Academics

Academics

Carmel Campus (Grades PK-8)

The 240 Carmel Campus students are academically engaged, intellectually curious, energetic, and independent. The co-ed, PK-8 day program consistently focuses on each child’s individual learning and growth. 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 dance studio, 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.

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).  The Pebble Beach Campus is located five miles away; and houses a boarding and day program for grades 9-12 with 520 students.

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.