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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    C+
St. Monica Catholic High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Santa Monica, CA. It has 513 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. Tuition is $13,365 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 83% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1030 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Telephone
(310) 394-3701

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,365
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
Average Financial Aid

St. Monica Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1140
155 responses
Average ACT
25
45 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
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  • 9am starts on Friday
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Homecoming Week
    14%
  • Channel One
    12%
  • The Spring Musical
    11%
  • Morning announcements
    8%
  • Football games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
513
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
Poll
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$93,025
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,807
National
$949
Median Home Value
$713,831
National
$184,700
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St. Monica Catholic High School Reviews

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Saint Monica High School is a great home for all students who enter it. It is a safe environment for the developing student with administration and staff who really seek to benefit the student's career. 
A wonderful school that fosters independence, creativity, and accountability. 
The teachers form bonding relationships with their students and truly care about their successes. Mr .Spellmen, the principle, is an amazing person who always cares about our children lives and future. I am a mother of two children who are attending the school and I am very satisfied.
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What I liked about St. Monica Catholic High School is you are always welcomed with open arms. Being a small community offers you opportunities to expand your friendships, it also allows the teachers to really focus on you and any difficulties you might have. You truly become a Mariner and feel right at home!
When I first came into the school as a freshman, I actually liked St. Monica a lot. I liked my classes and teachers, and really had a lot fun in many sports and clubs.

However later on I felt the new kids coming in were not as high-quality as the kids who were older than me. The same applied to the faculty. This made me realize St. Monica was on a steep downhill trajectory. I think several years back it was a pretty good school, as I initially saw that, but I started to see the beginning of the bad part. By the end of my HS career, St. Monica was brutal, to say the least. I was bored out of my mind in class. Doing any sport or club anywhere became a horrible experience.

Though I initially liked St. Monica, the reason I am giving this a negative review is that there are several people who destroyed the quality of the school, from the wrong people in charge to bad apples in the student body. They turned St. Monica from a welcoming, well-rounded community to a nightmare every day.