Pacific Ridge School

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12

Student Body

Total Students 600 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Pacific Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $28,900
Tuition Notes Pacific Ridge offers a tuition assistance program for families with demonstrated need, as well as several payment options to help all families manage tuition expenses.
Admissions Director Jean Nassif
Admissions Associate Lettie Minor

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSurf Team,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic League, Acoustic Jam Session, Astronomy Club, Be The Change, Chinese Arts, Club Firebird, Craft Club, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Digital Arts Club, Drawing Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Engineering Club, Finance & Investment, Football Club, Gardening Club, Improv Theater, Instrumental Music, Math Tutorial, Model United Nations (MUN), Music Production Club, Open Art Studio, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Reading Club, Robotics, Robotics, Rock Band, School Newspaper, Science Extravaganza, Science Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Scientific Research Club, Singing Club, Skateboarding Club, Spanish Club, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Sports Training, Student Affinity Groups, Student Council, Sustainability Council, Ukulele Music Club, Video Production Club, Wood Shop, Yoga Astronomy Club, Be The Change, Chinese Arts, Club Firebird, Craft Club, Culinary Club, Dance Club, Drawing Club, Football Club, Gardening Club, Improv Theater, Math Tutorial, Reading Club, Robotics, Robotics, Rock Band, Singing Club, Spanish Club, Wood Shop, Yoga, Academic League,
Acoustic Jam Session,
Digital Arts Club,
Dungeons & Dragons,
Engineering Club,
Finance & Investment,
Instrumental Music,
Model United Nations (MUN),
Music Production Club,
Open Art Studio,
Philosophy Club,
Photography Club,
School Newspaper,
Science Extravaganza,
Science Olympiad,
Science Olympiad,
Scientific Research Club,
Skateboarding Club,
Spoken Word Poetry Club,
Sports Training,
Student Affinity Groups,
Student Council,
Sustainability Council,
Ukulele Music Club,
Video Production Club,

School Notes

  • Pacific Ridge School`s curriculum emphasizes  college-preparatory study, ethical development and global engagement. Classes are conducted using the "Harkness" style of teaching, in which 15 students and a teacher are seated around an oval seminar table, encouraging the exchange of ideas and opinions as course material is covered. Studio and performing arts are a standard part of the curriculum and all students have the opportunity to play on either a developmental or a competitive athletic team. Students in every grade level put ethics into practice, locally and globally, in a year-long Service Learning program. During a weekly class period, students gain academic, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills to apply in real-world service situations. Global engagement is built into the daily curriculum, and the final weeks of the school year are reserved for student trips. Students learn about communities and cultures other than their own through academic enrichment, cultural and linguistic immersion and service work. Since the school`s founding, students have traveled to over 30 countries on six continents.
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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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