Catalina retains the crown as Monterey Bay's favorite private school for lower grades.
At Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School, the learning goes deep.
From PreK through middle school, students get hands-on experience to create
fundamental connections. They learn to ask powerful questions, make important
mistakes, and learn valuable lessons. Our creative and energetic faculty are there
through the entire journey, helping them become enthusiastic learners and
compassionate 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.
The Catalina parent and board member talks about problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and learning how to commit.
The young students worked with their Compass leaders to create special cards for a senior living facility.
After winning the chapter contest, the Cougars are heading to state in March.
Outings enhance classroom lessons and offer opportunities for good old fashioned fun.
Plays, a concert, and caroling all provide a soundtrack for the season.
Students played dreidel, enjoyed treats, and learned about the holiday of faith and light.
Soccer and volleyball players celebrated at pep rally.
Event returns after a five-year hiatus.
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.