Financial Aid

A transformational Santa Catalina education can be within reach. Through a generous financial aid program, we have long demonstrated our commitment to admitting and enrolling the most qualified and capable students regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

Financial aid requests are strictly confidential and do not affect admission decisions. Each school year, a new application will be required.

Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School student smiling in classroom


  • October 1: Begin to apply for financial aid.
  • January 15: Financial aid applications due.
  • March 10: Notification of financial award mailed with acceptance letter.

Financial aid wait list
More families may apply for financial aid than we are able to assist. As a result, not every student who is offered admission and who demonstrates financial need will receive a grant. Families in this situation are placed on a wait list. We have families who come off of the wait list every year.

Payment Plans

In addition to grants, Santa Catalina offers three different payment plans to help you fit tuition into your budget.

  • Option 1: Tuition paid in one installment.
  • Option 2: Tuition paid in two installments.
  • Option 3: Tuition paid over a 10-month period.

How to Apply

If you are interested in a Santa Catalina education for your child, but feel tuition is out of reach for your family, we encourage you to apply for financial aid.

You may begin to apply for financial aid starting on October 1. To be eligible for financial aid consideration, you must complete your application by January 15. We will communicate decisions about financial aid with your admission decision.

Apply for financial aid via Clarity. Click the logo below.

Apply Through Clarity