The Process

How do I apply to Palma School? This page will break it down for you. It is a very simple three-step process, but it is essential for all three steps to be completed in order for your son to be considered for admission.

  1. Please complete and submit our free online application for the 2014-2015 school year. You will be asked to register for one of our admission test within this application.  If you have a conflict with any of these test dates, please contact the admission office as soon as possible.

  2. There is a $85.00 testing fee for the admission test. This fee may be paid ahead of time by mailing it to Palma/Office of Admission 919 Iverson St., Salinas, CA 93901. This fee can also be paid on the day of the test. If you miss, or plan to miss your scheduled test time, please contact Lisa Laycock, Director of Admission at Palma, and we can schedule another test time. You will be mailed the results of your son's test within three weeks of your son taking the test.

  3. Lastly, download or pick up from the school, the teacher's recommendation and release of records form. These forms can be downloaded from the "online application" site or can be picked up at our open house or just stop on by the school. There are two recommendation forms: one goes to your son's current English teacher and the second goes to his current Math teacher. Please include envelopes with Palma's address so your teachers can easily put them in the mail when they are completed. Please understand that these recommendation forms are confidential. The last form is the "release of student records" form. This form goes to your son's school main office where they will send a copy of your son's latest transcripts and test scores directly to our school.

Once these three steps are completed, the Admissions Committee will review your son's file and make a decision regarding his admission to Palma. Palma's Admission Committee will start meeting in mid January and you and your son will receive a decision soon after. 

Please Note: Current Palma 8th Grade students who are interested in attending high school at Palma are not required to fill out the online application or to sit for our admission test.

Register for an Admission Test

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 $85.00 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. 

Testing Dates

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 
    8 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 
    8 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 
    8 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 
    8 am - 11:30 am

Please contact the Admission Office to schedule a test time. Note: For applications received after January 24, 2015, please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your son's test.