Veritas, truth, is the motto of Santa Catalina. Underlying all actions, relationships, and communications is the
assumption that this standard exists. Only with this principle clearly understood and firmly in place is the school’s mission
worthy and possible.
Our Mission: Excellence. Spirituality. Responsibility. Service.
Catalina exists to develop in each student a striving for
excellence, a maturing awareness of moral and spiritual values, a sense
of responsible purpose, and a determination to serve the world with
courage, graciousness, and compassion.
Upper School Vision Statement
In the Upper School, we believe that our single-sex environment is optimal for learning and for growth in initiative and self-confidence. We challenge each student to strive for academic excellence, to assume leadership, to develop a faith life, and to perform at her best in every endeavor.
Grounded in the Catholic faith, Santa Catalina is enriched by the diversity of socioeconomic, religious, geographic, and cultural backgrounds represented by our students and faculty. Our course of studies is college preparatory and established in the classical tradition of the arts and sciences enhanced by vigorous programs in the fine and performing arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
We believe that the promise of the future rests in the young woman who acts with confidence, grace, courage, and dignity as a citizen of the world.
Lower and Middle School Vision Statement
In the Lower and Middle Schools, we provide an educational program designed to encourage each boy and girl to work effectively, to communicate articulately, to develop a faith life, and to approach life with a sense of purpose and competence.
Grounded in the Catholic faith, we are a close-knit community enriched by a diverse group of students, teachers, and parents working together to nurture students' minds and hearts. Our curriculum enables children to study the classic and the contemporary as they develop academic, artistic, and athletic skills and talents under the guidance of experienced teachers who take the time to know each child well.
Our goal is for our graduates to be successful students in secondary schools and responsible, thoughtful citizens of the world. We believe that in the process of preparing and guiding young people toward intellectual growth and moral and spiritual awareness, the beginning is everything.