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Address
1 Carey School Ln
San Mateo, CA 94403
Telephone
(650) 345-8205

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,860
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 The Carey School

At The Carey School, we believe that where you are educated first, matters most. We've been educating elementary students since 1928, and we know how to do it right.

Our unique seven-year learning path blends the best of traditional methods with the most innovative ideas to achieve a just-right, developmentally appropriate balance for all ages and stages. Our students graduate with confidence, well‐prepared for the next school and beyond.

Be sure to explore our website and join us on a school tour. We can't to meet you!

School Details

Grades
PK, K-5
Students
249
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
33
Part-Time Teachers
2

Students

Students
249
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    41.4%
  • Asian
    25.7%
  • Multiracial
    24.1%
  • Hispanic
    4.4%
  • International
    2.8%
  • African American
    1.6%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$25,845
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $103,399
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,041
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $921,700
    National
    $184,700

    The Carey School Reviews

    2 reviews
    Our family has been a part of The Carey School for six years now. We love the community, the teachers and the academics for our boys. We couldn't ask for a better elementary school. The ratio of teachers to students is second to none, the curriculum is varied and plentiful. The school trips enhance the classroom learnings and we're so lucky to have an abundance of specialist teachers teaching math, science, languages, technology/tinkering, etc. The level of communication between parents and teachers is amazing and at a level where you feel totally connected. It's a true partnership between school and home to educate your child. The teachers and administration care about your student and your family. Should your child need student support services, the team are proactive and available to help. The standard has been set and now we're spoiled as these are our expectations forever more in education!
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    This school has it all ~ solid academics, amazing SEL program, excellent facilities, and the most caring and nurturing teachers I've ever met. All that with a parent community that is active and engaged. My boys have been at Carey since K (one is now in 5th, one in 2nd) and I am so happy we chose this school 6 years ago. It has been a joy to watch them grown and develop in an age appropriate environment that challenges and supports them every step of the way.