List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I schedule a visit to the school?

    Campus tours, Shadow Days, and Visitation Days are all scheduled through the Admissions Office. Click Here to schedule a visit. We look forward to welcoming your family to campus.
  • How do I register for the Palma Admission Placement Exam?

    It is important that your son register for one of our Admission placement exams. Please sign up for one of these test times by contacting the Admissions Office. The fee for the Admissions Placement Exam is $85.00 and can paid in advance by mailing it to Palma School/Office of Admissions, 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 our Admissions Office at the Palma School.
  • Do current 8th graders at Palma need to take the Admission Placement Exam?

    No. The Admissions Office utilizes school wide testing results, performed at school in the month of October.
  • Are there financial aid and/or scholarship opportunities available for incoming students?

    Yes. Palma works with families on a confidential basis to ensure that qualified students have the opportunity to attend our school. A limited amount of financial aid is available to families who show a demonstrated need.

    There are two scholarships available for incoming 7th and 9th graders. One is the Blessed Edmund Rice scholarship, which is open to a student entering Palma from a school within the Diocese of Monterey. The second is the Palma Leadership Award, offered to a student entering Palma from a public school within Monterey County. More information regarding these scholarships can be attained by contacting the Admissions Office.

    PALMA DOES NOT AWARD ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS.
  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    Submit your application online through F.A.S.T. no later than February 1st. You will need to submit your current IRS 1040 Tax Returns and your current W-2 forms. Notification of decisions for qualified families will be provided by the end of February. Families who submit incomplete or late applications may not receive tuition assistance. The deadline for financial aid is February 1st.
  • How do I apply for the Palma School?

    Submit your application through the Palma School online application process.
  • What materials are needed to apply to Palma?

    The following materials are needed to complete the online application process.
    1. Online Application
    2. Math Teacher Recommendation Form (from student’s current teacher)
    3. English Teacher Recommendation Form (from student’s current teacher)
    4. Official Transcript from Current School
    • Mr. Eagleson teaches English and is one of the counselors who meets regularly with students to keep them on track.

      Mr. Eagleson teaches English and is one of the counselors who meets regularly with students to keep them on track.

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Because Palma is sensitive to, and appreciative of, the sacrifice parents make to provide this extraordinary educational opportunity, the current tuition includes most fees and that rate is locked in for the duration of your son(s)’ continuous enrollment at each level (junior high and high school).
Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent 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.