Arroyo Pacific Academy
5.00 (3 reviews)
Arroyo Pacific Academy Photo #2 - During the spring break or start of summer, an international trip is organized to allow students, alumni, and parents the opportunity to travel to foreign destinations.
Arroyo Pacific Academy Photo #3 - A scene from one of the many plays produced by the drama department and students.
Arroyo Pacific Academy Photo #4 - Students from the Business Entrepreneurship class display their final projects.
- Founded in 1998, Arroyo Pacific Academy is a four year private, coeducational high school located in Arcadia California.
- The school provides for a friendly and welcoming community that is very supportive and encourages individual growth.
- Arroyo Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
- Arroyo Pacific has been authorized to issue I-20 students visas by SEVIS.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$600|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Cost is based on number of classes taken|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||100 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||14 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|Number of AP Courses||16 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History|
|Average SAT score||1170|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$17,000|
|Tuition Notes||Scholarships and financial assistance is available for local students|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Robert Nguyen|
|Admissions Associate||Janice Yen|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketball, Rugby,|
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||10 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||International Travel, Photography|
Club or Organization:
Chess, Community Service, Outdoor education & Backpacking, Student government, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- Small class sizes with individual attention
- Curriculum adapted to students' education plans.
- Supportive program for students who may have special learning needs.
- Fully accredited by WASC, college preparatory curriculum
- Advanced Placement Scholar Institute
- International Student Program, I-20 student visa authorization
- Students accepted into top colleges and universities
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Pasadena Grades: 9-12 | 565 students
169 South Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626)817-4000 7.1 9-12
- Pasadena Grades: K-12 | 858 students
1030 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626)396-6300 5.6 K-12
- San Gabriel Grades: K-12 | 482 students
8827 E Broadway
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626)292-1156 4 K-12
My son attends this school. It is absolutely wonderful. He is a senior this year. The first week of school, I asked him to tell me what his thoughts were about school. He said, " I like this school because I don't feel INVISIBLE. I ask a question, the teacher stops and listens." Phil Clarke and his staff allow every student a voice. That translates into a positive learning environment.
- Posted by Parent - Silvi
I highly recommend Arroyo Pacific Academy! My youngest daughter spent 4 successful years there & graduated recently. She had always struggled academically, but flourished at Arroyo, due to their smaller classroom sizes & the individual attention she received from her teachers. I loved how the teachers helped the students stay organized & focused, & kept the students accountable & responsible for their school work. As a result, my daughter mastered subjects she could never grasp before! Her grades went from C's and D's to B's and a few A's, (which was quite an accomplishment). I spent a lot of time volunteering, so I could see how things were run. I was impressed with the teachers & just about everything overall! We felt so lucky to have found such a special school. I liked that whether your teen was on the 'Ivy League' path or on the 'remedial studies' path, all received the best curriculum suited for them. My daughter loved her high school years & had many positive experiences. She made many lasting friendships & especially enjoyed the international students. She still corresponds with many & hopes to visit them soon, (in their native country)!
- Posted by Parent - linda
This is a wonderful school. My son is a junior. We were attracted to the school because of the guaranteed small class size and its media program. The school guarantees that every class will have fewer than 15 students. This helps students be successful. They are able to get feedback from their teachers daily. Their homework is graded in a timely manner so that students can find out if they understand the material. Additionally, after school, students can go to their teachers to get help with their homework. How great is this? My son was attracted to the media production program. The school has a news program. Students are able to create their own films. The instructor has years of experience in the Film industry and is an absolutely fantastic teacher. He is very encouraging and motivates his students. The school also has an excellent Drama and Music program. Because the school is so small students are able to participate to a much greater degree than in other school. All of the teachers are wonderful professionals. In many schools Advanced Placement (AP) courses are only offered to some students. Arroyo Pacific allows all of its students to take any of the AP classes that are offered. The students do very well on the AP Exams. Arroyo Pacific helps the students succeed by offering a Pre-AP class in the summer. This makes the class much less daunting for students and they are able to cover all of the material. The programs at Arroyo Pacific is structured to help students excel. The program is definitely student oriented. Arroyo Pacific works with students to help them succeed. The school has 4 quarters a school year. Students spend around 9 weeks in one quarter, then have finals and a short break. This enables students to focus on the subject without getting bored. The small class size, the ability to obtain after school tutoring with teachers, the excellent teachers all contribute to every student having an opportunity to do well. This is a great school. I wish every student had an opportunity to be in a program like this.
- Posted by Parent - clara
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