The Carey School

The Carey School, founded in 1928, is an accredited, independent co-educational private day school located in San Mateo, CA.
Specializing in elementary education, The Carey School inspires curious, confident, and joyful learners and celebrates childhood in an inclusive, diverse community that nurtures kindness, respect, and personal responsibility.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 264 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,186
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20

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The Carey School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1928

Student Body

Total Students
264 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Carey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K - Grade 5: $34,186 Pre-Kindergarten: $28,630
Admissions Director
Ida Gruber

School Notes

The Carey School's Commitments Bring The Mission To Life
  • Educate each child through an academically challenging and balanced pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade educational curriculum based on the fundamentals of reading, language arts, and math.
  • Advance our curriculum with integrated studies in science, music, art, world languages, technology, library studies, physical education, and other enrichment programs.
  • Enable students to reach their fullest potential by providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that nurtures cognitive, creative, social-emotional, and physical growth.
  • Sustain a culture of teaching excellence through passionate faculty, curriculum reviews, collaboration, and professional development.
  • Partner with families to maintain our inclusive community and build student awareness of self as well as the world beyond.
  • Graduate enthusiastic, life-long learners who are prepared with the skills for a successful educational journey.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 264 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,186
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo, CA is $25,442 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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