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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Students here want to grow and learn. The classroom experience is relaxed, focused, and respectful.
Classes: Scripture and Peace & Justice
From: St. Louis, Missouri
Degrees: B.A., political science and religious studies, Saint Louis University
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.
The Journey program helps Catalina students craft a long-term academic vision for themselves and be prepared for college and beyond.