Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 261 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,975
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pacifica Christian High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2005

Student Body

Total Students
261 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Pacifica Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based, AP Spanish Language and Culture (Spanish 4 AP), AP Studio Art, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance is available. Apply online at www.pacificachristian.org
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Jackie Pasche
Admissions Associate
Joy Frederich
Endowment Size
$1.8 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Annual Service Trips, Club Hope - Service Trips (Africa, Mexico), Dynamic and Professional Performing Arts program, International Travel Program, Student Council, The Players Club - Theatre Troupe, Weekly Club program, Young Filmmakers

Club or Organization:
DECA

School Notes

  • Our vision is to provide a quality Christian education for young men and women of West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City, Westchester, Central Los Angeles, and beyond. We are looking for students and families from any neighborhood who seek a rigorous liberal arts and college preparatory education.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (27 reviews)
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Pacifica is like a second home to me. Class sizes aren`t too big or small and the teachers are always there to help you. I am the athletics photographer and it`s always super fun getting involved at Pacifica.
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Pacifica is a great environment that is full of joy and love from the faculty and staff, as well as the students. I come to school every morning knowing I will be taken care of no matter what. the way the classes are smaller creates a space for students to build actual relationships with their teachers, which is incredibly important.
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Great school! Would go again!
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I`m currently enrolled at Pacifica and I have never regretted coming here! I can choose as many extracurricular activities as I want and build a community with everyone I meet. The teachers here are very open to communicating with students about their schedules and accommodations.
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I am currently enrolled at Pacifica and it is truly an honor! This is definitely the best school I have ever attended and it`s such a joy to be able to go to a great school every day! An environment is a great place and everyone is so sweet!!
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I am so glad that I chose Pacifica for high school. I am excited to come to school every day. The teachers and students contribute to the great learning environment here and are all such supportive people. Can`t say enough great things!
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I love the teachers here and they are really encouraging and they truly care about you. The community built at Pacifica is amazing and it feels like a family.
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5  
Pacifica encourages an inclusive learning environment where all values and beliefs are accepted and welcomed. Pacifica places an emphasis on forming teacher-student relationships. Great school!
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Pacifica Christian is truly a unique place full of students and teachers who care for each other. Every day I go to school knowing I am supported and taken care of. Pacifica is different from every other school, and I would want nothing more from my high school experience. I love Pacifica!!
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Pacifica is a school unlike any other. Contrary to many schools that just teach you how to build a resume, Pacifica teaches you how to build a life. After four years here I can say that Pacifica has not just helped me strengthen in my academics, but also in my beliefs. With an emphasis on logic and Socratic classes, Pacifica has taught me HOW to think not what to think.
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Pacifica is an incredible school with an awesome staff that makes every student feel welcome and they provide a safe learning environment for people of all backgrounds. There`s a large variety of sports and arts programs for every student to participate in and show their talent!
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I`ve had a great experience at Pacifica. Pacifica is great for balancing sports, academics, and the arts. I would definitely recommend it if you`re looking for a tightly-knit school!
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5  
Pacifica creates a learning environment centered around success and inclusivity. They offer many different outlets to express creativity and prepare for college and the working world.
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5  
I am a sophomore at Pacifica and I love how welcoming everyone was freshman year and how family-oriented the school is! The teachers and students are all very kind.
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I love the family environment at Pacifica and I really feel as if I can make meaningful connections with my classmates. Everyone here is super amicable and I really enjoy how I really feel included with everything here. The education is rigorous yet very manageable and it is super easy to communicate with your teachers. Thank you.
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Pacifica Christian is a school which not only has excellent academics, but also a welcoming environment that challenges students in a way that shapes them into people who love truth, knowledge, and grace. Pacifica faculty make the students feel as though they genuinely care about their well-being and teach because they want to, not out of necessity. Pacifica has been an amazing place that produces positive effects on its students and community.
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5  
Pacifica`s great! Amazing teachers and athletics with lots of support. The student body is very nice too!
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5  
Pacifica Christian High School is a very fun and excepting school. The community is very helpful and heartwarming. And the teachers are very easy to talk to.
