Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus

3152 Forest Lake Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953-0939
Tel: (831)625-8300
Grades: PK - 12 | 732 students
At Stevenson, we believe that education should do more than kindle students' delight in learning and prepare them for continued academic success.
We believe that school can lay the groundwork for a joyful life.
Stevenson's educational philosophy may be different from that of any other school you are considering.
Our approach to education starts with you.
We want you to love learning and achievement—but we also want you to love the arts, nature, recreation, friends and your own evolving perspective on the world. Respect yourself, and respect everyone else whose life touches yours.
The Carmel Campus houses Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade day students.
The Pebble Beach Campus houses grades 9-12, both boarding and day students.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1952

Student Body

Total Students 732 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 55%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1923
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform policy for PK-8 students)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,200
Tuition Notes Tuition costs vary according to a student's enrollment status: boarding or day, and grade level. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $23,354
Acceptance Rate 40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Rymzo
Admissions Associate Bernadette Sotak

School Notes:

Make your life a splendid story. That’s the spirit of Stevenson.  Stevenson School is a selective, co-ed college preparatory school for boarding and day students, nestled securely within the world-renowned coastal community of Pebble Beach, California. Named after storyteller and adventurer Robert Louis Stevenson, the school embraces his independent spirit by valuing challenge, creativity, curiosity, responsibility, and self-expression in all of its pursuits. Rigorous academics are the core of Stevenson’s program—with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, average class size of 14, and 1:1 advisory program. Emphasizing critical thinking and inquiry-based learning, we offer 23 Advanced Placement classes, including BC Calculus, Chinese, Environmental Science, Art History—just to name a few. With 100% college acceptance, our trained College Center staff guides students to the right college that best fits their interests and strengths. One hundred thirty-one students had more than 578 college acceptances, just in the last year.  Stevenson students will find endless ways to express themselves through our dynamic arts program. We offer three theatrical main stage productions a year and eight instrumental and vocal musical troupes; art classes ranging from painting, sculpture, and drawing to digital art, architecture, and fashion; ballet, jazz, and modern dance instruction, as well as the largest student-run radio station in the Western United States (KSPB 91.9).  With 24 spirited and competitive interscholastic teams – including football, lacrosse, golf, water polo, soccer, field hockey, sailing, baseball, volleyball and much more - students can excel at a favorite sport and are welcome to try a new one. Our professional coaching staff is student-focused and values sportsmanship above all else—and teams bring home local, regional, and state championships. Go Pirates! Our 500 students maintain a community of respect, diversity, and friendships that last a lifetime--with a ratio of 60% boarding and 40% day, representing 25 countries and 19 states. And no matter where our students are from—Singapore, Kazakhstan, Mexico, or just around the corner--we prepare them to go to amazing places.  What will your life’s story be? Read our stories at; visit us at

Profile last updated: 08/24/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity Christian High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stevenson School-carmel Campus (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Junipero Serra School (3.2 miles away)
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    2.7 miles
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    Junipero Serra School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    3.2 miles
    2992 Lasuen Dr
    Carmel, CA 93923
  • Monterey
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    Grades: KG-8 | 287 students
    3.4 miles
    450 Church St
    Monterey, CA 93940
  • Monterey
    Grades: 9-12 | 125 students
    3.6 miles
    601 E. Franklin St.
    Monterey, CA 93940
  • Monterey
    Santa Catalina School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 246 students
    4.6 miles
    1500 Mark Thomas Dr.
    Monterey, CA 93940

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