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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B
Address
3152 Forest Lake Rd
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Telephone
(831) 625-8300

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$67,500
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
From Stevenson School

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 Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
112 responses
Average ACT
31
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Sophomore Wilderness Expedition
    19%
  • Sport Games, Dances, and Dorm Olympics
    19%
  • Basketball Games
    13%
  • BBQs, Smores and Dorm Olympics
    13%
  • Dorm Olympics
    13%
  • Breaks
    6%
  • Spring Carnival
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    60%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    30%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    505
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    62%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    69%
    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
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    60%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
    47%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

    Stevenson School Reviews

    77 reviews
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    I loved Stevenson (alum, Class of '15), so this comment should be taken as a critique for improvement rather than a summation of my experience (if it wasn't stellar, I wouldn't mention it).

    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!
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    Lots to love/not love. Beautiful location, good academics, amazing opportunities to learn. Dichotomy between day students/boarders. Day parents welcome on campus, make large donations. Boarding parents treated like helicopter parents - email/calls not welcomed. Students taking lower classes getting coached on tests and "extra time", while students taking highest courses experience grade deflation; little grade weighting so GPAs look similar. Little support for boarders in college admissions process...my student with top SAT/ACT scores told to apply to schools with avg scores 300-500 SAT/10 ACT points lower. Meanwhile, students with less rigorous transcipts/scores supported for top schools, because of wealth. Wonderful school, but admin needs to be sincere in treating all students fairly, not just those of wealthy parents.
    I have loved my time at Stevenson. It has all the resources and attention that you would expect at a top-notch private high school. All my teachers have been motivated and it felt like they truly wanted the best for me. There is a very good sports environment for beginners as well as world-class athletes as we have many league and states championship banners. Administration can be hard to deal with if you are trying to take a particularly difficult course load. However, with enough persistence, you can take your intended course load. Stevenson attracts bright students from all over the world so you get to learn with some of the smartest and richest high schoolers in the world. This can lead to some very interesting academic and social competition. However, I believe the school's social culture is supportive despite the varying demographics. I enjoyed my time at Stevenson and know that it is a very good school and will only get better as the quirks get worked out.