4 - Reduce, Reuse, Recylce, Restore,
STAR - Student Alumnae Organization,
Student Literary Magazine,
Student Newspaper,
UN Student Alliance,
ecco! - a cappella Singing Group,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity Christian High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is San Carlos School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Junipero Serra School (4.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Monterey
    Grades: 9-12 | 125 students
    1.2 miles
    601 E. Franklin St.
    Monterey, CA 93940
  • Monterey
    San Carlos School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 287 students
    1.3 miles
    450 Church St
    Monterey, CA 93940
  • Seaside
    Grades: KG-8 | 176 students
    1.7 miles
    1184 Hilby Ave
    Seaside, CA 93955
  • Seaside
    Peninsula Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 20 students
    2.2 miles
    1025 Mescal St
    Seaside, CA 93955
  • Carmel
    Junipero Serra School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    4.5 miles
    2992 Lasuen Dr
    Carmel, CA 93923

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