Who We Are
Santa Catalina School is an independent, Catholic, all girls boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in Monterey, California. We empower girls to ask deeper questions, take braver chances, become bolder leaders, and embrace their most authentic selves.
Santa Catalina exists to develop in each student a striving for excellence, a maturing awareness of moral and spiritual values, a sense of responsible purpose, and a determination to serve the world with courage, grace, and compassion.
Santa Catalina School is a transformational experience for every student.Dr. Barbara Ostos, Head of School
Catalina at a Glance
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teachers with advanced degrees
Did you know?
Santa Catalina School has the largest all-girls boarding program west of the Mississippi.
of students get into their first-choice college or university
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Relationships are everything at Catalina. When you’re surrounded by a group of multifaceted, multitalented young women who lift each other up, it’s easy to make friends for life.
- Do real-world science in the Marine Ecology Research Program.
- Do college-level work, earlier, in our Advanced Topics courses.
- Follow your passions through certificate programs in visual arts, theatre, and global education.
- Chart your path to success in college and beyond in the Journey advisory program.
As they say, the West Coast is the best coast. And it doesn’t get much better than Monterey. At Catalina you’re 1 mile from the ocean, 45 minutes from the unmatched glory of Big Sur, and just two hours from San Francisco.