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Santa Catalina School

Call: 831-655-9356
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Santa Catalina School

At a glance

Location Monterey, CA
USA
Tuition $48,800
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 40%
Student Body Girls Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Endowment $28,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 60%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 246

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 33*
Average SAT Score (Math) 597
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 591
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 21
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region San Jose CA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Student Body Girls
Established 1950
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 36
Head of School Sr. Claire Barone
Endowment $28,000,000

History

Santa Catalina School is an independent, Catholic, day and boarding school for girls in California. We are located on 36 acres in beautiful Monterey, a two-hour drive south of San Francisco. Our students choose from variety of academic offerings, including 21 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, courses with the Online School for Girls, and our signature marine science program. We also offer a wide range of visual and performing arts electives, including theatre, digital media, and dance. 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 serving the greater community. Class sizes are small and are taught the way girls learn most effectively, often with open discussion and group projects. We seek girls with intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit, and select students who indicate they can succeed here, not only academically, but as contributing members of our community.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 38
Part Time Faculty 4
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 71%
Faculty with doctorate 10
Faculty with masters 17
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 12
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
Chinese Language & Culture
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
French Language
Human Geography
Latin Literature
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 246
Girls 246
% Boys/Girls 0%/100%
Boarding Students 113
Day Students 133
International
Canada
China
Guatemala
Indonesia
Korea
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Idaho
Illinois
Missouri
Nevada
New Mexico
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of International Students 16%

Admission

E-mail admission@santacatalina.org
Web Address www.santacatalina.org
Director of Admission Jamie Buffington Browne '85
Admission Application Apply to Santa Catalina School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 75
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Varies
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 60%
Total Applicants 188
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 74%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $31,800
Boarding Student Tuition $48,800

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 597
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 591
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 604
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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Contact Info

Phone 831-655-9356
Address 1500 Mark Thomas Dr - Monterey, CA 93940 USA
Website www.santacatalina.org 
Email admission@santacatalina.org 
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