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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
6269 El Fuerte St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Telephone
(760) 448-9820

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$17,670
From Pacific Ridge School

Pacific Ridge School inspires curious young minds to be thoughtful, collaborative, and globally-minded by integrating a multitude of intercurricular opportunities with a robust academic schedule. Through an inclusive and innovative approach to acquiring and applying knowledge, students gain confidence and self-awareness—developing into young adults with advanced communication skills who are prepared to drive and design their success in the 21st century.

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Pacific Ridge School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
71 responses
Average ACT
31
96 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • End-of-the-Year Trips
    67%
  • Rube Goldberg project
    11%
  • Bus Safety Community Life
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
616
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,830
National
$949
Median Home Value
$674,400
National
$184,700

Pacific Ridge School Reviews

112 reviews
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Two years in, it has been a very good experience. Great kids! Very welcoming. The Exeter math is challenging and well thought out. The teachers and administration seem very engaged. It seems like all the stake holders are trying to do their best which is more than I can say about our previous school. The focus is tuning good kids into great adults.
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Having sent both my kids to PRS, I feel the investment was so worth it. They were more than prepared for college, but just as important, they had the chance to explore interests, play sports, travel internationally and learn about themselves as people. Harkness is what drew us to the school, and both my kids learned communication and critical thinking skills that will benefit them far beyond college. Between the two kids attending for six years each, I think there was only one bad teacher and that person only stayed one year. Other teachers were terrific and really knew my kids and cared for them. I love the school's approach to learning.
Our family's experience at PRS has been mostly positive and in some ways, priceless. Our child started there in 7th grade and is now a senior. There are many, many excellent, enthusiastic teachers and a few not so great ones. But that would be true anywhere. The admin has been mostly receptive to suggestions and complaints. The atmosphere feels like they are actively striving to have an outstanding school. I don't understand those who say the arts are not supported here. My child is in theatre and it seems supported by all in a big way! The priceless thing we have gained is a child who was shy and reserved became one who is confident, well-spoken and very involved at school. I doubt that would have happened at a larger school. My child attended a program at a top university this past summer and credited PRS with preparing them to actively and intelligently participate in class discussion.