Grade 12 Experience

Seniors at Santa Catalina become leaders on campus and role models for younger classmates. As they begin their college application process and prepare for life after Catalina, seniors hand down leadership responsibilities and act as mentors to ensure that their successors—whether lacrosse captain, Catalinan editor, or Spanish Club president—continue to lead boldly and gracefully.


In their final year at Santa Catalina, many students serve as officers and captains for the clubs, sports, and organizations in which they’re involved. As they prepare to say goodbye to classmates, teachers, and teammates, seniors work to leave behind a legacy of strong leadership.

Preparing for College

Between gathering recommendation letters and keeping up with application deadlines, senior year is a whirlwind of preparation and anticipation. Each senior works closely with the college counselor throughout the year to ensure that, come May, she’ll be ready to enroll in the right school for her.


English 4: World Literature
AP English Language
Creative Writing

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

Math 4: The Nature of Math and Personal Finance
Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

Art History
Senior Research Seminar

Marine Science
Marine Ecology Research 3 Honors Independent Study
Environmental Science
AP Biology
Physics with Trigonometry
Physics with Calculus

Photography 2
Art 3
AP Studio Art
Rehearsal and Performance
Chamber Choir
Chamber Ensemble (by audition)
AP Music Theory
Dance (Full Year)