San Carlos School, as a ministry of San Carlos Cathedral, provides a high-quality Catholic education to students in Grades TK - 8.
We welcome all families seeking a faith-filled learning community.
We nurture the whole child by integrating spiritual and moral development with high academic standards.
We serve the local and global communities by fostering a spirit of safety, stewardship, social justice, and peace.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,314
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

San Carlos School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1898

Student Body

Total Students
290 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
San Carlos School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Uniforms Required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
One-child family, K - 8
% on Financial Aid
32%
Admissions Director
Gina Nobida

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Student Government, Yearbook Club

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Choir, Cultural Celebration Club, Ecology Club, Math Club, Photography Club

School Notes

San Carlos School students are PEACEkeepers!

People of Faith
  • Nurturing a relationship with Christ through prayer, worship, study, and service, while developing a firm understanding of the Catholic Faith 
  • Treating others with respect and compassion
  • Making faith-driven moral choices
Engaged Citizens
  • Making a positive difference in the world through acts of social justice and inclusion
  • Acting with integrity, accountability, responsibility, and self-discipline
  • Protecting and consciously caring for God`s creation 
Academically Prepared, Lifelong Learners
  • Valuing, participating in, and taking ownership of learning
  • Developing effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills 
  • Using technology appropriately for learning, creating, critical thinking, and communicating

Creative Problem Solvers
  • Demonstrating curiosity, confidence, innovation, and resilience
  • Seeking and interpreting information to find solutions
  • Working collaboratively and independently to address challenges
Enlightened Individuals Healthy in Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • Possessing tools to support mental health, a positive self-image, and a sense of purpose
  • Understanding and practicing the fundamentals of good nutrition, sleep habits, and exercise
  • Celebrating and participating in visual, musical, cultural, and performing arts     
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Carlos School cost?

San Carlos School's tuition is approximately $6,314 for private students.

What sports does San Carlos School offer?

San Carlos School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is San Carlos School's ranking?

San Carlos School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for San Carlos School?

The application deadline for San Carlos School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,314
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Monterey County, CA is $18,683 for elementary schools and $23,768 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Monterey County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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