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. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
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.: 43%
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


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


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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