Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should our family select Pacific Academy Encinitas?
A: Pacific Academy Encinitas provides an excellent, individualized education for its students always meeting the child where they are at. We do this so successfully by offering small classes, individualized learning options, project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching. In addition to core college preparatory curriculum, Pacific Academy Encinitas emphasizes international, cross-cultural, technological education in order to prepare graduates for life in the 21st Century.
Q: What special opportunities do you offer students?
A: Pacific Academy Encinitas' students have the opportunity to discover and explore areas they are passionate about outside the classroom – the arts, technology, surfing, other ocean-related interests, service learning and more. Each student is encouraged to try new endeavors, cultivate his or her individuality, and discover where their personal interests and talents lie.
Q: Does Pacific Academy Encinitas offer college counseling?
A: Yes, each student at PAE is assigned a counselor upon entry into the school. Both PAE and PA (Headquartered in Irvine) Lead Administrative teams carefully review each student’s file and identifies the best possible counselor for each student given their interests, grade level and academic needs. Students will have the same counselor for the course of their study at Pacific Academy Encinitas.
Q: When are applications due?
A: PAE has a rolling admissions process.
Q: What are the age requirements for students?
A: Pacific Academy Encinitas accepts students ages 5 through 18, Grades K-12.
Q: When will students be notified of the admission decision?
A: We anticipate that the student will be notified of the committee's decision one week after submission of all required documents.
Q: Is your curriculum aligned with CA state standards?
A: Yes, Pacific Academy Encinitas' curriculum meets CA state educational requirements. We are WASC accredited and our courses are recognized and accepted by many universities, including the University of California.
Q: Does Pacific Academy Encinitas offer AP classes?
A: Pacific Academy Encinitas offers AP classes, which can help students increase their opportunities of gaining admissions into selective universities. We also offer a variety of online courses, giving students access to hundreds of subjects and learning opportunities.
Q: What is your teacher:student ratio?
A: PAE offers a personalized and respectful learning environment for all of our students, across all grade levels. Our faculty to student ratio is 1:10. Our students receive the attention they need to grow intellectually and as citizens of the 21st Century.
Q: Does Pacific Academy require school uniforms?
A: While the other campuses of PA require uniforms, in keeping with our low-key, Encinitas lifestyle, PAE does not.
Q: Is Pacific Academy Encinitas religiously affiliated?
A: No. Pacific Academy Encinitas is a non-sectarian, non-denominational school environment.