Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: (831)655-9300
  • Set against the scenic backdrop of Monterey, Santa Catalina School is an independent, Catholic, boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 with a diverse student body and strong local roots. We challenge students to achieve excellence in every arena, from rigorous academics - including a marine ecology program that takes advantage of access to Monterey Bay - to competitive athletics in 13 sports to an arts program with professional-quality facilities.
  • In a warm community that values spirituality and service, Catalina girls become confident young women prepared to achieve greatness with grace.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western 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
77%
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
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Tuition Notes Day - $34,000; Resident - $52,000
% on Financial Aid
42%
Admissions Director Jamie Buffington Browne '85
Admissions Associate Ala Milani '87

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, 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, TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool, UN Student Alliance, Yearbook, ecco! - a cappella Singing Group Chamber Choir, Lanuage Clubs, Peer Mentors, Prefects, Student Senate, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
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,
TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool,
UN Student Alliance,
ecco! - a cappella Singing Group,
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