Areas of Study

The Santa Catalina curriculum is challenging, offering 21 Advanced Placement courses and eight Honors courses across our academic departments. We encourage our students to strive for excellence in every class with the support and expertise of our 32 faculty members, 27 of whom hold advanced degrees.


Ceramics, Photography, Digital Media, and AP offerings in Art History and Studio Art.
Learn more about the Art curriculum.


Beginning to advanced technique classes are offered in ballet, contemporary, pointe, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre dance, tap, and strength and flexibility.
Learn more about the Dance curriculum.


A strong emphasis on critical thinking and writing skills and diverse reading lists based on the classics in the English language and in world literature.
Learn more about the English curriculum.

Foreign Language

Offerings in Spanish, French, and Chinese from introductory to AP level.
Learn more about the Foreign Language curriculum.


Traces and explores the attitudes, interests, and societies that have produced today’s world through courses in World and U.S. History.
Learn more about the History curriculum.


Develops creative problem-solving skills through studies of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus from introductory to AP level.
Learn more about the Mathematics curriculum.


Private instrumental and vocal lessons and ensembles, performance opportunities, and an examination of music theory.
Learn more about the Music curriculum.

Physical Education

Interscholastic sports teams, fitness classes, swimming, dance, and equestrian.
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Examination of the Judeo-Christian tradition in Scripture, World Religions, Peace and Justice, and Philosophy.
Learn more about the Religious Studies curriculum


Introductory to AP courses in physics, chemistry, and biology; unique Marine Ecology Research Program.
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Beginning, intermediate, and advanced drama classes, including set design, improvisation, and three productions staged each year.
Learn more about the Theatre curriculum.