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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 210 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $59,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,250
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)
$59,000
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid

Santa Catalina School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
70 responses
Average ACT
28
63 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Cake auction
    23%
  • Kris Kringles
    23%
  • Ring week
    23%
  • Father Daughter Weekend
    16%
  • Insane informal dances
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Boarding

Students Boarding
50%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
International Boarding Students
17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
210
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Santa Catalina School Reviews

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The academics are strong, the teachers and staff are supportive and provide a lot of guidance. This high school is great for young girls who need guidance and are not quite at the maturity level to follow their own path, and navigate themselves through high school. It is quite a pretentious school, and most of the girls that attend are immature. The school will constantly be asking for more money outside of tuition, asking to donate to the fund and help raise money all the time. If you’re daughter is even the slightest bit mature for her age then she will feel trapped in this school! Track and field team is great, along with the water polo and swim team!
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It's an amazing school with a beautiful campus. The academics can feel like a lot, but there's tons of places to get help. It's very easy to make friends here, and due to all of the different contexts of boarding life, you're never stuck with just one friend group. Some of my best friends are students from different grades who I met in my extracurricular! Boarding students have a lot of freedom, although it can feel kind of mandated at times - there's only a few places to go on the weekends, you have to write a form weeks in advance if you're staying overnight with your parents, and if you're sick you stay in a hot room for 9 hours with nobody checking on you. Not to mention church every Sunday, signing into dinner every night, and singing practice every Wednesday. At least our uniforms have some freedom! Of course, all of these events are still enjoyable, and there's nothing that brings people together like complaining. I love Catalina - it's my home! And I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I absolutely loved my experience in the lower and upper school! The teachers, extracurriculars, and food were all amazing. I am still friends with a lot of classmates and am still close to past advisors and teachers. This school could not come more highly recommended.