Saint Monica Preparatory

Character fostered in a close-knit community. Guidance based on the individual.
Education developed both inside and outside the classroom. Spirituality discovered through Catholic teachings.
We work hard, play with spirit and grow together. This is the Mariner Way.
Saint Monica Preparatory nurtures kind and accomplished students who graduate with a strong sense of self, prepared to meet the challenges of a successful life and act as responsible citizens in our world.
Join us on the journey! Formerly known as St. Monica Catholic Elementary School and St.
Monica Catholic High School, we are proud to welcome students TK through 12 as one united school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint Monica Preparatory ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
655 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Saint Monica Preparatory Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / rolling
Tuition Notes
TK $11,182 K-5 $9,482 6-8 $10,482 9-12 $15,565 9-12 International $20,000
Admissions Director
Anna Korte and Roxanna Warmington



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Asian Cultural Club, Astronomy Club, Black Cultural Society, Boxing Club, Campus Pride, Chess Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Electronic Music club, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Gaming Club, Key Club, Makerspace Club, Mariner Chronicle, Mathematics Club, Middle Eastern Club, Nosotros Club, Pre-Med Club, Sign Language Club, Surf Club, Thrift for Change, Weight Lifting Club, Women's Activist Club, Writer's Circle

School Notes

  • The 2022-2023 school year marks a new chapter in our nearly one hundred year history. The two schools formerly known as St. Monica Catholic Elementary School and St. Monica Catholic High School come together to form a single, TK-12 co-educational parish school. As one school Saint Monica Preparatory offers a dynamic, cohesive and comprehensive learning environment where students are known, seen, challenged and nurtured. Founded in 1930, we are just seven blocks from the beach and nestled in the heart of the community of Santa Monica, California. We offer a place for students to grow in body, mind and spirit within a diverse Catholic community.
  • At Saint Monica Preparatory, we nurture the individual. Through robust course studies and varied co-curricular activities, students take risks and discover their unique gifts and talents. We believe that learning extends beyond the classroom to the lab, the athletic field, the stage, the parishand the natural world that surrounds our campus. Within a close-knit community, students are challenged by rigorous academic standards anchored in character and spiritual formation.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Saint Monica Preparatory offer?
Saint Monica Preparatory offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Saint Monica Preparatory is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Saint Monica Preparatory's ranking?
Saint Monica Preparatory ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Saint Monica Preparatory?
The application deadline for Saint Monica Preparatory is Jan. 11 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 11 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Saint Monica Preparatory located?
Saint Monica Preparatory is located in the Wilshire Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica, CA. There are 4 other private schools located in Wilshire Montana.

School Reviews

St. Monica Catholic Elementary was the other half of our parenting team! My children are both in graduate school now and they got a fantastic foundation at this school. We are profoundly grateful and highly recommend this school community.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $16,443 for elementary schools and $21,177 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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