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About This School

St. Catherine's Academy is a private middle school in Anaheim. The principal of St. Catherine's Academy is Sister Johnellen Turner, OP. 170 students attend St. Catherine's Academy and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Catherine's Academy is 10:1. Zion Lutheran Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 6%
Hispanic 39%
White, non-Hispanic 35%
Asian 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    If you are at all considering putting your son in this school DO NOT HESITATE! You will not find another school that will dedicate time compassion and overall genuine caring for your child. I love the small class sizes and individual attention giving to my son. Every child is held accountable and truly taught how to be responsible. The military instruction they receive is age appropriate so don't let that scare you off. I truly wish they went through high school because I would most definitely send my boy there!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been involved in teaching and educational administration for the past 30+ years and out of all the schools I personally attended or taught at St. Catherine's is easily without any qualification or reservation one of the very finest schools on the West Coast for elementary education. The biggest mistake we made with our son is that we did not enroll him at this school from day 1. It is an absolutely incredible place to send you child. A parent could not ask for anything more. The administrator Sister Johnellen is a tremendous woman and the faculty/staff are also absolutely stellar. If you have a boy and want to provide for him an exceptional education St. Catherine's is the ONLY school to have him attend. One a scale of one to ten ---with ten being the top highest mark - I would give the school a 20. Its completely off the scale. The Catholic Diocese for Orange County should be EXTREMELY PROUD of Saint Catherines. I feel most fortunate my son was able to attend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    St. Catherine's is truly a unique and wonderful school with a proven track record in academics sports leadership and spirituality. Having attended the school 30+ years ago I have first hand knowledge of this school. And now that I am older I have come to really appreciate what St. Catherine's taught me so early in my life. I encourage parents to really consider what St. Catherine's has to offer - I remain grateful to this day.

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Catherine's is an amazing special place. The teachers and staff honestly care about the boys. They have high expectations for the students. The student - teacher ratio is excellent. My son could not be happier.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's an amazing school! My son changed in so many ways he became responsible respectful and a fine young man. The leadership skills they offer at St. Catherine's are wonderul.

  • (5 years ago)

    Everyting we could ask for in a school! The Sisters and teachers care about us and our children. My sons have been able to focus and learn self-discipline and have fun at the same time. I like the stability of a school that has been successfully helping students learn for 120 years. Needs more parents to be involved in a positive way.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great Military Program in terms of fostering leadership character and honor. Average Academic Program - teachers are rigid and not innovative; academics definetely need serious upgrading to be on par with comparable schools. Quality of Teaching staff needs to be reviewed! Language Arts & Math are without a doubt the strongest. Athletics are OK..need to add other sports. Tech resources are improving.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent music program exceptional Athletics. Great place for and active boy!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love how peaceful the 8 acre campus is! All the boys were so nice and all said 'hi'. It is great to find a school with so many Nuns!

  • (9 years ago)

    I sent my boys to this school for summer school my boys & I loved the school program its the best the had a great experiance.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our son has been at this school now for 7 years. He loves the school. The individual attention is terrific because of the small classes. The combination of a religious school to teach morals and military school for structure brings out a well rounded cadet with leadership qualities.

  • (10 years ago)

    We could not have been more delighted with the qualitative aspects relative to the education our son received at St. Catherine's. The communication bridge between parents and teachers is excellent and should there be any issues they are proactively resolved immediately.

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