Our Brother School

Just a few blocks away resides St. Christopher's School, a JK-12 all-boys' Episcopal day school, with whom St. Catherine's shares a unique and compelling educational partnership. Expert teachers combined with intentionally designed academic curricula provide the ideal learning environment on each campus for your sons and daughters.

The Best of Both Worlds

We know that young minds need time and attention to develop a strong foundation of learning and confidence. As your children grow and mature, St. Catherine's and St. Christopher's Schools collaborate to provide distinctive, age-appropriate academic and extracurricular programs and opportunities that bring boys and girls together. This special partnership that combines the benefits of a focused, single-sex education with elements of a coed experience that build over time enabling boys and girls to flourish—this is the Saints Coordinate Program.

8 Ways We Are Coordinated For Your Family

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  • 1 academic calendar

    Same academic calendar and school holidays
  • 2 sibling shuttle

    Morning sibling shuttle between campuses
  • 3 extended day

    Extended Day after-school program options available until 6 p.m.
  • 4 speakers

    Nationally-recognized speakers and special events
  • 5 joint music etc

    Joint musical theatre programs and shared athletic facilities
  • 6 lower school

    Lower School grade-level celebrations and special events
  • 7 community service

    Middle and Upper School community service, socials and dances
  • 8 parent enrichment

    Parent Enrichment speaker series and grade-level parent socials

The Coordinate Program Builds Over Time

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  • A Stellar Foundation (age 3-grade 4)

    Our single-gender teaching and learning in the Lower School is the ideal environment for every child's foundational years. You can rest assured that your child will be known, understood, loved and challenged. We embrace the opportunity to bring boys and girls together for specific academic projects and enrichment that nurture their relationships with one another.
  • The Path to Self-Discovery (grades 5-8)

    As your sons and daughters approach adolescence, our single-gender classrooms allow them to grow leaps and bounds in intellect and confidence. With guidance from expert faculty, they will discover their passions and find their voices. We gradually increase age-appropriate joint interactions in the Middle School that focus on the arts and service learning.
  • An Empowering Coordination (grades 9-12)

    The Coordinate Program culminates in grades 9-12 as your sons and daughters select coed courses at either campus to fully customize their academic experiences. It's as if they are already in a college setting, managing their schedules and navigating classes on both campuses. Students also enjoy coed experiences in the performing arts, extracurricular clubs, community service activities and travel opportunities.

Coordination Highlights

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  • Lower School

    • Creative writing opportunities such as the Caldecott Book Exchange and Pen Pal Projects
    • String Ensemble starting in grade 2
    • Engineering days and innovation projects
    • Math Expo
    • Grade-level social activities
    • Flexible after-school care program (Extended Day)
  • Middle School

    • String Ensemble, band and theatre performances
    • Service-learning projects
    • Student-led Thanksgiving Chapel Service
    • Parent-Child Wellness Dialogue Nights
    • Grade-level social activities and school dances
  • Upper School

    • Fully coordinated academic schedule
    • Boys and girls taking classes at both campuses
    • X-term experiential learning program 
    • Guest speakers and experts 
    • Joint Ampersand Theatre Group
    • Junior Internship Program 
    • School Dances and Service Projects

Coordinate Brochure

Want to learn more?

The best way to learn about our Schools is to come to campus to tour our classrooms, see our students and meet our teachers. We welcome you to schedule a joint campus tour so that you can witness the best of both worlds firsthand. Contact a member of our Admissions team at admissions@st.catherines.org or go to our Visit page to schedule a tour and see upcoming admissions events. 

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