Junior Boarding School

St. Catherine’s Academy

Founded in 1889, SCA is a Catholic school with a military tradition. We provide a junior boarding school experience unlike any other.

Focused on Junior Boarders (4th – 8th Grade)

As the only California boarding school to accommodate students in 4th - 8th grade, SCA has a special focus on the needs of junior boarding students. While attending a boarding school will increase the maturity and responsibility of your son, students in this age group need extra support to live away from home. Our unique boarding program includes 24-hour supervision, daily study hall, and lots of organized activities.

5-Day Boarding Option

In addition to a typical 7-day boarding program, SCA offers a unique 5-day boarding program for families who live within driving distance. As a 5-day boarder, your son will benefit from the structure and support of our junior boarding program during the school week while returning home for quality time on weekends.

International Community

As an international boarding school, St. Catherine’s Academy draws boys from all over the world who attend SCA 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.

Outings and Activities

California boarding schools provide many opportunities for weekend outings and campus activities to keep students occupied outside of school and study time. Our 7-day boarding students enjoy field trips to a variety of southern California destinations, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, state beaches and parks, sporting events, and more.

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