Saturday, November 8, 2008
Stevenson School, a co-ed boarding and day school aimed at college-bound students (K-12) was founded on the peninsula in 1952 and today occupies two campuses – a 50-acre Upper School in Pebble Beach's Del Monte Forest (520 students attend here, from 20 states and 16 countries), and a Lower and Middle School in a residential area of Carmel (200 students attend here). The school is non-sectarian. Over fifteen percent of students receive financial aid. Small classes, selective enrollment, and first-rate instruction are hallmarks of the school, as is a robust range of extracurricular activities, such as an Outdoor Education program that takes full advantage of the rich natural beauty of the area. (This program includes courses and trips in sea kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, outdoor leadership, a famous ropes course, and other activities.) Among its alumni, the school counts college presidents, filmmakers, an Olympic athlete, published authors, and the director of a Nobel Prize-winning nonprofit organization.