Director of Admissions
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SCA is an excellent option for families considering middle school boarding schools. As an elementary and middle school, we focus on the needs of younger boarders and offer lots of support as your son lives away from home for the first time.
Our middle school boarding program welcomes US and international students in 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade.
St. Catherine's Academy is unique among middle school boarding schools in that our program ends at 8th grade. This means that middle school students are the leaders on campus.
It also means that our program is focused on younger students. Our middle school boarding program is characterized by routine, organized activities, and 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.
Graduates of middle school boarding schools have a considerable advantage when entering high school. The boarding school environment will help your son grow rapidly in maturity and personal responsibility. He will also have experience managing a busy schedule that includes time for homework and studying.
St. Catherine's Academy is an international boarding school. Whether he is a US or international resident student, your son will be part of a diverse international community and form friendships with cadets from many countries and cultures.
SCA offers two boarding options to meet the needs of our middle school students and families:
Since 1889, St. Catherine's Academy has provided our students with a well-rounded approach for lifelong success.
SCA's middle school academic program is characterized by small classes, caring teachers, and individualized learning. We emphasize study skills, organization, and personal responsibility in preparation for high school. 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. Our military tradition challenges middle school cadets to grow in leadership and teamwork skills through our a peer leadership program. It also fosters self-confidence, honor, and the ability to set and reach goals.
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, retreats, 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 and why we are so effective among middle school boarding schools.
Please feel free to contact our friendly admissions staff with your questions.
Director of Admissions