SCA offers a unique 5-day boarding program for students in 4th - 8th grade. In this program, students reside on campus from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon and return home on weekends for quality time with family.
Five-day boarders benefit from all of the advantages of our boarding program, including structure, additional academic support, and being part of a diverse community.
Why choose 5-day boarding?
- You want your son to have the advantages of an SCA education but live too far to make the daily commute.
- Your son would benefit from added structure and routine during the school week without the distractions of a typical home like television and video games.
- Your son excels in the classroom but his grades slip because he has difficulty with homework or lacks the motivation to do at-home projects.
- You want your son to advance in maturity and personal responsibility in preparation for high school.
About SCA's Boarding Program
Boarding students at St. Catherine's Academy benefit from a boarding program designed specifically for younger students. This means 24-hour supervision, lots of structured activities, and plenty of support as students live away from home for the first time.
Students live in one of four large dormitories, each with about 15-20 students. A resident care provider staffs each dorm to supply careful supervision, nurturing guidance, and a parental figure. Students are expected to keep their personal space tidy, prepare their uniforms each day, and work together to complete chores. They also have time to play games, watch movies, and just hang out to form lasting friendships.
Parents are responsible for coordinating transportation to and from St. Catherine's Academy each week. Transportation to and from the Fullerton train station is available for students who will travel by Metrolink. (Note: Metrolink allows students 12 and older to travel unaccompanied.)