Palma School

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Palma School
Palma School logo.jpg
Address
919 Iverson Street

, ,
93901

United States
Coordinates36°39′57″N 121°39′51″W / 36.66583°N 121.66417°W / 36.66583; -121.66417Coordinates: 36°39′57″N 121°39′51″W / 36.66583°N 121.66417°W / 36.66583; -121.66417
Information
TypePrivate
Motto"Palma Merenti"
(Palms to the Victor)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Congregation of Christian Brothers
Established1951
PresidentBr. Patrick Dunne, C.F.C.
PrincipalDavid Sullivan
ChaplainFr. Roy Shelly
Grades7-12
GenderBoys
Enrollment632 (2008)
Color(s)Red and Gold         
Athletics conferenceCIF – Central Coast Section
Team nameChieftains
AccreditationWASC[1] WCEA[2]
Tuition$13,900.00 (High School), $7,000 (Junior High)
PrincipalDavid Sullivan
Vice PrincipalRobert Viarengo
Dean of StudentsChris Dalman
Technology DirectorDavid Cunha
Admissions DirectorRaul Rico
Athletic DirectorRob Bishop
Website

Palma School is a grade 7-12 Catholic boys school located in Salinas, California. Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey, its motto is "Palma Merenti," which translates in English as "Palms to the Victor."

History[edit]

Palma School was founded in 1951 through the efforts of Monsignor Thomas J. Earley and dedicated laymen, among them the late Joseph Piini and the late Lloyd Stolich. Their collective dream of Catholic secondary education was realized in September, 1951 when Palma opened its doors to boys and girls as a co-institutional school. The boys were instructed and have continued to be instructed by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. The Christian Brothers, known internationally as Catholic educators, were founded in 1802 by Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice who was beatified in Rome on October 6, 1996; his feast day has been set as May 5. His goal was to give the youth of his time a unique Christian education. Palma continued to be operated as a co-institutional school for thirteen years when, in 1964, a separate facility for girls was opened a few blocks away. At that time, Palma became an all-boys school and the Christian Brothers assumed administration of the entire facility. A chapel was built in the front of the school in 2003. It has been named the Brother Edmund Rice Chapel. It is used by the students and staff to enhance the religious education program at Palma School.

Palma is located one block away from a Catholic all-girls school, Notre Dame High School.

Sports[edit]

The school is also noted for its excellence in sports. The football and basketball programs have won state titles. The football, basketball and cross country teams have won NorCal and/or section championships. The golf program has been on the rise, garnering a fourth-place finish in the 2008 CIF State Championship.

Football Championships

  • CAA: 1959, 1961,1962, 1963, 1965
  • MTAL: 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • MBL: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • T-CAL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Pacific Coast-Gabilan: 2018
  • Central Coast Section: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2011
  • State, D-III: 1992

Basketball Championships

  • CAA: 1964, 1967
  • MTAL: 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998
  • MBL: 1986, 1987, 2000, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • T-CAL: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Central Coast Section: 1988, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007
  • Central Coast Section, Region IV: 1974
  • NorCal: 1992, 1993, 2016
  • State: 1992

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "Home". WCEA.

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