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8th Grade Transition

Welcome to Carlmont

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Welcome to Carlmont
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The transition to high school is an exciting time, but it can be overwhelming as well. Whether you’re looking for information to help you decide between Carlmont and other schools, or you have already decided and just want to know what to expect, the Carlmont 8th Grade Transition team is here to help.

Throughout the school year, we host Campus Tours to provide 8th graders and their parents with an up close look at Carlmont. We also facilitate virtual one-on-one chats with a Carlmont student so 8th graders can connect with a currently enrolled student to talk about student life and ask questions. Chats are scheduled for after school hours each fall starting in September or October.  

Visit our Video page for links to 10 different videos about all that Carlmont offers. You can take your time and view recordings of Carlmont teachers and staff that offer an up close look at core curriculum and world language pathways, as well as performing & visual arts, athletics, and support & enhancement programs on campus. Our videos also feature many of the ways parents can get involved and support Carlmont. 

All of the information found on this website is also sent out, with reminders, through our Carlmont Corner e-newsletter. This is distributed throughout the year to 8th grade parents at feeder middle schools. Carlmont feeder middle schools are: Nesbit, Sandpiper, Ralston and Tierra Linda. The Carlmont Corner is also sent to Central Middle School & Charter School in San Carlos as a courtesy. All these middle schools pass along the newsletter in their preferred distribution channels, most often their own school newsletters. 

If you attend another school and would like to join our mailing list directly, please email us

Information about how to get involved and participate in activities at Carlmont can be found in our Incoming Freshmen Information for 2022-2023 document. A new version of this document will be posted as soon as it becomes availble to families enrolling in the 2023-2024 school year.

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More information about Carlmont’s Profile & College Acceptances (scroll through Counseling page to the School Profile & College Acceptances section)