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Pacific Ridge School
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  • Private
  • CARLSBAD, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Pacific Ridge School is fully open with all students in grades 6-12 on campus. Masks are required for indoor spaces. Families are welcome to schedule a personal, on-campus tour or attend an upcoming event. Please email admissions@pacificridge.org or call 760.579.4901 to speak with a member of the Admissions team. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No data available  
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,100
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
$17,760
From Pacific Ridge School

Pacific Ridge School is an educational experience for grades 6-12 dedicated to developing in its students intellect, agility, and courage that will serve them in young adulthood and beyond.

At Pacific Ridge School, we offer an outstanding education that prepares students to enter adulthood with resilience and a strong sense of self. To achieve this, we believe in creating the right set of experiences for every student to develop a sense of curiosity, the mindset to solve any problem, and the determination to achieve the extraordinary. We know the students that pass through our doors are empowered to make positive change in the world, and we enable them to do so with creativity and confidence.

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Pacific Ridge School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
113 responses
Average ACT
31
144 responses

Harkness Learning at Pacific Ridge School

It all starts in the classroom with small groups and lively discussions around the Harkness table. Our approach involves empowering students with the confidence to engage with challenging material and appreciate diverse perspectives. Each student is seen, heard, and actively included, which helps them to develop the critical thinking and open-mindedness to undertake anything that comes their way.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • End-of-the-Year Trips
    68%
  • Bus Safety Community Life
    9%
  • Rube Goldberg project
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
638
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 20 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 20 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 20 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 16 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$110,478
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,025
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$814,700
National
$217,500

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