Welcome to Palma and thank you for your interest in becoming a part of this dynamic community, rooted in over a half-century of tradition and pride.

Founded in 1951 by the Christian Brothers and a group of dedicated community members, Palma is a private, fully accredited, college preparatory, all-boys Catholic institution, grades 7 through 12. Our purpose is to provide outstanding educational opportunities to talented and eager young men, offering them an academic environment rich in diversity, strong in traditional values, and sound in its academic foundation.

Palma offers a challenging and engaging curriculum that prepares each student not only to attend, but to succeed at the college of his choice. Students thrive in Palma’s diverse educational environment that offers over 20 honors classes, 15 Advanced Placement courses, 4 foreign languages, 5 technology courses, an award winning fine arts department and music department, as well as a wide array of clubs and extra-curricular activities that serve most any interest. 

Outside the classroom, our students take a tremendous amount of pride in their athletic achievements.  Students participate in 13 varsity level sports and, as a perennial sports powerhouse, the Chieftains boast 130 varsity level league championships and 24 CCS titles.

Throughout the community, Palma students are known as considerate and concerned young men. Palma students are constantly reminded of the importance of compassion and empathy, and understand that through service to others, they can broaden their own horizons, fostering a spirit of kindness and gratitude that will stay with them for a lifetime. Here at Palma, tradition prevails over trends. There is a long tradition of outreach on campus and countless opportunities for students to give of their valuable gifts and talents. This year the senior class has accrued an astounding 6,000+ hours (as of 3/14/14) of service to the community. 

The Admission Office is here to guide you through the application process, answer your questions and provide you with important information. The best way to learn about school is to experience it for yourself. We encourage each prospective student to schedule a visit so that they can better understand what it means to be a Palma Chieftain. We look forward to welcoming you! 

Best regards,

Raul Rico
Director of Admission
Palma School

Palma School, a private school for young men in the Diocese of Monterey, mindful of its primary mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded, or made available to the students at the school. Palma School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. While Palma School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available.