St Catherine's Academy

  • Founded in 1889, St. Catherine's Academy is a Catholic school with a military tradition for boys in kindergarten – 8th grade.
  • We provide young men with a faith-filled foundation for lifelong success.
  • Our multifaceted program includes faith formation, all-boys academics, and a military tradition for leadership and self-motivation.
  • We offer small classes, state-of-the-art technology, marching band, athletics, and much more.
  • We welcome day and boarding students. As the only Catholic grade school with a military tradition in the US, our school is so unique you have to see it for yourself!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Coalition of Boys' Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedESL, Resource Specialist
Year Founded1889
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students158 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
79%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt Catherine's Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,810
Tuition Notes5-day and 7-day boarding options available for both U.S. and International students.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorGraciela Salvador
Admissions AssociateJesenia Botello

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Drill Team, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballDrill Team,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Color Guard, Drill Team, Marching Band, Prayer Group

School Notes

  • 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 lay colleagues. 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, and respect. 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 Dominican Sisters.
  • 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!
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carlsbad
    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
    56.8 miles
    2605 Carlsbad Boulevard
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    (888)762-2338
    56.8 7-12
    320
  • Anaheim
    Grades: 1-12 | 123 students
    3.2 miles
    2530 W La Palma Ave
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    (714)995-1800
    3.2 1-12
    123
  • Anaheim
    Grades: PK-12 | 253 students
    4.8 miles
    641 S Western Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92804
    (714)821-6227
    4.8 PK-12
    253
  • Anaheim
    Grades: K-8 | 139 students
    5.3 miles
    4101 E Nohl Ranch Rd
    Anaheim, CA 92807
    (714)637-8370
    5.3 K-8
    139
  • Anaheim
    Zion Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 190 students
    1.1 miles
    1244 E Cypress St
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714)535-3600
    1.1 K-8
    190

School Reviews

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Best school for boys. Outstanding education by the top teachers. Excellent discipline by ex military men via self control and physical exercise. Healthy, positive atmosphere empowering young men. Kind and nurturing guidance by the nuns and office staff. Wholesome, healthy meals from scratch 3 meals a day by kitchen crew. We drive because our boys deserve an amazing environment.
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