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Palma School
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  • Private, Catholic, All-Boys
  • SALINAS, CA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade C minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Sports
    grade B

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,995
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
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
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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.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
No data available  
Average SAT
1210
81 responses
Average ACT
28
50 responses

Unrivaled Camaraderie

When you step on Palma’s campus, you feel the sense of belonging. The bonds of brotherhood are strong which lead to peer support and life-long friendships. The Palma experience compels students to lift each other up and help each other out within and across all class levels.

Culture & Safety

Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • Expression Sessions
    19%
  • Core Rally
    14%
  • Homecoming Rally
    14%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Last bell of the day
    8%
  • Tour Days
    8%
  • dodgeball tournament
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
479
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Poll
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 17 responses
Poll
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 17 responses
Poll
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 17 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 13 responses

Living in the Area

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$67,914
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,492
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$451,000
National
$229,800

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