Palma Scholars Program Application

Applicants should designate their interest in being considered for the Palma Scholars Program when starting their online application. Only students applying to 9th grade are considered. To learn more about the Palma Scholars Program please visit our program overview page.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the program is based on both demonstrated achievement in, and potential for future development of, the program’s four key characteristics as noted above. In keeping with the spirit of the program, no current or former Catlin Gabel students are eligible to be Palma Scholars as we attempt to broaden the reach of the school.

Finalist Process

Approximately a dozen applicants are selected as finalists for the program and are asked to return to campus for a full day of activities with current Palma Scholars, the Palma Scholars Program Director, and Catlin Gabel faculty and staff.

Please note: The application deadlines for the 2022-23 school year have passed. We'll start the application process for 2023-24 in the fall of 2022.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.

KEY 2022-23 Palma Scholars Program application DATES
November 17, 2021: Palma Scholars Program Alumni Panel, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
December 7, 2021: Palma Scholars Program Information Session, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
January 10, 2022: Palma Scholars Program application deadline
January 19, 2022: Financial assistance application deadline
January 28, 2022: Palma Scholars Program finalists day
February 18, 2022: Palma Scholars Program decisions and financial assistance decisions delivered
March 3, 2022: Palma Scholars Program enrollment deadline

Application Checklist

We’ve put together a checklist to help you with the application process. All items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Get To Know Us

Create an admission portal account*

Register for events

Explore campus through a virtual or on campus guided tour

Application Process

 Pay $75 Application Fee*

  • $37.50 if paid by Dec. 15, 2021; Waived for re-applicants until December 15, 2021.

Submit Online Forms*

  • Family Information Forms
  • Candidate Profile
  • Questions for Parents/Guardians
  • Questions for Students
  • Palma Scholars Addendum

Upload Student Writing Sample*

Send Teacher Evaluation Forms to Current Teachers*

Send Coach Evaluation Form*

  • To the coach of each sport you place at a competitive (non-recreational) level

Request School Records*

 Register for a Student Visit*

  • Complete the three checklist items (Pre-Visit Form, Interests Form, COVID-19 Safety) found under the Student Visit section in the admission portal at least a week prior to your scheduled visit day
  • Schedule a day to spend at Catlin Gabel where you’ll observe classes as well as participate in a demo-class and team challenge activity

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Have Questions?

Contact Mary Braun
Director of Middle & Upper School Enrollment
(503) 297-1894 ext.5052