Grade 12 Experience

Seniors at Santa Catalina become leaders on campus and role models for younger classmates, serving as officers and captains for the clubs, sports, and organizations in which they’re involved. 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 continue to lead boldly and gracefully.

Girls in college sweatshirts

Seniors hold a college fair each year to share information about their school of choice.



English 4: Contemporary Literature & College Writing
English 4: World Literature
AP English Language

Art History
Senior History Seminars

Math 4: The Nature of Math & Personal Finance
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Multivariable Calculus (taken through One Schoolhouse)
Computer Science & Technology

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

World Languages
French: Level 1 through AP
Mandarin: Level 1 through AP
Spanish: Level 1 through AP
(Honors classes begin at Level 3)

Advising/Health & Wellness
Senior Journey

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


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.