How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School. We look forward to getting to know you better.

Please review the steps below to learn about our admission process for different grade levels. If you would like to receive our viewbook and brochures, please fill out our Request for Information.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 831.655.9351.
 

Application Process

Admission Timeline

September-January

  • Contact the Admission Office at 831.655.9351 to receive a brochure and arrange an interview and campus tour.
  • Attend an Open House event.
  • Complete the online application with application fee ($50 per child).
  • Schedule admission testing.

January-February

  • Schedule classroom visit. This is an opportunity for your child to experience a "typical" day at Santa Catalina.
  • If applicable, confirm a screening reservation.
  • Complete admission testing.

All application materials are due by February 1. Admission notification will be mailed on March 10. Applications received after February 1 are subject to space availability.

PreKindergarten

The PreK program accepts children who will celebrate their fourth birthday on or before July 15 of their enrollment year. The admission process includes:

  • Interview and campus tour
  • Completed application before February 1 with admission fee ($50 per child)
  • Classroom visit
  • PreK screening

Kindergarten

The kindergarten program admits students who celebrate their fifth birthday on or before July 15 of their enrollment year. The admission process includes:

  • Interview and campus tour
  • Completed application before February 1 with admission fee ($50 per child)
  • Kindergarten screening

Grades 1-4

The admission process for grades 1–4 includes:

  • Interview and campus tour
  • Completed application before February 1 with admission fee ($50 per child)
  • Transcripts and teacher recommendations
  • Classroom visit to child’s current grade
  • Admission test in February

Grades 5-8

The admission process for grades 5–8 includes:

  • Interview and campus tour
  • Completed application before February 1 with admission fee ($50 per child)
  • Transcripts and teacher recommendations
  • Writing sample
  • Classroom visit to child’s current grade
  • Admission test in February


Contact Us

Janet Luksik
Director of Admission, PreK-Grade 8
Director of Tuition Assistance
831.655.9382
janet.luksik@santacatalina.org

Janessa Rhoades
Associate Director of Admission, PreK-Grade 8
831.655.9337
janessa.rhoades@santacatalina.org