Grade 11 Experience

Junior year brings new challenges and opportunities as students begin searching for the college that will be the best fit. Journey classes offer self-assessment and college planning support so that each girl can determine her priorities for higher education. Now that they are upperclassmen, students are aware of their role as examples for younger classmates. They take on greater responsibility and leadership positions in student clubs and on sports teams.

Rising to the Challenge


Upperclassmen rise to leadership positions in student clubs. Juniors may serve as officers for Outdoor Adventure or French Club, or they might be editors for The Lamplighter or Mosaic. They also grow as leaders by serving as captains for any of Santa Catalina’s 13 sports teams.

Journey classes help get girls prepared to apply to college. Students work with the college counselor to narrow down their top choices and to prepare for standardized testing so they can put together the strongest application possible.


English 3: American Literature
AP English Literature

Foreign Language
French: Level 1 through Language AP*
Chinese: Level 1 through AP*
Spanish: Level 1 through AP Literature & AP Language*
*Honors at level 3

U.S. History
AP U.S. History

Algebra 2
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Precalculus Honors
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Computer Science (one semester)

Religious Studies
Philosophy (one semester)

Biology Honors
AP Chemistry
Marine Ecology Research 2 Honors

Art 3
Studio Art
Photography I
Advanced Drama
Chamber Choir
Chamber Ensemble (by audition)
Dance (full year)