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Overview

Since 1950, Santa Catalina has been a leader in education for young women. We know that inside each student there is a purpose waiting to be fulfilled. At Santa Catalina, our students already have a head start.

It’s a fact that girls’ school graduates have a significant edge in the world over their coed peers, and the advantages of Santa Catalina reach far beyond statistics. You’ll have a safe place to focus and explore your passions. You’ll have a beautiful campus on which to make lasting friendships and feel comfortable with your place in the world.

Santa Catalina is a place where you can take risks, knowing people here will support you. You’ll discover talents, interests, and skills you never knew existed within yourself. You’ll be engaged – intellectually, creatively, athletically, and spiritually – to help you see things in new ways. Join one of our interscholastic athletic teams or maybe the hip-hop dance group. Run for a Student Senate position, become a member of Amnesty International, or help in the organic garden. The extracurricular opportunities are limited only by your imagination.

Our curriculum will encourage you to discover DaVinci, explore environmental issues, and debate everything from poetry to political issues to celebrity pop culture. Your class options will be diverse and innovative, and could include Global Conflict and Resolution in the 21st Century, Peace and Justice, World Literature, or Mandarin Chinese. Engaged learning can include a satellite news broadcast in French, or a guest scientist from Stanford University. The curriculum will expand your mind and stimulate your curiosity.

We teach the way girls learn most effectively, often with open discussion and group projects. Our faculty is available, involved, and interested in you. They know the point of school is not so much what you learn, as what learning allows you to accomplish in the world when you leave.
Your personal and academic journey will include preparation for life beyond our campus. Our college counseling program will support your journey, and your college decisions will be informed by your academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences. When you take that next step, you join generations of young women who began inventing their futures at Santa Catalina and are now realizing their dreams.

If you’re looking for a school that helps you discover the person you are meant to become – Santa Catalina is the place to begin.
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Santa Catalina School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A- Boarding
A Matriculation
A- Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
A- Community
A- Reviews
B+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
All-girls
Rural
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $74,000
Day S. Tuition: $46,100
# of Students: 211
Boarding Rate: 58%
Teacher:Student: 1:7%
International Student: 21%
AP Courses: 10
Endowment: $255,924/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 78%
SAT: 1312/1600
IB: No
#97

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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#2 Columbia University 1
#5 Yale University 1
#6 University of Chicago 1
#13 Dartmouth College 1
#14 Brown University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#22 University of California: Berkeley 1
#23 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
#27 University of Southern California 1
#28 New York University 1
#28 Tufts University 1
#28 Wake Forest University 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
#36 University of California: Irvine 1
#42 Tulane University 1
#49 Northeastern University 1
#49 Pepperdine University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
#59 Syracuse University 1
LAC #13 Davidson College 1
#68 Southern Methodist University 1
#75 Clemson University 1
#75 Loyola Marymount University 1
#79 North Carolina State University 1
LAC #17 Barnard College 1
#99 University of Utah 1
#103 University of Arizona 1
#103 University of California: Santa Cruz 1
#122 Chapman University 1
#127 DePaul University 1
#148 San Diego State University 1
LAC #35 Pitzer College 1
California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo 1
California State Polytechnic University: Pomona 1
Loyola University New Orleans 1
Santa Barbara City College 1
Sonoma State University 1
Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) 1
Universidad de Monterrey 1
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AP Courses

(Total 10)
Calculus AB
Biology
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Spanish Language and Culture
Music Theory
English Literature and Composition
United States History
Chinese Language and Culture
French Language and Culture
Calculus AB
Biology
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Spanish Language and Culture
Music Theory
English Literature and Composition
United States History
Chinese Language and Culture
French Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
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Sports

(Total 14)
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo
Track and Field
Flag Football
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 54)
Beach Club
Chemistry Club
Rugby Club
Spanish Club
Tutoring Club
Lamplighter (Student Newspaper)
Model U.N.
Alegria Smile Fund
Girls Learn International
Mock Trial
Beach Club
Chemistry Club
Rugby Club
Spanish Club
Tutoring Club
Lamplighter (Student Newspaper)
Model U.N.
Alegria Smile Fund
Girls Learn International
Mock Trial
BSU: Black Student Union
Accents
Cougars Can Lift
ecco! (a cappella)
Cookie Club
AWAKE Program
International Thespian Society
National Honor Society
Sailing Club
French Culture Club
Sports Med Club
Entrepreneur & Business Club
The Passion Project Club
Peace & Justice
TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool
Lady Rhythmics
Cardz for Kidz
Fashion Club
Purple America Initiative Club
National Art Honor Society
R4 (envrionmental club)
Catalinan (yearbook)
Safe Space
Accents (Dance)
B.U.R.R.I.T.O. (Improv)
Biochemistry Club
Calligraphy Club
Catalina Children's Fund
Catalina in Camera
Chinese Club
Cougars in STEM
Heart to Heart
Lady Rhythmics (body percussion)
Lift It Up
Make-a-Wish Club
Math & Physics Club
Mosaic (literary magazine)
PreMed & Health Club
Reverb (band)
Robotics (Nuns-n-Bolts)
Rubber Bridge
Senate
Horseback Riding (Lessons)
The "POP" Club
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Arts

(Total 18)
Media
Studio Art
Chamber Choir
Drama
Music
Music Theory
Digital Media
Photography
Art
Choreography
Media
Studio Art
Chamber Choir
Drama
Music
Music Theory
Digital Media
Photography
Art
Choreography
Dance
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Contact School

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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1950
Campus Size: 36 acres
Boarding Rate: 58%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Application Info

Deadline: 02/01
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Other Accepted Scores: Duolingo
School Code:
TOEFL: 8102
SSAT: 7132
ISEE: 54087

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 27)
4.4/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
4.0 / 5 Overall
4.0 / 5 Academics
4.0 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
4.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Frequently Ask Questions about Santa Catalina School

Tell me a bit about Santa Catalina School.
Santa Catalina School is All-girls private boarding school located in California, US. It was founded 1950 , and currently has about 211 students, 21.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.santacatalina.org.
Does Santa Catalina School have rigorous academic requirements?
Santa Catalina School is offering 10 AP courses.

In recent years, 51 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Santa Catalina School also have 78% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Santa Catalina School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 14.72% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 10.94% go to top 25, and about 1.51% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Santa Catalina School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Santa Catalina School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Santa Catalina School’s All-girls student?
The total fee for Santa Catalina School in 2024 is $68,500 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@santacatalina.org .
Where is Santa Catalina School located?
Santa Catalina School is located in the State of California of USA.
How popular is Santa Catalina School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Santa Catalina School is among the most popular schools, within top 104 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Santa Catalina School has been favorited by 254 users.
How to start with an application with Santa Catalina School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Santa Catalina School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Santa Catalina School’s official site: http://www.santacatalina.org or call them at 831-655-9356.
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What is the FindingSchool rating for Santa Catalina School?
The overall rating for Santa Catalina School is A-.

The section ratings of Santa Catalina School are:
A for Matriculation
A- for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
A- for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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