Clubs & Activities

Clubs and activities provide opportunities to make new friends and develop self-confidence. Students broaden their cultural exposure, contribute to school and community life, and discover new interests and talents. A Club Fair each fall lets students learn about new opportunities from the clubs' students leaders—and students create new clubs every year!

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Accents: This club encourages expression and feeling through dance. Accents performs annually at the B. R.E.A.L. Show; auditions are required.

Alegria: The mission of Alegria is to fundraise to provide children with free cleft palate surgery all over the world.

Art Through Art History: This club focuses on teaching, learning, and appreciating art and art history. Members actively visit local schools to share art and art history with their students.

B.U.R.R.I.T.O. (Brazen Underground Really Random Improv Troupe Organization): A comedy and improvisational troupe, members learn improv techniques and provide entertainment for the school community. The troupe performs at the annual B. R.E.A.L Show; auditions are required.

Catalina Children's Fund: The Children’s Fund promotes social development for children in need of financial support. The club sponsors eight children, from five different countries, in an effort to help them build better lives.

Catalina Podcast: Aiming to connect students in the community, the podcast club seeks to keep the student body up to date with news and to provide a platform for a variety of voices.

Catalinan (yearbook): For students interested in photography, editorial, layout design, proofreading, writing, art, or even business, there are lots of opportunities on yearbook. The Catalinan staff reveal the dedication and theme of the yearbook at a special assembly in May.

Chemistry Club: Members of the Chemistry Club seek to help others better understand chemistry and strive to expand their own knowledge of chemistry beyond the current chemistry courses.

Chinese Club: The Chinese Club educates the school community about Chinese culture and traditions, and is an additional learning component for students interested in studying or currently studying the Chinese language.

ecco!: ecco! is an a capella performance group. The group performs at various school events, including the B. R.E.A.L. Show, each year. Auditions are required.

French Culture Club: Students deepen their appreciation for French culture through food, music, movies, and holiday celebrations. This club is an additional learning component for students interested in studying or currently studying the French language.

Girls Learn International: This club is part of an international organization that empowers and educates students "to advocate for human rights, equality, and universal education in the U.S. and around the world.”

International Thespian Society: Working with The Thespian Festival, students bring their love of theatre to the International Thespian Festival, a celebration of student achievement in the performing arts.

Jewish Culture Club: Open to all students, the club brings the celebration of Jewish religion and culture to the school community. Activities include films, cooking lessons, holidays, and festivals.

Korean Culture Club: Students from Korea help their peers learn about Korean culture, from food and pop culture to history.

Lady Rhythmics: Considered Catalina’s official body percussion group, members make wonderful and rhythmic sounds using only their bodies. The group performs at the annual B. R.E.A.L Show; auditions are required.

Lamplighter (student newspaper): All students are invited to apply for staff writer, photographer, and illustrator positions for the student newspaper.

Math Tutoring Center (MTC): The MTC is open 11 periods each week. Math faculty oversee the center, assisted by two to four student tutors each period. Student tutors are mostly from honors math classes.

Mock Trial: All members of this club participate in rehearsed trials to learn about the legal system in a competitive manner. Participants are educated about the American justice system and practice public speaking, debate, and formal presentations.

Model U.N.: Model U.N. is an educational club in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. The club attends two regional conferences each year.

Mosaic (literary magazine): Mosaic includes poems, short stories, drawings, and photographs by students. The editorial staff collects submissions and reviews them, determining which to publish in a printed and bound book.

Movie Club: The Movie Club watches current and older films, followed by meaningful conversations to more fully understand the cinematic experience.

National Honor Society: The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization to which students can apply. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The mission of the Catalina NHS chapter is to deliver high-quality service with academic excellence.

Peace and Justice: Peace and Justice has been an active and established club for over a decade. The club promotes the just treatment of individuals around the world. In addition to a number of annual activities, like the local United Nations Association international film festival, the club participates in an annual food fast.

R4 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Renew): The R4 club is Catalina’s established environmental club. The mission of R4 is to raise awareness about environmental issues locally and globally.

Reverb: Reverb focuses on musical performance and writing, and showcases the club members’ talents through performance. The group performs annually at the B. R.E.A.L Show; auditions are required.

Robotics (Nuns-N-Bolts): This club gives young women the opportunity to explore and discover the fields of STEM. All are welcome to join, but must commit to the club before build season.

Rugby Club: Focused on spreading women's rugby culture, the club aims to expose students to the game and the values of passion, discipline, and respect.

Safe Space: Safe Space provides an environment and opportunity for students to meet and discuss issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, respect, and human dignity. Members of Safe Space consider ways in which we can all work to help create a more just society with the recognition that we are all created in the image of God. Because of the nature of the club, students who participate in Safe Space engage in a service project each year. As with all service-oriented clubs or groups, Safe Space operates under the larger umbrella of our Peace and Justice Club.

Spanish Club: This club educates the school community about Spanish culture and traditions, and is an additional learning component for students interested in or currently studying Spanish.

Stress Less Club: The club offers the student body a variety of outlets to release and manage stress in healthy ways. Members aim to educate and raise awareness about mental health issues.

Student Senate: Senate is composed of students who are elected to their positions. This is Catalina's version of student government.

Students of Color: All students are welcome to come celebrate diversity. Activities include discussing topics of diversity to better educate one another.

TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool: Through hosting TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool, students are inspired, gain knowledge, and are exposed to new and thought-provoking speakers.

Wellbeing Club: The primary goal of the Wellbeing Club is to help students fulfill their health and fitness goals in a supportive environment.

Wildlife Club: Students participate to gain a greater awareness of the wildlife surrounding the greater Monterey area, as well as wildlife issues and advocacy.

Santa Catalina School students fill Sullivan Court on campus