Santa Catalina School


1500 Mark Thomas Drive - Monterey, CA 93940 USA (831) 655-9356 http://www.santacatalina.org
Day School | Boarding School

History

Founded in 1950, Santa Catalina School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women located on 36-acres in beautiful Monterey, California. Students have a variety of academic choices with honors and 18 Advanced Placement classes and a wide range of visual and performing arts electives. Our students discover skills, talents, and interests they never knew existed within themselves – whether it’s playing one of 13 interscholastic sports, or leading a club, or doing community service. Class sizes are small and are taught the way girls learn most effectively, often with open discussion and group projects. Santa Catalina seeks girls with intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit and selects students who indicate they can succeed here, not only academically, but as contributing members of our community.

Overview

Region
San Jose CA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Student Body Girls
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 36
Head of School Sister Claire Barone
Endowment $24 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.santacatalina.org
Director of Admission Jamie Buffington Browne
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $75 USA applicants; $150 International applicants
Application Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Varies
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 40%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $29,000.00
Boarding Student Tuition $44,600.00
International Student Tuition $44,600.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 252
Girls 252
Boarding Students 117
Day Students 135
International
Canada
China
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Phillipines
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Alaska
Arizona
California
Hawaii
Idaho
Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of International Students 14

Academics

Full Time Faculty 26
Part Time Faculty 7
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 82%
% of Faculty with Doctorate 21%
% of Faculty with Masters 61%
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 12 students
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Economics
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Grammar
Health
History
Humanities
International Relations
Latin
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (World Religions)
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Trigonometry
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Latin Literature
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Studio Art
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 563
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 576
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 593
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, Yale, Harvard, NYU, Boston University, Columbia, Emory, Cornell, Oberlin, Princeton, Santa Clara, USC, Franklin (Switzerland), King's College (UK), Richmond (UK)
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
water polo
Recreational Sports
aerobics
other (jazz dance; ballet)
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Asian Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Dance Club
French Club
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Newspaper
Other (Amnesty Intl)
Peer Tutoring
Recycling Club
Spanish Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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