Curriculum

Our academic program is designed to expand students' minds and inspire their curiosity and desire for lifelong learning.

Whether discussing the life of a cell or American foreign trade policy, our faculty encourage each student to think for herself, to ask questions, and to find answers. By the time she graduates, each Santa Catalina student can think critically, communicate her thoughts, work with others in a collaborative manner, and find creative solutions to problems. Our graduates leave here equipped and empowered to excel.

Get an overview of each grade's experience, or dive deep into different areas of study.
 

Students collaborate in class


 

Electives

Students can choose from a variety of electives spanning the fields of music, theatre, and visual arts.

Freshmen
Art 1
Beginning Drama
Chamber Choir
Chamber Ensemble (by audition)

Sophomores
Art 2
Digital Media
Intermediate Drama
Chamber Choir
Chamber Ensemble (by audition)

Juniors
Art 3
Photography I
Advanced Drama
Chamber Choir
Chamber Ensemble (by audition)

Seniors
Ceramics
Photography 2
Studio Art
Rehearsal & Performance
Chamber Choir
Chamber Ensemble (by audition)

After-School Activities

Fall

Interscholastic Sports
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Theatre (Performance & Tech)
Fall musical

P.E.
Equestrian
Fitness

Dance
The dance program offers various classes each season that include, but are not limited to, ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre, tap, and strength and flexibility.

Winter

Interscholastic Sports
Basketball
Soccer

Theatre (Performance & Tech)
Winter drama

P.E.
Lap Swim
Strength Training
Lifeguard Training
Robotics

Dance
The dance program offers various classes each season that include, but are not limited to, ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre, tap, and strength and flexibility.

Spring

Interscholastic Sports
Lacrosse
Swimming & Diving
Softball
Track & Field

Theatre (Performance & Tech)
Spring musical

P.E.
Equestrian
Fitness

Dance
The dance program offers various classes each season that include, but are not limited to, ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre, tap, and strength and flexibility.

Graduation Requirements

Students enroll in five or six academic courses, along with an elective, each year.

English: four years
History: three years
Language: three years
Mathematics: three years

Science: three years
Religious Studies: three years
Fine Arts: three years

Co-curricular participation is required each season for every year in attendance.

Online Classes

Santa Catalina is a member of the Online School for Girls. Students may enroll in selected online courses with administrative approval. Learn more.