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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 B+
  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
November 17
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,650
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
$7,500
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 three 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
1330
321 responses
Average ACT
30
330 responses

Eagle Online Academy

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Does a traditional bell schedule not meet your student’s unique educational needs? If you are looking for a world class high school in an online format that doesn’t sacrifice the academic rigor and faith-based core values of a school like SMCHS, then the Eagle Online Academy may be for you. Students have access to SM support services and can participate in all campus activities and athletics.

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 42 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 156 responses
  • Sports games, dance / drama events
    23%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Kairos retreats are amazing
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,746
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 49 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 62 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 62 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 62 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
High
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 35 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$150,146
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$2,441
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$861,100
National
$281,900

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