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Carey at a Glance

  • ​An independent day school
  • Grades: pre-kindergarten to fifth
  • Founded: 1928
  • Unique offerings: content specialists, Thinkering Lab, garden, laboratory science, math enrichment, service learning program, on-site chef
  • Content specialists (all grades): homeroom/core, science, thinkering, Spanish, French, library, physical education, art, music
  • Enrichment/support specialists: math and literacy
  • Active parents association and alumni group

Key stats

  • Enrollment: 249
  • Average class size: 19
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Content specialists students see each week: 9
  • Tuition (2016-17): kindergarten through fifth grade: $26,530 | pre-kindergarten: $19,720
  • Financial aid: 15% of families, ~$500,000 annual support

Start & end times

  • Extended care/enrichment available: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Playground opens for all students: 8:00 a.m.
  • School days
    • Pre-kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Grades 1-5: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Accreditation & memberships

  • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
  • Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)