Students teamed up with the Upper School to sing the national anthem and perform a halftime show.
What will you find at Catalina?
Adventurous academics; an open, inclusive setting;
and, above all, a caring community.
Veritas is our school motto, and we hold ourselves to that highest of standards. The learning goes deep. The connections are real. And our students learn to be not only fearless and enthusiastic scholars, but also compassionate and self-aware human beings.
Meet Our Students
Open. Honest. Joyful. Genuine. True.
Today I ...
Learned how to write the number 6
Drummed out patterns with Boomwhackers
Practiced K and P sounds
Played shop during choice time
Read a book to my teacher
The PreKindergarten program at Santa Catalina finds that crucial balance between guided instruction and active play, inspiring a love of learning and fostering a culture of support and self-reliance. With intentionally small class settings, our teachers can really focus on the basics to make sure each student leaves PreK with a strong foundation.
Today I …
Finished a project in science where we dissolved fake rocks to see what was inside. We didn’t know! We found salt, aquarium rocks, food coloring, and sand.
Lower School (K-5)
At Santa Catalina, who students become is just as crucial as what they learn. Our specialized programs tap into students’ potential not only in academics, but in art, music, physical education, and technology. And at the heart of everything is a focus on character.
Today I …
Acted out a story we’ve been reading in history class
Made a taco sculpture out of clay for my art project
Stopped a goal in my soccer game
In Middle School, academic rigor is supported by overnight field trips, after-school sports, and countless opportunities to lead. By the time they graduate, our students are well-rounded, conscientious individuals who have all the tools they need to thrive in high school and beyond—academically, emotionally, and socially.
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Whimsical videos give students a hands-on way to understand concepts that they can’t see.
Mathcounts Engineers Week presents a range of problems from bridges to airplanes.
Marina won the middle school contest in February.
How well can the older students explain moles as a unit of measurement?
Cougars advance to state contest; two students also take home individual trophies.
Students contribute to a real-world project called Tomatosphere, recording seed growth data for NASA.
Students in grades 4-8 speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence in the long, hard fight for equality.
Sixth-graders visit a Mexican food market and seventh-graders go out for lunch.
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Santa Catalina School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.