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Carey at a Glance

Our students show their excitement for learning

  • ​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
  • Content specialists (K-5): 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: 258
  • Average class size: 19
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Content specialists students see each week: 9
  • Tuition (2021-2022): kindergarten through fifth grade: $34,186 | pre-kindergarten: $28,630
  • Financial aid: We award more than $800,000 in financial assistance

Start & End Times

  • Extended care: 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m for grades K - 5 | 2:45 p.m - 5:00 p.m for Preschool
  • Playground opens for K - 5 students: 8:00 a.m., Preschool students: 8:15 a.m.
  • School days
    • Pre-kindergarten: 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Kindergarten: 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Grades 1-5: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for 1st & 2nd grades, 3:15 for 3rd, 4th & 5th grades

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)
  • The Enrollment Management Association (EMA)
  • Bay Area Directors of Admission (BADA)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)