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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Santa Catalina School is a top rated, private, boarding, all-girls, Catholic school located in Monterey, CA. It has 232 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $52,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1500 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone
(831) 655-9300
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$52,000
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)
$52,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Santa Catalina School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
53 responses
Average ACT
28
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Cake auction
    24%
  • Kris Kringles
    24%
  • Ring week
    24%
  • Father Daughter Weekend
    15%
  • Insane informal dances
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
232
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
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Because half of Catalina's student body is comprised of boarding students, I've met people from around the world and have developed friendships with students from other countries. I cherish the friendships I've made at Catalina! With rigorous academics and teachers who love to teach, I am surrounded by like-minded individuals who are dedicated to teaching and learning, and this makes me excited to go to school each day. I know my years at Catalina will be some of the best years of my life!
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I loved the education I received at Santa Catalina. The teachers and community overall were wonderful. However, the administration is has an outdated belief that when any two Catalina students gather outside of the school, it is a "Catalina event" and therefore those few students represented the entirety of the school itself. This hasty generalization is first of all incorrect, and second of all, students outside of campus are not eager to admit what school they go to, because people actually think the school is pretentious and they don't want to be categorized into that assumption. They're very full of themselves and they value tradition more than the needs of their students.
The teachers at Catalina are truly amazing. You learn so much and truly grow as a person. All opinions are welcome and debates are common. Every students grows and fosters their own views and opinions. Everyone truly cares about their education and making it as fruitful as possible. It' a wonderful place to be a devoted student.

The administration does not seem to have the same priorities as students and teachers and regularly makes unpopular, surprising decisions that negatively impact students and teachers. Nothing that has drastically reduced quality of life, though.