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Cate School
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  • Private, Boarding
  • CARPINTERIA, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Cate School is actively monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be sending out regular correspondence to keep the community informed. Currently, we have a variety of opportunities to engage with the school virtually if you'd like to learn more. Email admission@cate.org for more details. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$85
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$49,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$65,500
Received Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid
$52,000
From Cate School

For more than 100 years, Cate has been combining the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast energy and innovation in the service of highly motivated, independent-minded kids — those who are comfortable in the company of adults, who believe in themselves and their own education, and who want something more than they can get anywhere else. They come to this place of eucalyptus trees and Newtonian mechanics, this place of sunsets, ceramics, and Salinger, this mesa between the mountains and the sea, and find it is the place for them. Maybe it is the place for you.

Cate School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
158 responses
Average ACT
32
35 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • Square dance
    19%
  • Outdoors trips
    16%
  • Spring fling
    13%
  • Thanksgiving in chapel
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Secret santa
    9%
  • All
    6%

Boarding

Students Boarding
82%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Korea
International Boarding Students
17%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
298
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

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