St. Catherine’s Academy

St. Catherine’s Academy CampusSt. Catherine’s Academy is a Catholic military boarding school only for boys, located in Anaheim, California. Established in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, the school has a rich and inspiring history to offer. On March 25, 1989, the school started as an academy for girls only, with eleven resident and nineteen-day students. However by August of 1889, the number increased to 13 resident and 47-day students. In 1925, the school changed its name to St. Catherine’s Military school, as male teachers and military based education was introduced for boys. The school continues to be a military based education facility and finally in 2010, the name was changed to the current St. Catherine’s Academy. Most of the buildings were constructed during the early 20th century; the history of St. Catherine’s Academy still continues to attract many tourists and visitors round the year. Let us have a look at how the rich history reflects on the academic structure of the school.

Type Private
Grades 6-12
Gender All Boys
Tuition Fee
  •  For Alabama Residents: $20,405.00
  • For Non-Alabama Residents: $21,525.00
Total Students 92
Teachers Ratio 1:8


St. Catherine’s Academy AcedmicsSt. Catherine’s Academy is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is also a member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools. The school uses a rigorous military-style college preparatory academic structure to produce young men with commendable academic excellence. The all-boys program helps the teachers and instructors to focus on the required academic skills and physical fitness of young men, while enabling them to maintain a steady, supportive and caring atmosphere at the school. The structural academic system covers every aspect of education and imparts great qualities like academic excellence, brotherhood, discipline, care and love, physical fitness, along with religious knowledge and Christian values. Graduates from St. Catherine’s Academy get off in life with a confident start as they are well educated, trained and prepared for the college life ahead.


St. Catherine’s Academy ResidenceThe all boys’ boarding school offers one of the best boarding facilities available in the region. Simple yet special, the stay at St. Catherine’s Academy is always the most memorable time for every student. The school offers a well-furnished dormitory, dining room, and a peaceful atmosphere. The Dominican Sisters are the complete staff for the residency department. The sisters take care of the dormitory work with great care, love and affection, while the students get to stay in a very loving and caring atmosphere. During weekends, the students get to go on supervised trips to local amusement parks, beaches, movies and much more.

Address 215 N Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, United States
County Tallapoosa
Size 320 Acres
Year Founded 1889
  •  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Alabama Independent School Association (AISA).
  • Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS)
  • Association of Military Schools and Colleges in the United States (AMSCUS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)


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Surely there are many reasons to join St. Catherine’s Academy. The school follows an effective step by step admission process where a candidate is evaluated on academics performance and character. An application form has to be submitted; once accepted, the candidate has to go through the following procedure to become a cadet at St. Catherine’s Academy.

  • Request an information packet.
  • Attend a parent information night or schedule a private tour.
  • Schedule a shadow visit for your prospective student.
  • Submit application and related forms.
  • Interview with principal (student and parents).
  • Complete enrollment forms and pay reservation deposit.
  • Become a St. Catherine’s cadet.

The admission process of a candidate can last for a week as the step by step procedure is completed in that time.


Being the only day/boarding academy with a military tradition for boys in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade in the United States, the St. Catherine’s Academy has a very simple yet very rare schooling atmosphere, which renders qualities and skills to students that not many schools in the country can provide.

Admission Information:

For any admission related queries reach out to:
Mr. Aaron Hawkins, Admissions Director

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