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Welcome to Cate!

Charlotte Brownlee ’85

Acting Director of Admission

“There is nothing we love more than sharing Cate School with prospective families, and we hope this website will serve as a good entry point in your exploration. Once you complete the Inquiry form linked below, we will send you the latest news on the School and keep you up to date about admission events throughout the year.

I first encountered Cate as an 8th grader going through the high school search process, although it was quite some time ago! For me the four pillars of Cate’s mission – Commitment, Companionship, Scholarship, and Service – were important factors in my choice of school, and they remain key principles that guide our work today. As you delve into our materials, I hope that you will find many people and programs that resonate with you.

I look forward to getting to know you through your school explorations.


— Charlotte Brownlee



2021 – 2022 Admission Cycle

September — January: Campus Visits and Interview
December 18 — January 9: Winter Break (no tours)
January 15: Application Deadline
February 1: Financial Assistance Application Deadline
March 10: Applicants Notified of Decisions
April 10: Accepted Applicant Enrollment Deadline

Additional Resources

International Applicants

Cate welcomes international students.

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Campus Visit

We are thrilled to be able to welcome prospective families back to Cate in the Fall of 2021.

We designed our in-person program to show students and parents/guardians Cate’s unique programs, campus, culture, and community. During your visit, you will experience a student-led tour, attend an all-school assembly, have a chance to chat casually with faculty and tour guides, and have an interview with an admission committee member. Your visit should serve as an excellent introduction to Cate and life on the Mesa.

Can’t make it to Cate in person?

We will happily share Cate with you through our virtual visit program. Please contact the admission office to obtain more information.

Pillars of Cate Series

Every aspect of the Cate program is grounded in the four pillars of our mission – commitment, scholarship, companionship, and service. Through this series, take a closer look at the Cate experience guided by our expert faculty and exceptional student leaders.


Question about admissions?

Meet our admission team.

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Question about campus life?

Ask our tour guides. They’re the experts.

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Affording Cate

We are committed to making a Cate experience accessible to families of all income levels.

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