Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Santa Catalina exists to develop in each student a striving for excellence, a maturing awareness of moral and spiritual values, a sense of responsible purpose, and a determination to serve the world with courage, grace, and compassion.




Our vision

In the Lower and Middle School, we provide an educational program designed to encourage each boy and girl to work effectively, to communicate articulately, to develop a faith life, and to approach life with a sense of purpose and competence.

Grounded in the Catholic faith, we are a close-knit community enriched by a diverse group of students, teachers, and parents working together to nurture students' minds and hearts. Our curriculum enables children to study the classic and the contemporary as they develop academic, artistic, and athletic skills and talents under the guidance of experienced teachers who take the time to know each child well.

Our goal is for our graduates to be successful students in secondary schools and responsible, thoughtful citizens of the world. We believe that in the process of preparing and guiding young people toward intellectual growth and moral and spiritual awareness, the beginning is everything.

Our motto

Veritas, which means truth, is the motto of Santa Catalina. Underlying all actions, relationships, and communications is the assumption that this standard exists. Only with this principle clearly understood and firmly in place is the school’s mission worthy and possible.