Santa Catalina is recognized for its excellent academic programs and its legacy of developing self-assured young women and men of intellect, compassion, and distinction. Established by Dominican Sisters in 1950, Santa Catalina’s teaching philosophy has always been the same: To develop students’ intellectual curiosity along with their spiritual, moral, creative, and physical talents.
In this time of unprecedented change, our philosophy is guided more than ever by a strong belief in the promise of young people to shape a better future. Our goal is to foster reflective, open-minded students prepared and motivated to make a difference in our increasingly international 21st-century culture.
Today, Santa Catalina alumni can be found at the nation's top universities and in leadership positions in virtually every walk of life. No matter where their lives take them or what their roles are, Santa Catalina graduates are forces for change in our world.