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Cate School
1960 Cate Mesa Road    
Carpinteria, California  93013  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day 9 12 275 students


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For over 100 years, Cate has been combining the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast energy and innovationin the service of highly motivated, independent-minded kids. Residential life is structured to develop well-being andleadership through the practice of self-discipline and service. In addition to an inquiry-driven curriculum designed toelicit the greatest possible growth in every student, all students participate in an extracurricular program thatincludes athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and an extensive outdoor program. With more than 50honors and advanced courses, the Cate curriculum can meet the demands of the most ambitious students. A typicalapplicant to Cate has impeccable character, a history of high academic achievement, and is mature, curious,adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.

Cate School Facts:

  • ?  Total students: 280 (230 boarders / 50 day)

  • ?  The student-faculty ratio is 5:1 and the average class size is 12.

  • ?  Boarding students from outside California: 55%

  • ?  Boarding students from abroad: 16%

  • ?  Students of color: 44%

  • ?  Faculty of color: 15%

  • ?  Applications received for 2015-16: 700

  • ?  Acceptance rate: 14%

  • ?  Students who receive need-based financial aid: 28%

  • ?  Financial aid allocated for 2015-2016: $3,200,000

  • ?  Eighty percent of the 60 faculty members have advanced degrees.

  • ?  Eighteen foreign nations represented: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Croatia, Hong Kong, India,Japan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

  • ?  Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia represented: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California,Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan,Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington 

  • Co-Curricular Opportunities and Service

    Cate students participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities: athletics, music, theater, student publications, clubs, and a strong outdoors program. In keeping with the Cate motto, Servons, service is a fundamental way of life both on and off campus. Cate has longstanding commitments to external organizations including Model United Nations, Junior State of America, and Los Niños International (a service project based in northern Mexico). As a member of Round Square, Cate participates in global conferences and student exchanges. 


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