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in 1997


Teacher: Student 


College Acceptance

Pacific Academy, established in 1997, is a private preparatory school for grades 7-12 located just off Interstate 5 in Encinitas, a small coastal community in northern San Diego County, and off Interstate 5 in Irvine, an affluent suburban city in Orange County.


The Pacific Academy curriculum is driven by a focus on creativity, cross-disciplinary studies, new course offerings, school events, and student led activities. Faculty and students collaborate on new initiatives, new electives, and new ways of connecting concepts across the curriculum.


Project-Based Learning (PBL) serves as a cornerstone of Pacific Academy's educational methodology. With PBL, students acquire knowledge through immersive, hands-on activities. Our Service-Learning program allows students to experience the impact of community service on every facet of life and to understand the social issues behind the necessity for service. Students will have the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally to live with and within communities they serve. Beyond the demands of our college preparatory classes, students ultimately learn to harness their talents and use them creatively, compassionately, and courageously in every aspect of their lives.

Why Pacific Academy?

  • Established in 1997

  • Average 1:10 Teacher to Student Ratio

  • Fully Accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

  • UC Approved Courses

  • Flexible Schedule for Touring Athletes/Musicians

  • Monthly Counseling & Advisement

  • Caring and Safe Community

  • Focus on Content Mastery

  • Rigorous Academic Courses

  • International Program

  • 100% College Acceptance

  • Student-Centered Curriculum

  • Accredited Online Courses

  • Quality College Prep Education

  • Personalized Career Planning & Counseling

  • SAT, ACT, and AP Prep

  • Talent Assessment & Enhancement

  • Project -Based Learning

  • School-Wide Mindfulness Program

  • Enrichment Services and Resources

  • Service Learning Abroad

  •  Monthly Outdoor Experiential Education

  • P.E. Alternatives such as Yoga, Surfing & Skateboarding

  • 80% of Teachers hold M.A's and /or Ph.D.'s

  • Emphasis on Leadership, Community and Service

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