Distance Learning

Relationships are at the heart of everything we do at Santa Catalina, and we’re not about to let a little distance stand in our way. Our distance learning program reflects our dedication to nurturing every aspect of every child—academic, social, emotional, and spiritual.

At a Glance

See what Catalina's distance learning program looks like in action.

Go Deeper

Amy Aldrich-McAfee, Director of Curriculum and Learning, explains the purpose behind our program.


Program Overview

Our distance learning program features a complete and meaningful schedule of academic courses and student life experiences, with plenty of opportunities for face-to-face interaction. It incorporates daily exercise and a full slate of mission enrichment classes such as art and religion. And it’s designed to provide support for students as well as parents. One small example: All students have the same lunch period, so families with children in more than one grade can simplify their schedule and enjoy time together.


Mission Enrichment Classes

Art, music, physical education, religion, and technology are essential to a Catalina education, fostering creativity, empathy, and a better understanding of themselves and their place in the world. That’s why these classes are a part of every school day.

Student Life

Our multi-grade-level character education program, Compass, remains an important part of the Cougar experience. Grade 8 students meet once a week for their Compass leadership class, and all students K-Grade 8 participate in Compass activities. Assemblies, clubs, and electives provide even more opportunities for students to engage with their classmates and for all of us to come together as a community.

Extra Resources

Finished with schoolwork and want a little something extra? Check out these resources for outside learning and play.

Summer at Santa Catalina activities
These fun and creative activities for spring break are good anytime!

More Resources

"The entire Santa Catalina community has done a phenomenal job adapting in such unusual circumstances. I have never been more proud of our school."
—Lower School parent