Welcome from the Head of Lower and Middle School

Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School transforms lives. Here, students discover their talents and passions through the guidance of our dedicated faculty and staff, the direction of our administrative team, and the support of the school community.

With innovative teaching methods, energetic teachers, and a strong emphasis on arts and hands-on learning, our academic program inspires and encourages students. In the classroom, we foster not only a deep understanding of foundational concepts but also a love of learning that stays with students long after they leave.

Across our campus, students are learning in bright, inviting spaces with state-of-the-art resources. In the art studio, they paint, draw, build, and craft, trying out every medium imaginable. They can sing in our music room, curl up with a book in the library, and taste victory on our athletic field. In every way, our students grow here.

Teachers, coaches, and advisors lead by example and show children how to live out the school’s values of excellence, responsibility, service, and spirituality in their everyday lives. It is this strength of character that makes Santa Catalina students exceptional.

Santa Catalina is a special place that offers an experience like no other. Our campus and community become a home for our students as they grow up. I hope you will read these pages and contact us with any questions you have. I look forward to meeting you on a visit to our campus so I can share with you all that a Santa Catalina education has to offer.


Christy Pollacci

Head of Lower and Middle School