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Congratulations Class of 2024

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HAVE A BLESSED SUMMER

Mass will be celebrated every school day morning at 7:30am in the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel resuming on Tuesday, August 13th.

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Palma Receives $2.5m from Edward M. Dowd Foundation

The Largest One-Time Gift In Palma’s History

The generous gift will provide funding to remodel the gym and update Palma School’s entrance. 

“We are thrilled to receive this gift at this pivotal moment in our history. The renovated gym will serve all of our students through physical education, fine and performing arts programs, and daily student life. It will be an improvement benefiting the entire Palma community.”   — Chris Dalman, Palma’s president


What’s Happening

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Palma Closet June

Upcoming Events   

Jun 19  Palma Closet bins at the school front

Jun 28   Fireworks Stand Open Through July 4

Jul 4       Independence Day - School Closed

Jul 15    Frosh Football Camp at 4:00p

Jul 18    HS Leadership Camp at 11:00a

Jul 22    Football Varsity & JV Camp at 11:00a


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Admission Info and Campus Tours

Contact Mr. Raul Rico at rico@palmaschool.org or click below.

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Community News

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Amy Dill To Head Women’s Soccer Program

Palma School is excited to announce that Amy Dill has been selected to head the Women’s Soccer Program.

Coach Dill comes to Palma with a solid resume of leadership at the middle school, high school and club levels with impressive success season after season. More importantly, she has a reputation for holding players to high academic, social and moral standards. Her advanced education and commitment to students make her ideal for mentoring Chieftains both on and off the pitch.

“I am incredibly honored to be chosen to lead Palma School’s Women’s Soccer Program. I am dedicated to building a powerful program focusing on excellence, resilience, and integrity. Our goal is to empower our young women to become leaders and role models,” Dill stated.

This is an exciting time for Palma and the community looks forward to many dynamic seasons of women’s soccer.

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Robbie Johnson is the New Girls’ Basketball Head Coach

Palma School is pleased to announce that Robbie Johnson has been named Varsity Head Coach for Girls’ Basketball.

Coach Johnson brings more than 30 years of basketball experience having played at Weber State University (MVP and All-American in 1994) and professionally in Croatia. His coaching experience includes high school and youth basketball programs. Since 2006, 10 players under his tutelage have received collegiate basketball scholarships and two have gone on to the NBA.

“I’m super excited to be a part of the Palma family and look forward to getting started. My goal is to leave a tremendous impact and win championships. I will work every single day to make that happen,” Johnson said.

This fall will be the first time Palma has had a girls’ basketball team since 1964 and we’re happy to be able to welcome young women back with such a seasoned coach. It’s an exciting time to be a Chieftain.

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Holly Andrus-Harris Named Student Activities Director

Palma School is excited to announce that Holly Andrus-Harris will be the 2024-25 Director of Student Activities. In her new role, she will implement Palma’s “House System” that will elevate student interaction and campus culture.

“I’m excited to invigorate leadership and spirit at Palma and hope that will create the same lifelong impact that I gained from my time at Palma as a student and previous employee,” Holly said.

Ms. Andrus-Harris has experience working at Palma as the Assistant to the Athletic Director from 2007 through 2011 and brings a wealth of entrepreneurial talent to the school. Her recent endeavors include successful business startups. She is currently the Event Director for Flair on the Farm, a homegrown craft show that serves 190 local vendors each November.

Ms. Andrus-Harris was a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame High School before matriculating to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In her time at Notre Dame, she was a Palma cheerleader and a member of the combined Palma-Notre Dame ASB board.

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Chieftains Connect

Looking for more than a school? Find it at Palma

Whether you’re moving up from elementary school or entering Palma at any grade level, you will find a welcoming campus culture. The class camaraderie is strong and students feel connected within their class and across their school.

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Chieftains Thrive

A Palma education is focused on the whole person, preparing students to thrive in college and in the world. Palma graduates possess character and are confident in their convictions.

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Acceptances

100%
of 2024 graduates were accepted to college

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Scholarships

$5,500,000+
was received by 2024 graduates in college scholarship offers

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Service

6,000+
service hours are logged by students on an annual basis

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Athletes

47
graduates have received athletic scholarships in the past 10 years

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University Attendance

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Chieftains Inspire

Alumni credit Palma for the success they continue to have in college and life.

"I use the tools given to me at Palma to educate and empower students like me — underrepresented, underserved, low-income students. It’s because of the courage and conviction I gained at Palma that I can show my students that they, too, can achieve the education necessary for social mobility.”

“Palma set the foundation for me to establish a strong work ethic in order to be successful in an unfamiliar environment. Some of my best memories come from Palma and I can’t thank my parents enough for making the sacrifice to send me there. Thanks to Palma I’m a first-generation college student.”

“Palma offers a value-based education that’s really unlike any other school in Monterey County. I personally grew impassioned and really learned through my volunteering at Soledad State Prison with the Prison Ministry working with those on the margins.”

Palma Alumni Webcast Series

A weekly webcast hosted by Abe Lincoln ’88 includes interviews of alumni from a diverse range of backgrounds, spanning several decades, career fields, and interests to discuss their experiences at Palma and life after graduation.

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The 2024 Inductees of Palma's Hall of Fame have been selected.

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Mindful of our primary mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, Palma School 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, nor 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. Likewise, Palma School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin. Palma School reserves the right to be a sole judge of merit, competence and qualifications, and can favor Catholic applicants and co-workers in all employment decisions, especially in those positions that have direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.