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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
919 Iverson St
Salinas, CA 93901
Telephone
(831) 422-6391

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,760
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Palma School

A benefit of Palma School’s all-boys environment is peer power. The bond of brotherhood is strong and when harnessed leads to life-long friendships and the kind of camaraderie, respect and support rarely found at a school.

A campus culture of inclusivity is fostered by team building retreats at every grade level. Meaningful service, from tutoring at local grade schools to a prison program that changes the lives of both students and inmates, allows young men to grow in character and compassion, making them effective leaders.

Catholic tradition provides that every student and their families are welcomed and valued regardless of their origin, heritage or faith. Creating a spiritual foothold provides an advantageous position for a developing young man to propel upward and forward.

With all that Palma School offers, it’s no wonder that Chieftains matriculate to some of the best colleges and universities in the country and excel in both academics and sports at the collegiate level.

Palma School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1210
63 responses
Average ACT
27
42 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Expression Sessions
    21%
  • Core Rally
    15%
  • Homecoming Rally
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Last bell of the day
    9%
  • Tour Days
    9%
  • dodgeball tournament
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    502
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    64%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    17:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    54%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    56%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    44%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    44%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    C-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      C-
    3. Housing
      D-
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $54,864
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,232
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $342,100
    National
    $184,700

    Palma School Reviews

    68 reviews
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    The thing about Palma a High School which is different among other high schools is it’s code of conduct and its sports teams. For an all boys school, we follow a code of brotherhood in which we use throughout our daily activities and majorly in sports. It is a private school but the tuition is a little high especially if you are a twin. The food is really bad except for the packaged goods. I would definitely put my kids in this school if I have any due to its school culture and sports program. Other than that, everything is about mediocre.
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    I liked the brotherhood at Palma. I know it sounds cliche, but the brotherhood is true. I have played many sports at Palma and I have come to a realization after the season that it was not the actually season but my teammates. Palma has given me support at school, taught me social skills, and helped me learn how to strive to be the best I can not only in sports but as a human in society. Palma has taught me how to be a better person in society and an educated man in life.
    Palma is a private, all boys Roman Catholic College that teaches grades 7-12. I have been a student here since the seventh grade, and I am nearing the end of my final year at this wonderful school. As I approach my graduation date, I can say with full confidence that Palma has prepared me for the challenges that lie ahead in college and in life.