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Emma

Junior boarding student

Catalina allows girls to grow into confident, capable women. The school invests so much into the well-being of each student and teaches us lifelong lessons. Although we are only here for four years, the memories we make will last a lifetime.

Emma

Hometown: Hillsborough, California
Activities: Tennis, soccer, mock trial, dance
Favorite place on campus: Sister Claire and Sister Christine Mathematics and Science Center

What is life like as a boarding student?
Being a boarder at Catalina has been an experience I will remember forever. The friendships I have made with other students are ones I will keep forever.

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Valeria

Senior boarding student

The all-girls environment has allowed me to explore my potential and discover things I didn't know about myself. I feel I'm a better version of myself because of my time here.

Valeria

Hometown: Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Activities: Golf, service groups, piano
Favorite place on campus: The photography dark room. I feel a sense of peace and tranquility when I'm there and I love the suprise when I seem my pictures developed for the first time.

What is your favorite class at Catalina?
My favorite class is Philosophy. I enjoy the way we study different points of view on what life means.

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Samantha

Junior day student

I love that Catalina is a boarding school. It is an amazing experience to learn a foreign language in the classroom and then go to the dorms and talk with someone from that country.

Samantha

Hometown: Seaside, California
Activities: Tennis, swimming, piano, violin, Lady Rhythmics (student performance group)
Favorite spot on campus: Study Hall

What is the one thing you think people should know about Catalina?
There is no other place you would want your daughter to be than at Catalina. The experience here is hard to explain in a short period of time, such as a visit day. Once you are here every day, you experience the special moments inside and outside the classroom that make Catalina such a great learning environment.

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Sofia

Senior boarding student

Catalina is my second home. The way students are welcomed with open arms and the amazing alumnae network really give Catalina a sense of sisterhood. It is a special thing to know that I will always have Catalina to return to.

Sofia

Hometown: Sonoma, California
Activities: Water polo, swimming, theatre tech crew, Peace and Justice Club
Favorite places on campus: Rosary Chapel and the rooftop deck of the Math and Science Center

What is your favorite Catalina tradition?
Ring Week! The festivity and the anticipation of "earning" your class ring is so much fun. It is a memorable milestone in every girl's Catalina career. The feeling of sisterhood is strong between ring sisters, and it really brings the school community together with smiles and laughter.