Our Mission

Since its founding in 1951, Palma School has provided outstanding educational opportunities to its talented and eager young students, offering an academic environment rich in diversity, strong in traditional values, and sound in its academic foundation.

Mission Statement

Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent college preparatory education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.


Palma is a private college preparatory school for boys in grades seven through twelve, owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma seeks to give a quality Catholic education to the young men of the area by offering them the opportunity to prepare themselves to enter institutions of higher learning. As an extension of the family, Palma promotes the educational mission of the Roman Catholic Church through the formation and harmonious development of the whole person by challenging the young man to grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally in light of Luke 2:52, "Jesus, for his part, progressed steadily in wisdom and age and grace before God and men." The Christian Brothers, along with their lay colleagues, endeavor to influence the young men placed in their care by parents; the faculty and staff undertake this effort with the same vision Brother Edmund Rice had when he began his outreach to the poor in Ireland more than two hundred years ago. Palma, as a Catholic school directed by the Christian Brothers, is missioned to evangelize and to catechize by fulfilling the four apostolic goals: spreading the Gospel message, building a faith community, celebrating the faith and performing service to those in need.