Director of Admissions
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SCA is an excellent option for families considering elementary boarding schools.
Our elementary boarding school program welcomes students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. We also offer a middle school boarding program for students in 6th - 8th grade.
As a transitional kindergarten - 8th grade school, SCA is unique among elementary boarding schools. We focus on the needs of younger students. Our program is characterized by routine, constant supervision, and a nurturing staff who provide support and attention.
Boarding school life provides many advantages. Cadets form lasting friendships. They learn responsibility and the fine art of working as a team. Our resident care providers reinforce the lessons of self-discipline and respect for others that students have learned during the day.
In terms of academics, students benefit from mandatory study hall. Staff supervision ensures that students maintain focus and receive help when needed.
St. Catherine's Academy is an international boarding school. As a resident student, your son will form relationships with students from many cultures and backgrounds.
Which elementary boarding option is right for my son?
SCA offers two boarding options to meet the needs of our students and families:
|Option||Description||Eligible Grade Levels|
|5-Day Boarding||Students stay on campus from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon.||3rd - 8th grade|
|7-Day Boarding||Students stay on campus throughout the school year except for the spring, winter, and summer vacations.||4th - 8th grade|
Since 1889, St. Catherine's Academy has provided our students with a well-rounded approach for lifelong success.
SCA's elementary school academic program is characterized by small classes, caring teachers, and individual attention. Our all-boys program focuses on the learning needs of boys. In addition to the core subjects, your son will participate in a variety of enrichment classes, such as music, physical education, and Spanish.
Character education is as important as academic education in ensuring your son's future success. SCA's military tradition has a long history of fostering honor, self-confidence, and respect for others. For elementary school cadets, our military tradition focuses on structure, following directions, and personal responsibility.
As a Catholic school, faith is at the heart of our entire program. Cadets participate in a variety of faith experiences, including daily prayer, liturgies, and religion classes. Students of all spiritual backgrounds are encouraged to grow in their own personal relationship with God.
We invite you to learn more about SCA's elementary boarding school program and the unique opportunities we can provide for your son.
Please feel free to contact our friendly admissions staff with your questions.
Director of Admissions