Pacific Ridge School
EMPLOYER PROFILE
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  • The Mission
    In a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge School prepares students for college and a purposeful life.

  • The School<ul type="circle">
  • A Middle and Upper School (grades 7-12), founded in 2007
  • Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
  • Initial accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools
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  • The Campus<ul type="circle">
  • Carlsbad, California
  • Academic and administrative buildings, laboratories, gathering spaces, full-size soccer/lacrosse field, outdoor sports courts
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  • The Students
    • Total 2008-2009 enrollment of 225 students in 7th, 8th,9th, and 10th grades, with roughly equal numbers of female and male students<ul type="square">
    • Planned growth to achieve Middle School grade size of 75 and Upper School grade size of 90 for total enrollment of 510
    • 2007 -2008: 7th and 9th grades
    • 2008-2009: 7th - 10th grades
    • 2009-2010: 7th- 11th grades
    • 2010-2011: 7th-12th grades
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  • Class Size<ul type="circle">
  • Average class size of 15
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  • The Academic Program<ul type="circle">
  • Seminar-style learning
  • Integrated academic program to allow students to address over-arching ethical questions, and to unite content across thematic touchpoints, or Big Ideas
  • Talented and experienced teachers, many with advanced degrees
  • Curriculum exceeds University of California requirements for admission
  • Honors and advanced placement courses
  • Diploma requirements<ul type="square">
  • History – 3 years
  • Science – 3 years
  • Mathematics – 3 years
  • English – 4 years
  • Language – 2 years of same language, plus community Mandarin Chinese
  • Arts – 2 years
  • Health – One trimester
  • Athletics/Physical Education – 2 years (or equivalent)
  • Global Engagement requirement
  • Service learning as part of the standard curriculum
  • Arts program with dance, music, visual and theatrical arts
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  • Campus Life<ul type="circle">
  • A full range of student-led clubs, academic competitions, publications, student government and social activities
  • Comprehensive physical education program
  • Competitive athletic program for Middle and Upper School students
  • Students wear uniforms
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  • Beyond Pacific Ridge<ul type="circle">
  • Individual college counseling for 10th – 12th grade students
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    COMPANY INFORMATION
    Organization Name: Pacific Ridge School
    Address 1: 6269 El Fuerte
    Address 2:
    City, State, Zip: Carlsbad, California  92009
     
    Type: Private
    Number of Students: 556
    Lowest Grade: 7
    Highest Grade: 12
     
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