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Founded in 1910 on a mesa overlooking the Carpinteria Valley, Cate School is one of the most respected, beautiful and sought after high schools in the nation.

Cate School's Mission Statement

Cate inspires each student to seek self-fulfillment and to serve others. Through a challenging program which prepares adolescents to meet high expectations, Cate enables each student to grow intellectually and emotionally, to act purposefully and morally, and to lead an active, healthy life. 

In Cate's beautiful setting, promising students and devoted teachers are brought together to live, work, and play in an intimate community in which young people learn through experience that the best development of self occurs among others, in relationships based on respect, compassion, and hope.