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Academics

Learn it, do it, discover it.

At Catalina, true learning is rooted in self-discovery. Our academic standards are high, and the level of support and care we give to each and every student is even higher. We’ll challenge you to ask deeper questions. Take braver chances. Make bolder mistakes. And then try again.


 

Meet our Teachers

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Amy Azevedo Mulgrew '02

Math and Computer Science

In computer science, I have loved exposing the girls to the world that they will forever be a part of. No matter what their interest, these skills will make them competitive in their academics and in their careers.

Amy Azevedo Mulgrew '02

Classes: Precalculus Honors, Introduction to Programming, and Computer Science & Technology

From: Livermore, CA

Degrees: B.A., applied mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., applied mathematics, California State University, Long Beach

Santa Catalina School teacher Peter Myers

Peter Myers

Assistant Head of Upper School, English

I am inspired by the fact that Santa Catalina is more than a school—it is a community that welcomes all its members (and their dogs) entirely.

Peter Myers

Classes: The Art of Rhetoric and Global Perspectives: Literature from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

From: Brooklyn, NY

Degrees: B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., English, Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College

Santa Catalina School teacher Blake Riley smiles in class

Blake Riley

Religious Studies

Students here want to grow and learn. The classroom experience is relaxed, focused, and respectful.

Blake Riley

Classes: Scripture and Peace & Justice

From: St. Louis, Missouri

Degrees: B.A., political science and religious studies, Saint Louis University

Where Learning Comes to Life

Marine Ecology Research Program
Marine Ecology Research Program

MERP is where learning gets deep. This is hands-on, feet-wet, neuron-firing inquiry that happens in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

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College-level Classes
College-level Classes

Our Advanced Topics courses, certified by the University of California, allow for intensive, college-level study around specialized subjects. You'll delve into everything from Mandarin Chinese to multivariable calculus.

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Journey
Journey

The Journey program helps Catalina students craft a long-term academic vision for themselves and be prepared for college and beyond.

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I love that my entire class takes part in discussing books. I learn so much from the way our teachers guide the conversations. They encourage us to be bold in our opinions.
—Lucy, Day Student