Students contribute to a real-world project called Tomatosphere, recording seed growth data for NASA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anika, in seventh grade, and Naksh, in fifth, were among 60 junior golfers selected from more than 600 applicants.
Mixed-grade teams compete in a series of fun games for an event that highlights our relationships.
'Team bonding is what it’s all about, and we were successful at that part.'
As part of their Project of Passion, the students build relationships with Park Lane residents during several holiday visits throughout the year.
The students portrayed a range of colorful creatures in the Upper School's fall musical.
New students and teachers join their circles in a special ceremony as part of our character development program.
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.