Palma Scholars Program Overview

The Palma Scholars program, launched in the fall of 2011, brings together a cadre of academically accomplished Upper School students with notable potential in leadership, athletics, and service while also spurring educational innovation within the school.

Palma Scholars are a cohort of high-achieving 9-12th grade students who learn under the mentorship of a master teacher. While eligible to take all courses offered at Catlin Gabel, they do not have to meet the same graduation requirements, which allows them to customize their educational roadmap.

They annually take part in the dynamic Palma Seminar, an interdisciplinary course that promotes real world projects. Additional programming information is described in greater detail under the Program section below. Students selected as Palma Scholars receive an annual scholarship and can apply for need-based assistance. For information on applying to the Palma Scholars Program, please see the Apply section below, read our FAQ, or email

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