Pacific Ridge School

6269 El Fuerte St
Carlsbad, CA 92009-0760
Tel: (760)448-9820
Grades: 8-12 | 287 students
Pacific Ridge School is a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge School prepares students for college and a purposeful life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12

Student Body

Total Students 287 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Pacific Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Joseph Academy (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Discovery Isle Child Development Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is San Marcos KinderCare (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carlsbad
    San Marcos KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.7 miles
    6270 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
  • San Marcos
    Grades: K | 92 students
    1.2 miles
    1655 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd # 101
    San Marcos, CA 92078
  • San Marcos
    Grades: PK-K | 877 students
    1.3 miles
    1655 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd Suite 101
    San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Carlsbad
    Grades: PK-K | 36 students
    2.5 miles
    2276 Calle Barcelona
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
  • San Marcos
    Grades: K-9 | 133 students
    2.8 miles
    1350 Discovery St
    San Marcos, CA 92078

School Reviews

The academics are outstanding! The social life, not so much. I attended Pacific Ridge and graduated last year. Just going to say it, the school consist of many spoiled, wealthy children. If you are not considered wealthy would are seriously outcasted. Also, if you are an artsy person, this is not the school for you. If you are very into getting a good education and learning go here. Another thing that I was thinking about when applying to college... You learn a lot at PRS, but it's definitely a lot harder to get an A like it is a public school. But if I did go to public school I would get A's and, therefore, having a higher GPA which means better colleges. So there's the catch, good education or good grades to good college. Another thing is if your child is introverted, he will never succeed here unless he changes his ways. Harkness is huge here, everyone sits at a large table and talks their thoughts, which Removeds if there are people talking over you. Also, PRS seems like that school parents put their kids in so they don't get bullied at public school. PRS definitely feels like you in a comfort bubble and they are always watching you. Overall, academically, PRS really prepared me for college, I am much more extroverted than when I went in freshman year. But the social aspect, was ok.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/19/16

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