Mission & Vision

Our Mission

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.




Our Vision

We believe that our single-sex environment is optimal for learning and for growth in initiative and self-confidence. We challenge each student to strive for academic excellence, to assume leadership, to develop a faith life, and to perform at her best in every endeavor.

Grounded in the Catholic faith, Santa Catalina is enriched by the diversity of socioeconomic, religious, geographic, and cultural backgrounds represented by our students and faculty. Our course of studies is college preparatory and established in the classical tradition of the arts and sciences enhanced by vigorous programs in the fine and performing arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities.

We believe that the promise of the future rests in the young woman who acts with confidence, grace, courage, and dignity as a citizen of the world.


Our Motto

Veritas, truth, is the motto of Santa Catalina. Underlying all actions, relationships, and communications is the assumption that this standard exists. Only with this principle clearly understood and firmly in place is the school’s mission worthy and possible.