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Pacifica is a great inclusive school with a strong community and accessibility. The school is full of students from various backgrounds and as well as a strong faculty presence felt on campus. Many students are in art productions, sports, and various clubs simultaneously, demonstrating the inclusivity of the school. The school's student body is size but extremely active, all of which is due to the community and culture fostered by the school. Students at Pacifica have bought into this culture and it is felt the moment anyone walks onto the campus.
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Pacifica Christian High School is a great school and has an amazing learning environment. The class sizes are not too big which helps with the student-teacher connection and also makes it easier to ask for help one-on-one. The community is another reason why it is such a great school, everyone is so welcoming and nice, teachers truly care and want to help you improve in areas that you need some assistance in and the staff is very helpful.
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Pacifica Christian High School makes sure that the relationships between students and teachers are personal, and the teachers actually care about their student's well-being. The smaller class sizes make it easier for students to learn effectively, and efficiently, as the teacher can place an emphasis on more one-on-one learning; they connect with the students, as well as make office hours available for students who need help with their studies. Overall, I think that Pacifica is a good option for new families looking into high schools.
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Pacifica is AWESOME!!! I'm a current Sophomore and have really enjoyed my time thus far. I came to Pacifica because of the tight-knit community. The teachers love their jobs, and it really shows through their teaching. The teachers pace the class just right so you feel challenged but not overwhelmed. So many other classes you just read from a textbook but at Pacifica we have engaging lessons and the teachers make time for us to ask questions and get us the help they need which is both extremely helpful and promotes a better learning environment. They are always eager to help. Pacifica also has a strong athletics department. You need to participate in sports for half (4/8) of your semesters at Pacifica. You can be on one of Pacifica's many teams which consistently go to Regional and State Championships, or you can get sports credit by participating in an outside sports team or club. The choice is yours. Some people choose not to go to Pacifica because of the smaller-than-average campus and grade sizes (about 60 kids per grade). I love this because this means having smaller individual classes (which are about 20 students at most). This makes a better learning environment and is super beneficial for both the student and teacher. I know almost everyone in the entire school and we all get along great. Pacifica is truly a special place. I have learned so much in my classes at Pacifica I`m thrilled to have found it! I 100% recommend it to everyone!
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5  
Pacifica Christian High School is a wonderful and enriching learning environment. The class sizes are small which then gives the student more one-on-one time with the teacher. My biggest class is 12 students and my smallest class is 7 students. The teachers truly care about their students they take the time to get to know each and every one of us so that you always have a friendly person to go to. I will recommend Pacifica to anyone looking for a high school that truly cares about your needs.
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Pacifica Christian High School is unlike any other school I have attended. I love the competitiveness of athletics as well as their strive for excellence in the classroom. Pacifica's motto is to 'Think and Live Well,' and I think they do a fantastic job of modeling that inside and outside the classroom. The teachers genuinely care about their jobs, and they love encouraging students to learn. When it comes to the social aspect, Pacifica is unmatched. I was unsure how I would make friends when I first came to Pacifica, but I now know almost everyone in the school. The inclusivity in this school is truly incredible. Finally, Pacifica has so many other ways for you to stay involved outside of the classroom. There is the student government, ambassador program, National Honors Society, service opportunities, many committees, a plethora of clubs to join, and so much more. Pacifica truly is a life-changing place.
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We have sent all four of our children to Pacifica. It was an incredible experience!!! Not only were they well educated in the classroom by outstanding teachers, they were taught to be outstanding young men and women. The teachers engaged in and out of the classroom and encouraged our kids to do the same. Our kids took risks and stretched themselves in many new ways. The school is incredibly diverse, ethnically, socio-economically, and religiously. There is a community atmosphere with an open and vibrant spirit. My kids enjoyed the travel program, played multiple sports, were involved in the arts and excelled in STEM fields. We got involved in the parent community and found it very rewarding. The staff is unified and principled in their approach to educating their students. Our kids were guided through the college process well, ending up with many quality options. Two of them matriculated to UCLA and one to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Our daughter is a current student.
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My son comes home from school happy everyday. Although he is a transfer student, he felt at home right away. In past years, he usually had one great teacher, one real stinker and the rest were kind of walking through the process. The Pacifica teachers are all excellent, no weak links, he tells me almost daily. He says it makes a difference when it feels like they really care about you and as a parent, there is really nothing you you want to hear more than your kid tell you they are happy at school.
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Pacifica Christian High School is a truly unique school. The small class sizes and good student-teacher ratio provide an individualized experience for each student. Here you are not just another student, and you have a true opportunity to form your identity here among students and teaches without being lost amount thousands of other students. Teachers will make time for you and are very flexible with students' needs. I highly recommend this school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 261 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,975
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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