Santa Catalina School
Santa Catalina School Photo #2 - An aerial view of the Santa Catalina campus in Monterey, California
Santa Catalina School Photo #3 - Student performers were flying high in our production of "Mary Poppins!"
Santa Catalina School Photo #4 - Spirit Day is a favorite tradition among Santa Catalina students and alumnae!
Santa Catalina School Photo #5 - STEM is an important part of Santa Catalina's curriculum and club offerings, including Robotics and Girls Who Code.
Santa Catalina School Photo #6 - Athletic offerings include basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo! Go, Cougars!
- 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 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|
|Total Students||246 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||35 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||11 students|
|Number of AP Courses||15 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 - $35,000; Resident - $53,500|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Jamie Buffington Browne '85|
|Admissions Associate||Ala Milani '87|
|Endowment Size||$30 million|
|Total Sports Offered||16 sports|
|Sports||Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBallet, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Dance,
Field Hockey, Golf,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water Polo,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||20 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Admission Tour Guides, Amnesty International, ecco! - a cappella Singing Group, Knit Wits - Knitting Club, Lanuage Clubs, Model UN Club, Operation Smile, Peace & Justice Club, Peer Mentors, PEMDAS - Math Club, Prefects, R4 - Reduce, STAR - Student Alumnae Organization, Student Literary Magazine, Student Newspaper, Student Senate, TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Chamber Ensemble
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Monterey Grades: K-8 | 280 students
450 Church St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831)375-1324 1.3 K-8
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