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Santa Catalina School
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  • Private, Boarding, Catholic, All-Girls
  • MONTEREY, CA

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
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,500
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)
$68,500
Received Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Santa Catalina School

Set against the scenic California coast in Monterey, Santa Catalina School is where you can discover the true you. Our all-girls boarding and day school is where inspired, powerful, active learning happens—in the classroom, on the field or the stage, and in the dorms. Catalina girls take ownership of their academics—including a marine ecology program that takes advantage of Monterey Bay—and they pursue their passions. The Catalina experience is about asking deeper questions, taking braver chances, and making bolder mistakes; it’s about our students becoming leaders that impact their communities and the world around them. True sisterhood creates a Catalina community that is fueled by curiosity, kindness, and confidence.

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Santa Catalina School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
89 responses
Average ACT
29
57 responses

Marine Ecology Research Program at Catalina

academic spotlight

Sitting just two miles from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, our signature program allows students to take full advantage of our location and its great educational value. With an emphasis on experiential learning, students will be in and around the ocean, doing research, learning by observation, testing hypotheses, and experimenting in the very environment they are studying.

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
  • Cake auction
    22%
  • Kris Kringles
    22%
  • Ring week
    22%
  • Father Daughter Weekend
    16%
  • Insane informal dances
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Every tradition is just food it’s disgusting
    2%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
54%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ukraine
International Boarding Students
27%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
211
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 20 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 20 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 20 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 9 responses

Santa Catalina School Reviews

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