Discover a school that supports you, energizes you, and guides you to a future filled with possibility.

“An absolutely incredible school. It's a sisterhood, really. Step onto campus once and you'll know what I mean.”



Why choose Catalina?

Challenge yourself

Passionate teachers inspire students to take on challenges from AP and Advanced Topic classes to an amazing marine research program that turns Monterey Bay into a living classroom. Students learn from the best: Our teachers are experts in their subjects, with 78 percent holding advanced degrees.


Hit college with confidence

Our college counseling team works closely with each student to help her find the college that’s right for her. At Catalina, 82 percent of seniors are accepted into their first-choice college or university—and every graduate leaves empowered to pursue her passions.


Girl power is real

An all girls environment means girls can be themselves. It means they hold every position of leadership. It means they can fully engage in the classroom. It means lifting each other up, always. It means so much more.


Expand your worldview

All students benefit from boarding school, whether they live on campus or in the local community. With classmates from across the U.S. and other countries, girls gain a different perspective and make lifelong friends they may not have met otherwise.


Admission basics


Fill out our inquiry form to receive a viewbook, event invitations, and more.


Come to an Open House! We have two Open Houses each year, one in November over Veterans Day weekend, and one in January over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. You can also meet us on the road.


Submit an application! As a part of this process, you will visit campus for an interview, tour, class visit, and morning assembly. Application deadline is February 1.

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    Admission Office

    Reaching Admission during the COVID-19 school closure

    Though campus is closed, our admission team is here to answer your questions and help you through the admission process. We are now open for rolling admissions and will conduct interviews and tours virtually by video.

    Contact us

    The best way to contact us is by email. Please reach out to the representative for your region:

    Ala Milani '87

    East Coast and Monterey Bay area
    Sarah Kline

    Western U.S.
    Stephanie Hill

    For general inquiries, please email You may also call 831.655.9356 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak with Director of Admission Jamie Buffington Browne '85.