Pacific Bay Christian School

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At Pacific Bay Christian School we have the ambitious goal of educating students to lead lives of significance. While we are a college preparatory school and, therefore, academically rigorous, we also pay close atttention to our students' character formation in an inclusive, Christ-centered community. We strive to empower students to truly experience education and prepare them to engage in the important issues of our world with courage and curiosity.
Pacific Bay Christian School is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 322 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,724
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / May. 1 / rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
322 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Pacific Bay Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Chemistry, AP Composition and Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Language and Literature, AP United States History, Other AP by Distance Learning
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(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. 31 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten: $8885 1st-5th Grades: $10613 6th - 8th: $12448 High School: $15724
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Anna Valladares
Admissions Associate
Christina Pestana



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Associated Student Body, Chess Club, Robotics Team, Speech and Debate

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Music, Digital Media, Mixed Media, Theater

School Notes

  • PacBay's educational approach is captured by three words: play, passion, and purpose.  Our innovative outdoor education program illustrates this approach by engaging all students in surfing, hiking, biking, and urban farming.  This program aims to expand students' minds, strengthen their bodies, and deepen their understanding of how they relate and connect to their environment, to one another, and ultimately, to their Creator.
  • As an academically rigorous, college preparatory school, all high school courses are UC-certified.  We offer 14 AP classes and an ever-expanding list of electives.  The senior thesis project, Senior Seminar: Justice is the capstone to a PacBay education and important preparation for college.  Our graduates are accepted to some of the top colleges and universities around the country, and are represented across all the Universities of California campuses.
  • Our 37-acre coastside campus is easily accessible from San Francisco and San Mateo county.  Students come from 17 Bay area communities to attend.  Transportation is available.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 322 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,724
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / May. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $21,400 for elementary schools and $31,557 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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