Admissions

Tuition & Financial Aid

It is to Palma School’s advantage to keep tuition as low as possible and every effort is made to minimize any increase necessary to maintain our high-quality faculty and programs. To make it easier for you to budget, tuition rates are guaranteed not to increase any more than what is absolutely necessary (if at all) with an annual ceiling of 2%. Siblings of an enrolled student will appreciate a 20% discount while concurrently enrolled. Tuition can be paid in full, per semester or monthly and includes most of the fees charged separately at other schools.

Junior High School

Tuition for the 2019-2020
$7,560 — 12 monthly installments of $630 starting in June*
$7,350 — 2 payments of $3,675 (due June 1 and January 1)* ($210 savings)
$7,283 — Paid in full on June 1 ($277 savings)

An additional $220 graduation fee is required for eighth graders, due July 1. 
 
*A one-time Tuition Protection Plan payment of $235 is required for payment plans, due on June 1.

High School

Tuition for the 2019-2020
$14,760 — 12 monthly payments of $1,230 starting in June*
$14,610 — 2 payments of $7,305 (due June 1 and January 1)* ($150 savings)
$14,462 — Paid in full on June 1 ($298 savings)
 
An additional $240 graduation fee is required for seniors, due July 1. 
 
Palma students purchase their own textbooks every year. Please visit our online bookstore for book lists and prices.

*A one-time Tuition Protection Plan payment of $235 is required for payment plans, due on June 1.
 

FINANCIAL AID

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 with demonstrated need. There are no athletic scholarships at Palma School.

Financial assistance is based on a family's ability to pay as determined by Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) and a review of the family's records. Applications are submitted online through FAST along with the family's most recent federal and state tax W-2 forms and other documents requested by the school and FAST. Financial aid is applied against tuition expenses for a given year and requires a new application each year. Financial assistance is not intended to cover 100% of the cost of attending Palma School. All families are expected to contribute to the cost of their son's education.

Submit your application online through FAST no later than February 1st. Notification of decisions for qualified families will be provided by the end of February. 
Families who submit incomplete or late applications risk not receiving financial aid.

    • An award-winning music program is just one reason why Palma School is an exceptional value.

      An award-winning music program is just one reason why Palma School is an exceptional value.

    • Military Discount
We appreciate and honor your service to our nation by offering sons of active duty military personnel a 15% discount off our tuition. Siblings of an enrolled student will receive 20% off the regular tuition rate.


Palma School enjoys support from the business community and alumni, without which our tuition would not be among the lowest in the area. Add programs only available at Palma School and you have an unsurpassed value for a young man’s education. Palma graduates are consistently accepted to the finest universities in the country.
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.
919 Iverson Street . Salinas, CA 93901 . 831.422.6391
mainoffice@palmaschool.org

Palma School is a 501(c)3 corporation owned and operated by The Christian Brothers Institute of California.