The Carey School

  • The Carey School, founded in 1928, is an accredited, independent co-educational private day school located in San Mateo, CA.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Carey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 19
Admissions DirectorIda Gruber

School Notes

  • The Carey School, founded in 1928, is an accredited, independent co-educational private day school located in San Mateo, CA.

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