- Private, Boarding
- Pebble Beach, CA
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Sportsgrade B+
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, and the belief that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in both school and life beyond school, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.
Stevenson School - Upper Division Rankings
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 7 responses
- Sport Games, Dances, and Dorm Olympics24%
- Sophomore Wilderness Expedition18%
- Basketball Games12%
- BBQs, Smores and Dorm Olympics12%
- Dorm Olympics12%
- Spring Carnival6%
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 14 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 16 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 16 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 16 responses
Stevenson School - Upper Division Reviews
Incredible teachers who knew the material well and made the classroom engaging and fun for the most part. There was lots of homework and would regularly spend 3 hours a night studying a day for my 5 classes. This was at the time frustrating but it made studying in college that much easier. Great variety of core classes and electives which made Stevenson more fun and open to explore than some other schools I considered (e.g. radio, music theory, AP physics c, Econ).
Students and extracurriculars were a plus too. Looking back, people were nice and school culture had a strong California vibe (fun and cool) as opposed to a more East Coast school (intense and colder). The school being larger than other boarding schools was a double edged sword since the community wasn’t as tight as some smaller schools, but still good.
Stevenson absolutely should (and needs to) do more for increasing its diversity and financial aid. At my time, only <30% of students were on some aid of any sort, and the result is a relatively homogeneous student body. The faculty were tremendously supportive of me (low-income) but the administration wasn't quite there. While I do recognize it's a tricky business being supportive of low-income/otherwise-marginalized students while also making ends meet, it's tremendously important. Stevenson is absolutely capable of making these changes and has an obligation to (beyond "Diversity Week" and guest speakers). If you're reading this and you're involved with Stevenson, it should be your priority to support these goals too!