The Stevenson School in Pebble Beach in Carmel, California, was founded in 1952 by Robert and Marian Ricklefs in honor of the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The Stevenson school is a private Pre-K through 12 school that accepts boarding and day students. Stevenson is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Though the school is non-sectarian, for a long time it has had an Episcopalian chaplain serving its students and the community, and it is home the Church in the Forest which was founded in 1987. The Stevenson School is Co-ed, and began accepting girls to its boarding program in 1988. Home to the radio station KSPB 91, Stevenson is home to many extracurricular activities including a robust athletics program that fields teams in tennis, gold, baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, field hockey, swimming and sailing, and all 9th and 10th graders must participate in a sport. Located on 50 acres of the forested Monterey Peninsula coast, the Stevenson School is a prestigious school that accepts 40% of applicants. It is home to 530 students and has a student to teacher ratio of 9:1. Tuition is for $54,600 for boarding students and $33,200 for day students. The school mascot is the Pirates.