President’s Welcome

Whether you are a parent or guardian considering our lower and middle divisions for your child, a prospective upper division student exploring Stevenson as the place to bring your talents and dreams, or an alum or other friend of the School, I welcome you to our virtual home.

Our School’s namesake, the 19th century Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, once observed: “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” In the wake of our world being dealt what has proven to be among its poorest hands in this century, in March 2020 our learning community implemented a remarkable pivot to remote instruction in response to state and county guidance. Our goal was not simply to muddle through, but to excel. That’s just what we did.

In early April 2021, once prevailing conditions in Monterey County improved and effective COVID-19 vaccines started to become available, most of our PK-12 students returned to campus instruction. The spring semester was an incredible success across all three divisions—our students and teachers stayed healthy, quickly regained their distinctive spirit, and took nothing for granted.

This year, our enrollment across all three divisions is at an all-time high, our warm and welcoming culture is back on its rails, and the excitement on our campuses is visible to all. Great credit for our success thus far is owed to our dedicated teachers and the staff members who tirelessly support their work. Our team’s efforts have been spirited, creative, optimistic, brave, and collegial. We’re moving forward to fulfill our destiny, and though the pandemic’s toll will never be forgotten, we know that we have much to celebrate.

This is who we are—in good times, as well as hard times. Ours is a community in which every day, we do our best to joyfully mind the gap between what we are and what we wish to be, and to do our world some measure of good as we help each other get better.

Please take a deep dive into the resources you find on our website, and complete an inquiry form to learn even more!

We wish you and your loved ones peace and good health. We look forward to seeing you in person soon.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kevin M. Hicks ’85 P ’29
President

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“We are inspired by the proposition that education is the means by which we both discover our world and contribute to its transformation.”

—Dr. Kevin Hicks, President