The middle school experience at Santa Catalina offers a rigorous and academically comprehensive curriculum for students in sixth through eighth grades.
We provide an environment that balances each student’s academic, artistic, and athletic skills and talents. Our goal is for graduates to become successful students in secondary schools and responsible, thoughtful citizens of the world.
The advisory program assists students with the transition from grade school to middle school. We assign each child a faculty member to serve as an advisor throughout the school year.
Advisory periods take place three times per week. Students explore academic and personal needs that may include:
- Curricular expectations
- Organizational and study skills
- Personal conflicts
- Homework assignments
- Longterm project status
Advisors are available to meet one-on-one with students as needed. They also serve as an intermediary between parents and teachers. Though parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly, they may save time by communicating through their child’s advisor.
Advisors schedule parent conferences twice per year to update parents on their child’s progress. Parents can also arrange to meet with teachers of specific subjects as needed.
The Middle School program offers a variety of electives
to compliment the academic program. Classes are designed to stimulate a
child's individual talents without the pressure of homework or grades.
Students and teachers also develop meaningful relationships as they
share mutual interests.
Elective classes meet twice a week on Monday and Fridays. Courses change each semester and have included:
- Drama and Improv
- Film: Visual Narration and the Art of the Screen Play
- Jazz Ensemble - Instrumental
- Jazz Ensemble - Vocal
- Literary Magazine
- Recycling Club
- Social Dance
- Student Council
- To Bead or Not to Bead
- Walk and Talk the Track
- Wild Dreams (an art class)