Palma School

  • Palma is dedicated to providing young men an excellent college preparatory education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the essential elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1951
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students460 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradePalma School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition for Junior High School is currently $11,630. Tuition for High School is currently $14,960. Palma works with families on a confidential basis to ensure that qualified students have the opportunity to attend our school.
Admissions DirectorRaul Rico
Admissions AssociateJim Micheletti

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ecology Club, Interact Club, Investment Club, Literary Journal, Mock Trial, National Honors Society (NHS), School Newspaper, School Yearbook, Student Film Festival

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Associated Student Body (ASB Student Government), Brother Edmund Rice Society, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Campus Ministry Team, Chemistry Club, CORE Leadership, Diversity Awareness Club, Gamer Club, Mountain Bike Club, Robotics Clu

School Notes

  • 99% Palma Graduates matriculate to Universities, Colleges, & Military
  • 35 Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • 4 Foreign Languages
  • Award-Winning Music Program: Co-Ed HS Symphonic Band, HS Jazz Ensemble, Jr. High Band
  • Film Studies
  • Digital Art & Video Production
  • Studio Art, Advanced Art & Design
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