Award Year: 2016

Stevenson School Carmel Campus

24800 Dolores Street
Carmel, CA, 93923-9318

(831) 574-4600

Mrs. Molly Bozzo, Principal at time of Nomination

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Stevenson School prepares students for continued academic success; to kindle their delight in learning; and to help them shape a joyful life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 10%
Harkness teaching at Stevenson School

Harkness teaching at Stevenson School

Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for continued academic success, to kindle their delight in learning, and to help them shape a joyful life.

Stevenson School is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover the world and contribute to its transformation. We believe that one's education is best pursued in the company of others, for others' benefit as well as one's own. Our Latin motto-Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (Gentle in manner, resolute in action) - inspires humility and perseverance. Stevenson offers a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of California's Central Coast.

We believe that how we teach is equally as important as what we teach. For example, teachers in the elementary and middle divisions work together to consider each student's strengths and learning needs to design meaningful work that discovers what students understand. Effective student learning is supported with screening tools, early mediation of learning needs, long-term projects with embedded skills, Harkness teaching, and a collaborative practice of reflecting on student habits of mind inside and outside of academic content.

Balanced between inquiry based academics and explicit differentiated instruction, distinctive features of Stevenson School's elementary and middle divisions include a common social emotional curriculum, STEM programs, makerspace, fine arts, performing arts, digital citizenship, computer science, Mandarin Chinese, service learning, community outreach, electives that include cooking, archery, and woodshop, and an array of faculty-led after-school offerings that range from athletics to robotics.