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Santa Margarita Catholic High School
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  • Private, Catholic
  • RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA

Report Card

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

About

22062 ANTONIO PARKWAY
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA 92688
About Santa Margarita Catholic High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$6,400
From Santa Margarita Catholic High School

Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers a coeducational, college-preparatory education developing students who are people of faith, skilled lifelong learners, healthy individuals and involved citizens of the world. The school’s 42-acre campus is nestled against the Saddleback Valley Mountains. Bus transportation and an active carpool group are available for any easy commute to campus.

Known for the breadth and quality of its academic programs, innovative technology, student-centered classrooms, emphasis on social service and social justice, nationally-recognized athletic program, award winning arts programs and active student body – Santa Margarita provides a well-rounded educational experience. Students go on to attend universities across the globe with the majority of students earning scholarships. One in every four students at SMCHS receives tuition assistance. We invite you to visit campus and see for yourself why SMCHS is ranked among the nation’s best private high schools.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
369 responses
Average ACT
30
422 responses

Santa Margarita Catholic High School Fast Facts

SMCHS offers a co-educational college preparatory education while developing faithful, skilled, lifelong learners who are involved citizens of the world.

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 37 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
  • Sports games, dance / drama events
    25%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Kairos retreats are amazing
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Rally
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,723
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 44 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 57 responses
Poll
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 57 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 57 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 Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 30 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$121,017
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,084
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$662,200
National
$217,500

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