Learning Spaces

At Santa Catalina, learning goes beyond the classroom. Every corner of our campus invites inquiry and study, and learning extends even further to include the Monterey Bay. Click through the slideshow below to learn more about the learning spaces our students take advantage of every day.

Two Santa Catalina School girls look at a creature on the beach

Monterey Bay

Science comes to life for students when they visit the Monterey Bay to complement their classroom studies in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Santa Catalina School's Mathetmatics and Science Center

Mathematics and Science Center

This three-story facility (known as C2) houses classrooms, faculty offices, saltwater aquaria, the robotics lab, and informal gathering spaces for collaboration. Outdoor spaces include a courtyard seating area and a top-floor deck offering views of Jacks Peak and Monterey Bay.

Santa Catalina School girls laughing

Study Hall

Study Hall is a communal gathering place for our entire student body. Here, you will find students finishing assignments at their desk, in study groups on the stage, or relaxing and catching up on the couches.

A Santa Catalina School teachers talks with a group of four girls in class.


Our classrooms allow for collaboration with students and teachers.

Santa Catalina School girls paint birds.

Art Studio

Guided by teachers who are also working artists, students explore all mediums in this bright and open space.

Girls working together at a computer

Digital Media Lab

Our spacious digital media lab houses a suite of computers running the latest edition of Adobe creative applications. The digital media studio also has studio lighting equipment and a set of Canon EOS DSLR cameras for photography and filmmaking.

Santa Catalina School girls in the darkroom

Darkroom Photography Lab

Students develop their own 35mm film and photographs in our darkroom.

Sister Carlotta Performing Arts Center

This 500-seat venue hosts three full-scale theatre productions each year, plus concerts, guest speakers, and the annual sophomore Shakespeare Festival.

A Santa Catalina School student stands on stage with an audience in the foreground.

Mary Johnson Recital Hall

More intimate than our Performing Arts Center, this 150-seat theater is used for private music lesson recitals, chamber ensemble and choir rehearsals, and special events such as the annual TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool.

Overhead view of Santa Catalina School girls studying in the library.

Sister Mary Kieran Library

The library is a cozy spot for studying alone or in small groups.