Upper Division Admissions

Our adventures teach us how to belong to the world, and help us find not only our true friends and lifelong mentors, but also ourselves. It’s this view of life that makes our School different from the others you may be exploring.

Students choose Stevenson as the place to bring their talents and ambitions because they know they will be welcomed and accepted for who they are, encouraged to dream big and work hard, get better every day, make friends, become braver, stay kind and humble, and have an incredible amount of fun as they learn and grow. It’s no surprise that our alumni forever count Stevenson as one of their homes in the world, and that the lessons they learned here remain their true north as their journeys continue to unfold.

Our teachers know their stuff, but just as importantly they know how to meet you where you are, when to celebrate your strengths and when to support your growth, and how to bear witness to your development in ways that are authentic and empowering.

We may well be one of the only PK-12 boarding and day schools you will be considering. I look forward to introducing you to the benefits of this model. We’re a better high school for having lower and middle divisions, a better day school for having one of the West’s largest boarding programs (290 students in six dormitories), a better boarding school for having one of the larger day student enrollments among the region’s independent schools (243 students from across Monterey County), and a better American school for welcoming students from 23 different nations.

Take the next step by filling out the inquiry form below. Once you do, we’ll send you information about the Stevenson admissions process, life on campus, and our upcoming events. In the meantime, contact me or the admissions office with your questions. We are eager to listen and help you learn more. We hope to see you soon!


Amy E. Graham
Dean of Enrollment Management

Every great journey begins with a first step

How to Apply


  • Application Deadline

    January 15

  • Financial Aid Application Deadline

    February 1 for New Families

  • Admissions Decisions Released

    March 10

  • Response Deadline for Accepted Applicants

    April 10


Contact Admissions

Our team is with you every step of the admissions process. Please visit our team page to reach out directly with any questions that arise.

International Students

The application process is the same for both international and domestic students. However, students whose first language is not English are expected to take an English proficiency exam in addition to the Standard Application Online (SAO).

Stevenson’s preferred English proficiency test is the TOEFL iBT (TOEFL test code is 8081). In some cases, Stevenson will also accept TOEFL Essentials, IELTS Indicator, Duolingo (DET), or TOEFL iBT Home Edition scores if you are unable to take the regular TOEFL iBT. Please note that we will not accept TOEFL Junior to meet testing requirements.

Additional Application Requirements for Students from mainland China: Applicants residing in or attending school in mainland China are required to complete a Vericant interview as part of their application to Stevenson. In some instances, the Vericant interview may serve as the only interview for an applicant’s file.

A select group of candidates will be invited to participate in a second interview with a member of the Stevenson Admissions team. An invitation for a second interview will only be extended after a student’s Vericant interview has been reviewed and their TOEFL score report has been received from ETS. Admitted students typically score above 105 (out of 120) on the TOEFL iBT exam. Stevenson’s TOEFL test code is 8081. We do not accept TOEFL Junior to meet testing requirements. Invited students may elect to interview on campus at Stevenson or via Zoom.

Have Questions?

Please contact Director of International Enrollment, Trisha L. Collins, tcollins@stevensonschool.org

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