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Santa Catalina School

Santa Catalina School

www.santacatalina.org

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location type grades students int’l s-f ratio class SAT avg SSAT TOEFL
Monterey, CA girls 9-12 259 17% 8:1 12 1834 Yes 90+

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. Our teacher-student ratio is 8:1, and classes are taught the way girls learn most effectively, often with open discussion and group projects. We seek girls with intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit and select students who indicate they can succeed here, not only academically, but as contributing members of our community.

Since 1950, our school has remained true to the founding principles expressed in our Motto, Mission, Vision Statements, and in the underlying message Do Well. Do Good. You will enjoy, though, the current expression of these values in a world that changes almost hourly. Santa Catalina offers challenge. We expect responsibility, and we work diligently to pursue ever-increasing avenues of service to others. You will see that all this takes place in a community that is friendly and open, spirited and creative—a place where you will share and learn comfortably, make friends for a lifetime, and become your best self.

 Academics

Teachers here will push you further than you thought you could go. Whether discussing the life of a cell or American foreign trade, our faculty will encourage you to think for yourself, to ask questions, to find answers. The classroom has no confines. Learning happens at the beach, on the sprawling front lawn, in the science lab, in the dining hall, on the playing field, and in the dorms.

 Special Highlights

Student Life. About half of our faculty lives on campus to assist with everything from study skills to field trips. There will be movie nights and pizza parties. Other evening events might include student government meetings, choir, dance, theater rehearsals, exercise, yoga, or library study.

Leadership. At Santa Catalina, we challenge every young woman to be a leader. The development of exemplary leadership skills is one of the most important components of our Journey program. Through it, our students learn about leadership through committee work.

 Top colleges attended by students

Lake Forest College, Lehigh University, Lewis & Clark College, Humboldt State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Immaculata University, Indiana University at Bloomington, Iona College, Vassar College, University of Vermont, Villanova University, Chapman University, University of Charleston

 What the school looks for in students…

“We seek girls with intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit and select students who indicate they can succeed here, not only academically, but as contributing members of our community.”