Distance Learning

At Santa Catalina, relationships and community are at the core of our educational mission—in person or online.
 

Program Overview

Our distance learning program provides daily live academic instruction, extensive co-curricular offerings, and student life activities that promote community and connection. The schedule above is for synchronous classes.

Features

  • Four, hour-long class periods each day. Teachers and students have time to connect, collaborate, and build relationships while engaging in a variety of educational activities.
  • 20-minute breaks. Students have time to get up, move around, and reset between classes, giving them a break from the screen and promoting their health and well-being.
  • Office hours. These dedicated slots are offered four days a week so students can meet with teachers to ask questions, get extra help, or check in.
  • Small class sizes. It’s important for students to be able to interact with their teachers and with each other. That’s why we keep class sizes small, even in a virtual environment.
  • Synchronous classes. Most classes meet live two times a week. Visual and performing arts classes meet once a week, while world language classes meet three times a week.
  • Asynchronous classes. Teachers also assign work that can be done independently at any time of the day. Most classes assign asynchronous work twice a week.
  • Co-curricular activities. Students can select from a menu of options in athletics, dance, theatre, and theatre tech, meeting at least three days a week after academic classes.
  • More ways to connect. All-school assemblies are held every Wednesday, followed by a rotation of club meetings and advising activities.
     
Grid view of Santa Catalina School students on a Zoom meeting

 

Student Support

We continue to offer all of the support our students receive while on campus.

  • All teachers host regular office hours and are available for one-on-one meetings.
  • Advisors continue to connect with their students synchronously on a regular basis in order to support student learning and socio-emotional well-being.
  • Our college counselors continue to meet with students and provide information through a newsletter.
  • Our counselor, Gabrielle Snowden, regularly provides helpful resources and is available for virtual meetings.
     

Health and Well-Being

We remain committed to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational health of each member of our school community. Through classes, shared resources, and activities led by our Student Health and Wellness Committee, students engage in every area of our Wheel of Well-being.