Carmel Campus (Grades PK-8)

Welcome to the Carmel Campus – a spirited, energetic, independent, co-ed, PK-8 day student program for academically promising children that is consistently focused on each child’s individual learning and growth.

Stevenson School, founded in 1952 and named for the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, is unique in its configuration in that is it the only PK-12, nonsectarian, independent, co-ed school on the Monterey Peninsula. The Carmel Campus, housing Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, was founded in 1988 and is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Set on three acres in a quiet, residential neighborhood of Carmel, the Campus overlooks Carmel Bay and Point Lobos National Park. It is a three-tiered campus containing spacious, light-filled classrooms, including art and music rooms, a gym, a dance studio, offices, three playgrounds, an organic garden, and a state-of-the-art turf field. The PK-8 student body represents a variety of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. Approximately 18 percent of our students receive financial assistance. The Pebble Beach Campus is located five miles away; and houses a boarding and day program for grades 9-12 with 520 students.

On these pages you'll find all the information you need to know about our Carmel Campus. We invite you to learn about our PK-Grade 8 academic programs, view a sample student daily schedule, and get to know our faculty and staff. In our Athletics section, learn about our Physical Education and Sports programs. Our Fine Arts section gives you a glimpse of our Art, Music, Drama, and Dance programs and the wonderful ways in which our students showcase their creative talents. In our Student Life section, see what our students are up to throughout the year; a variety of activities enhance the curriculum including field trips, student council, community service projects, and summer programs.

Our Mission

Stevenson, a selective PK-8 day school for academically promising children, embraces three aims:
  • to prepare students for continued academic success;
  • to kindle their delight in learning;
  • and to help them shape a joyful life.
Therefore, we maintain:
  • a faculty and staff of gifted, principled, attentive adults;
  • a child-focused curriculum - innovative in method, traditional in content, and multicultural in scope;
  • an exceptional range of academic, athletic and artistic choices for children to explore, both independently and with friends;
  • a loving, welcoming community, grounded in ethical and spiritual values;
  • and an appealing, child-friendly campus in a quiet ocean-view neighborhood of Carmel.