Carlthorp School

Tel: (310)451-1332
  • 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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students282 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeCarlthorp School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniforms which offer choice and flexibility)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 1 / Jan. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,589
Admissions DirectorLynn Wagmeister

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, 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.
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