Areas of Study

Catalina's curriculum is specially designed to prepare students for success in college by offering a foundation in English, history, math, science, religious studies, world languages, and the arts. Small class sizes led by talented faculty—many with advanced degrees—put academic excellence within every Catalina girl's reach.


Explore a range of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, darkroom photography, and digital art.
Learn more about the Art curriculum.


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 writing and a diverse reading list reinforce the idea of language as a tool for expression.
Learn more about the English curriculum.


Trace and explore the attitudes, interests, and societies that have shaped today’s world.
Learn more about the History curriculum.


Develop creative problem-solving skills through math and computer science courses.
Learn more about the Mathematics curriculum.


Play in the chamber ensemble, sing in the choir, and take private lessons.
Learn more about the Music curriculum.

Physical Education

Compete on sports teams or take classes in fitness, swimming, dance, and equestrian.
Learn more about Physical Education.

Religious Studies

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Courses from world religions to philosophy spark curiosity about the significant questions of life.
Learn more about the Religious Studies curriculum.


Physics, chemistry, biology, and our unique Marine Ecology Research Program are avenues for discovery.
Learn more about the Science curriculum.


Explore the world of theatre on the stage and behind the scenes. Three productions are staged each year.
Learn more about the Theatre curriculum.

World Languages

Become proficient in at least one language other than English, with offerings in Spanish, French, and Mandarin.
Learn more about the World Languages curriculum.