Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I schedule a visit to the school?

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Campus tours, Shadow Days, and Visitation Days are all scheduled through the Admission Office. We look forward to welcoming your family to campus.

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What are the dates of the Palma Admission Placement Exam?

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Saturday, December 7, 2013 8 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, January 11, 2014 8 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, January 18, 2014 8 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, January 25, 2014 8 am - 11:30 am

We are currently past these test dates. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule a test time.

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How do I register for the Palma Admission Placement Exam?

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It is important that your son register for one of our placement exams. Please sign up for one of these test times by contacting the Admission Office.  The fee for the admission test is $75.00 and can paid in advance by mailing it to Palma School/Office of Admission 919 Iverson St., Salinas, CA 93901 or can be paid the day of the test. If you have any questions regarding our testing and these dates, please contact Lisa Laycock at Palma School's Admission Office.

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Does my son, who is a currently an 8th grader at Palma, need to take the Palma Admission Placement exam?

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No. The Admission Office utilizes school wide testing results, preformed at school in the month of October.

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Are there financial aid and/or scholarship opportunities available for incoming students?

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Yes. Palma works with families on a confidential basis to ensure that qualified students have the opportunity to attend our school. A limited amount of financial aid is available to families who show a demonstrated need.

There are two scholarships available for incoming 7th and 9th graders. One is the Blessed Edmund Rice scholarship, which is open to a student entering Palma from a school within the Diocese of Monterey. The second is the Palma Leadership Award, offered to a student entering Palma from a public school within Monterey County. More information regarding these scholarships can be attained by contacting the Admission Office.

Palma does not award athletic scholarships.

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How do I apply for financial aid?

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Submit your application online through F.A.S.T no later than February 1, 2013. You will need to submit your 2011 IRS 1040 Tax Returns (2012 Tax Returns are preferred, if possible), and your 2012 W-2 forms. Notification of decisions for qualified families will be provided by the end of February 2013. Families who submit incomplete or late applications may not receive tuition assistance.Complete financial aid process through Deadline for financial aid information is February 1, 2013.

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What materials are needed to apply to Palma?

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The following materials are needed to complete the admission process.
1. Online Application
2. Math Teacher Recommendation Form (from student's current teacher)
3. English Teacher Recommendation Form (from student's current teacher)
4. Official Transcript from Current School

All of these forms are available for download on the Admission page, or by contacting the Admission Office.