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Mass is celebrated every school day morning at 7:30am in the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel. You are invited to join us.

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May 3rd is Founder’s Day — Chieftain Giving Day

We are urged to give boldly as Palma moves in a bold, new direction.

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Upcoming Events   

Apr 25    Gold Day Schedule

Apr 27    Palma/Notre Dame Prom at 7:00p

May 1      AP Exams begin

May 2      Founder’s Day Mass - per. 1-3
                    Founder’s Day BBQ at 11:37a

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Community News

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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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 Palma Hires Head Cheerleading Coach

Palma School is pleased to announce the hiring of Stevie McKim-Kirmil as Head Cheerleading Coach.

Ms. McKim-Kirmil is founder of RockStar Dance Studio in Pacific Grove and has extensive experience in forming dance teams that compete on the national level. She is a choreographer and teaches a variety of styles of dance. She has achieved success in boosting achievement and self-confidence through performance.

“I am thrilled to be part of the new Cheerleading Team for Palma High School. I am humbled that I was chosen to be the new Head Coach. This will be a great, fun, and exciting new adventure for all! I hope to see Palma fans at the games to cheer on our sport teams and cheerleaders,” Stevie said.

Ms. McKim-Kirmil attended Notre Dame High School and was a Palma cheerleader for three years.

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National Letters of Intent

February 27, 2024

Congratulations to Drew Molinari ’24 (left) and Thomas Nunes ’24 who signed their national letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level. Molinari was recruited by Portland State University and Nunes will be playing for the University of San Diego. Thank you for representing Palma so well.

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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.



of 2023 graduates were accepted to college



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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.