Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective coeducational PK-12 boarding and day school with 777 students and 30 buildings on 50 acres of land across two campuses. The 524-student upper division, composed of grades 9-12, is located on the Pebble Beach Campus, where about 55% of students reside in seven faculty-supervised dormitories; the lower and middle divisions, totaling 253 students in grades PK-8, are located on the Carmel Campus.
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. We believe that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our Latin motto—Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (“Gentle in manner, resolute in deed”)—inspires humility and perseverance. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in school and life beyond school, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.
Stevenson offers a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive natural beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of California’s Central Coast.
City: Pebble Beach, CA
Year Founded: 1952
Campus Size: 50 Acres
Grades Offered: 9th-12th
Number of Students: 524
Percent Boarders: 54%
Average Class Size: 12
Diversity: 17 States & 21 Countries represented
Signature Program: Sophomore Wilderness Expedition (EXPO)