International Student Admission

Palma School International Student Program

Palma School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men, grades 7-12, owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California, Inc. Palma is widely recognized, not only along the Central Coast of California but throughout the entire state, as a premier school offering a college preparatory curriculum in the arts, sciences, technologies, and humanities with 99% of its graduates continuing their education at a university of their choice. 

Palma is situated in Salinas, California, two hours south of San Francisco, in the diverse area of Monterey County with a thriving international community. The United States Department of Homeland Security authorizes Palma School to issue I-20 Non-Immigrant Student Visas (F-1 visas).

Palma School will consider international applications from students grades 7-11. Applications for grade 12 will not be accepted.

Palma School Mission Statement

Palma 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 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.