- Location: Monterey, CA
- School Type: Coeducational in Lower School; Girls only in Upper School; boarding/day school
- Enrollment: 250
- Grades: PK-8, 9-12
- Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic
- Number of faculty: 39
- Tuition: Day - $25,250; Boarding - $39,000
- Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 30%
- Admissions Deadline: February 1
- Acceptance Rate: 66%
- Website: Santa Catalina School
Comments: Santa Catalina School has two divisions: a lower school which is coeducational offering prekindergarten through grade 8 and an upper or high school which is for girls only. 50% of upper school students board making it one of a handful of boarding schools available in the western states. The school's 21 buildings are located on a 36 acre campus a few minutes from the Monterey airport.
The school offers AP courses in Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, History, Latin, Music Theory and Spanish. Santa Catalina's graduates matriculate to colleges and universities across the country.
The school was founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1850. It holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as memberships in the California Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools.
If you are looking for a Catholic boarding school for your daughter, she will receive plenty of personal attention at Santa Catalina. That combined with the rigorous Dominican academics and solid core values are reasons why this school should be on your list.