Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School students outside

Student Life

A truly meaningful community.

What happens outside the classroom is every bit as important as what happens in it. Field trips that inspire wonder. Service projects that encourage responsibility. Character education that starts students on a journey of self-discovery. We give our students all the space they need—to play, to learn, and to grow.


In our Compass program, students are sorted into houses where eighth-graders serve as leaders, guiding younger students on journeys of self-discovery and spiritual development.

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Field Trips

Field trips are a fact of life here, from visits to local organizations to hiking historic California Gold Rush sites to overnight trips in grades four through eight.

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Catalina graduates leave with confidence in themselves thanks to the community they are cultivated in.