Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus

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 500-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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1346
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorBernadette Sotak
Admissions AssociateTrish Collins
Endowment Size$48 million


Total Sports Offered22 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Rock ClimbingSailing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,

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.

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