- Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
- Enrollment: 300 students
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,515
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $54,825
- Acceptance rate: 17%
- Average class size: 10 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 15
- Source: Verified school update
Cate School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:
Academics and Faculty
AP / Advanced Courses
Alianza (Latino Student Alliance), Black Student Union, Blue Crew, California Mathematics League, Cate Review (Literary Magazine), CateNet Masters, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Cultural Awareness Club, Dance Club, El Batidor (School Newspaper), Film Society, Finance Club, Green Team, Hiking Club, LOGOS, Round Square, RRCE (LGBTQ+ Support Club), South Asian Student Society, Student Book Club, Student Senate, TERRA, The Crew (Video Club), The Mesan (Yearbook), Theatre Arts, Tour Guides, Women's Forum, Young Men's Forum
Arts and Music Programs:
Camerata, Cate Artists' Theatre, Chamber, Chorale, Latin American Students Organization
- With more than 150 courses offered, the goal of the Cate curriculum is to teach students to think and to develop in them a lifelong love of learning. Cate graduates consistently enroll in the country`s top colleges and universities. Cate strongly values diversity. Our student body is comprised of 51% students of color. We enroll boys and girls from 26 states and 14 countries. Our commitment to socio-economic diversity is evidenced by a financial assistance budget of more than $4,070,000.
- Cate School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- David Crosby - Singer/songwirter
- Garrett Lisi - Noted physicist
- Billy Steinberg - Musician/Songwriter
- Warren Breidenbach III - Pioneering surgeon
- Sir John R.H. Bond - Financier
- Mona Khalil - United Nations
- Dr. William New - Inventor and physician
- Joshua Yaro - Professional soccer (MLS)
- Ema Boateng - Professional soccer (MLS)
- Daniel Cherry - Senior VP, General Manager at ADIDAS
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Cate School cost?
Cate School's tuition is approximately $69,515 for boarding students and $54,825 for day students.
What schools are Cate School often compared to?
Cate Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Thacher School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Cate School?
The acceptance rate of Cate School is 17%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%. Cate School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Cate School?
Cate School famous alumni include: David Crosby, Garrett Lisi, Billy Steinberg, Warren Breidenbach III, Sir John R.H. Bond, Mona Khalil, Dr. William New, Joshua Yaro, Ema Boateng and Daniel Cherry.
What sports does Cate School offer?
Cate School offers 20 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Football, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Water Polo.
Does Cate School offer a summer program?
Yes, Cate School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Cate School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Cate School?
The application deadline for Cate School is Jan. 15.
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