7-Day Boarding

sca-boarding-schoolSCA's 7-day boarding program is open to students in 4th - 8th grade. In this program, students reside on campus throughout the school year and return home for the spring, winter, and summer vacations.

Seven-day boarders enjoy a rich educational experience that includes structure, additional academic support, cultural activities, and being part of a diverse community.

Why choose 7-day boarding?

  • You want your son to have the advantages of an SCA education but live too far to make the daily or weekly commute.
  • You want your son to experience an international community of students and form friendships with a diverse group of young men.
  • You want your son to grow 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.

International Community

Our 7-day boarding program attracts students from all over the world who want to learn English and experience life in America. Within our close-knit residential community, students develop an understanding for other cultures and learn to relate to one another. We invite international families to visit the international section of our website to learn more about this unique program.

Activities and Field Trips

Elementary and middle school boys are very active. Our boarding program provides many opportunities for weekend outings and campus activities to keep students occupied outside of school and study time. Our central location in Southern California offers many opportunities for fun and educational activities.

Examples of Weekend Activities and Field Trips

Balboa Beach and Pier Super Bowl Sunday Party
Knott’s Soak City Water Park Harlem Globetrotters
Disneyland/California Adventure FlightDeck Flight Simulation Center
The Aquarium of the Pacific Super Soccer Stars
Universal Studios Hollywood Sea World
Knott’s Berry Farm Los Angeles Zoo
Kayaking at Newport Aquatic Center San Diego Safari Park
Monster Truck Rally Irvine Lake Fishing

Transportation

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.) Transportation is also available to and from the Los Angeles (LAX) and Santa Ana (SNA) airports.