Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective coeducational PK-12 boarding and day school with 750 students.
Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in school and life beyond school, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.
The 520-student upper division, comprising grades 9-12, is located in Pebble Beach, where about 60% of students reside in six faculty-supervised dormitories and 40% are day students.
The lower and middle divisions, totaling about 250 students in grades PK-8, are located in Carmel.
As a California school enlightened by a global sensibility, Stevenson is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover the world and contribute to its transformation.
We believe that one's education is best pursued in the company of others, for others' benefit as well as one's own. Our Latin motto-Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re ("Gentle in manner, resolute in deed")-inspires humility and perseverance.
Stevenson offers a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive natural beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of California's Central Coast.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 523 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
523 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Drawing, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, French Language & Culture, Japanese Language & Culture, Latin, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language & Culture, Studio Art, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition costs vary according to a student\'s enrollment status: boarding or day. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Amy Graham
Admissions Associate
Sean Raymond
Endowment Size
$59 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
27 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
AAPI, Astronomy Club, Black Student Union, GSA, Interact Club, Jewish Affinity Group, LatinX Club, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, Advanced Choir, Architecture, Ceramics, Guitar Class, Movie Making, Photography, Rock Band, Songwriting, String Orchestra, symphonic band, Theater Arts, Theater Tech

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Outdoor Education, Strength Training, Yoga

School Notes

  • At Stevenson, education is grounded in meaning, purpose, and joy. Our community is guided by core values of safety, trust, respect, belonging, and inclusion.
  • Our students learn to set and pursue ambitious goals while maintaining balance and developing an authentic understanding of success.
  • Our academic program provides challenge, inspiration, and ample support for all students.
  • Our athletics program is values-driven, competitive, and welcoming. 
  • As one of the nation's best PK-12 boarding and day schools, Stevenson provides all students with remarkable advantages tied to the breadth and depth of its program. 
  • To support its goal of reflecting diversity in its student body, Stevenson provides financial aid to as many qualified students as possible who could not otherwise afford a Stevenson education. All financial aid awards are based exclusively on financial need.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus offer?

Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo. Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.

What is Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus's ranking?

Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.

When is the application deadline for Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus?

The application deadline for Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 523 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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