Alma Heights Christian Schools

1030 Linda Mar Blvd./1295 Seville Dr.,
Pacifica, CA, 94044-0940
Tel: (650)359-0555
Grades: K - 12 | 322 students
Alma Heights serves families from Pacifica, San Francisco, and neighboring communities.
   Our beautiful and serene campus includes a full sized gymnasium, an excellent library and science lab, athletic fields, and 25 acres of wooded hillside.
   LInda Mar State Beach and Montara Mountain are less than a mile away.
  We are just 13 minutes drive from BART, 20 minutes from SFO, and 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
  Our high school is supported by a bus line from Highlands Christian School in San Bruno.  Alma Heights provides nurturing, Christian training in academics, visual and performing arts, and athletics.
 We provide an advanced core of high school courses, and our students are accepted to many of the greatest colleges and universities in the nation (see list below)  We also provide caring instruction for students who may not choose to pursue higher level academics; however, a strong majority move on to achieve college degrees.
   We accept international students, and host families are recruited from the school community. We train students in logic and other critical thinking skills, in reading of the great texts, and in clearly communicating their ideas.
  Our math and science programs produce students that are accepted into technical programs at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Cal Poly.
  Alma Heights is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
  

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1955

Student Body

Total Students 322 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 55%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Alma Heights Christian Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Chemistry, AP Composition and Literature, AP Language and Literature, AP United States History, Other AP by Distance Learning  
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Blue/Khaki Uniform for K-8 through French Toast Uniforms. Black, White, Blue Uniform for High School through Dennis Uniform. )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Kindergarten $6420 1st-4th Grades $7680 5th-8th Grades: $9000 High School: $12,000
% on Financial Aid 5%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kathy Slyter
Admissions Associate Anna Valladares

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Associated Student Body, Choral Music, Digital Media, Mixed Media, Social Entrepreneurship Lab, Theater Choral Music, Digital Media, Mixed Media, Theater, Associated Student Body,
Social Entrepreneurship Lab,

School Notes:

  • Colleges and Universities recently accepting our graduates

    Art Institute of San Francisco

    Auburn University

    Azusa Pacific University

    Babson University

    Baylor University

    Bentley University

    Biola University

    Boston University

    Brandeis University

    California Polytechnic Institute: San Luis Obispo

    Concordia University

    Corban University

    CSU Fullerton

    CSU Long Beach

    CSU Monterey Bay

    CSU San Diego

    Drexel University

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    Florida Institute of Technology

    Fordham University

    George Fox University

    Hofstra University

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    La Sierra University

    Lafayette College

    Liberty University

    Loyola University of Maryland

    New York University

    Northeastern University

    Oregon Tech

    Pepperdine University

    Princeton University

    Purdue University

    San Francisco State University

    San Jose State University

    Santa Clara University

    Simpson University

    St. John's University

    St. Mary’s College of California

    UC Berkeley

    UC Davis

    UC Irvine

    UC Riverside

    UC San Diego

    UC Santa Barbara

    UC Santa Cruz

    University of Chicago

    University of Colorado

    University of Denver

    University of Hawaii

    University of Maine

    University of Michigan

    University of Nevada

    University of San Francisco

    University of Texas

    University of the Pacific

    University of Washington

    Virginia Tech

    West Virginia University

    Westmont College

    Wheaton College

    Whitman College

    Whitworth University

    Willamette University

  • Profile last updated: 08/21/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Spectrum Center - Dale City (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Linda Mar (2.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Linda Mar (2.5 miles away)
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  • Pacifica Montessori School Of Linda Mar
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    (650)355-7272
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    2.5  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
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    1900 Monterey Dr
    San Bruno , CA , 94066
    (650)873-4090
    (Christian)
    3.4  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Pacifica Good Shepherd Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    909 Oceana Blvd
    Pacifica , CA , 94044
    (650)359-4544
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.6  mi  |  164  students  |  Gr.  K-8
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