Ready to discover the true you? Follow the steps below to apply to Santa Catalina School. Our admission team is here to answer your questions, and they can't wait to get to know you better! Reach out at any point in the process at 831.655.9356 or


How to Apply

Our regular admission season begins on October 1 and closes on February 1. After the February 1 priority deadline, applicants are welcome to complete our rolling admission process. Contact the admission office for more information.


Get answers to some frequently asked questions about the admission process, including for international students and military families.

Catalina Admission Portal

The Catalina Admission Portal is available for anyone who has filled out our Request Information form. Your portal provides you with information about admission events and the admission process, as well as the ability to track your application activity.

Access the Catalina Admission Portal

Admission Timeline

August 1
Application portal opens - SAO

October 1
Financial aid application opens

October 3–February 1
Schedule your visit (includes tour, interview, and more)

January 15
Financial aid application deadline

February 1
Admission application deadline

March 10
Applicants notified of admission decisions

March 22
Enrollment deadline for accepted applicants receiving financial aid

April 10
Enrollment deadline for accepted applicants