Carlthorp School

Tel: (310)451-1332
Grades: K-6 | 282 students
  • Carlthorp School, established in 1939, is the oldest independent school in Santa Monica.
  • Though the breadth of our curriculum has radically expanded in the last seventy-six years, our basic philosophy remains the same; we focus on the child as a whole, helping each to grow intelectually, socially, and ethically - and to develop outstanding work habits- all within the framework of a traditionally academic school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-6
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students 282 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Carlthorp School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniforms which offer choice and flexibility)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 1 / Jan. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,589
Admissions Director Lynn Wagmeister

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFootball,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Carlthorp School provides a strong academic foundation in a diverse and nurturing school community that emphasizes traditional values, disciplined work habits, and excellence in order to prepare our students to achieve their highest potential in education and life.

Profile last updated: 08/25/2015

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