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About San Carlos School


San Carlos School has enjoyed a long tradition of providing a high quality Catholic education to parents seeking a safe, faith-based learning environment for their children.

Established in 1898, San Carlos School is a ministry of San Carlos Cathedral Parish and serves students throughout the Monterey Peninsula. We welcome culturally, economically, and religiously diverse families and are enriched by the diversity of our school community. Located in the heart of downtown Monterey next to the Royal Presidio Chapel, we share in the rich history that surrounds us by serving multiple generations of local families as well as first generation families new to the area.

Our rigorous curriculum meets and exceeds common core standards in Math, Science, Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies, and PE. Innovative teachers encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative exploration. San Carlos School proudly offers specialized enrichment classes in Music, Art, Spanish, Library, Performing Arts, and Technology. Eighteen extracurricular clubs, activities, and sports teams allow students to explore their many interests. Our faith-based curriculum emphasizes peace, kindness, and charity through a rich selection of community service initiatives. Our active parent community celebrates its rich diversity and traditions, creating a wonderful environment for all students. On-site extended care is available to all registered students and is open daily from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

Come see what makes San Carlos School such a special place! We invite you to schedule a personalized tour by calling our Main Office at (831) 375-1324 or emailing our Office Manager and Admissions Coordinator, Michelle Lavara at Our students are PEACEkeepers and work each day to make our world a better place!

Peace and blessings to all from San Carlos School!