Health & Wellness Initiative

The vision for Santa Catalina's Health and Wellness Initiative is to foster a culture of self-care and balance so that all will aspire to well-being in its fullest. This vision is lived out through awareness of one's physical, mental, and spiritual life and is cultivated through curiosity and self-discovery, curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, relational community, and personal responsibility.

Santa Catalina School girls laugh and clap during a junior health and wellness retreat.


Being present and self-aware is the foundation of personal well-being. At Catalina, students have the opportunity to reflect on their physical, mental, social, and spiritual lives. Learning practices and habits that help students enter the sacredness of each moment provides awareness of oneself, others, and God. Being PRESENT is the foundation of the Santa Catalina Wheel of Well-Being.

Through the framework of PRESENT, students are led through curriculum and application of the seven dimensions of health:

Personal Development
Relationships and Communication
Exercise and Movement
Nutrition and Hydration
Time for Rest

Student Health and Wellness Committee

The Student Health and Wellness Committee represents the student body and provides leadership in the implementation of various activities and programs, such as Weeks of Well-come and the annual Well-being Day. The committee is selected through a nomination process and is made up of senior, junior, and sophomore day and boarding students.