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

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Who We Are

Pacific Ridge School is an educational experience dedicated to developing strong minds and courageous spirits to serve students in young adulthood and beyond. Our mission statement guides everything that we do. Its pillars support our academic program, as well as the extensive number of co-curricular offerings, extra-curricular activities, and opportunities our students explore. Our faculty and staff share this experience with students in the classroom, on the stage or field, out serving the local community, and off exploring the globe. 

A Community of Care

Ours is a community designed to give all its members – no matter their age or level of experience – space to grow; one that provides the opportunity to stretch, along with the support and guidance needed to do it successfully. 

We are committed to the growth of our teachers and offer opportunities for professional development as well as a wealth of potential mentorship within our deeply experienced faculty. The Harkness pedagogy enhances teaching skills in all disciplines and provides interest and variety to classroom instruction.

Faculty and staff members can follow their passions as advisors to clubs and service learning groups, as coaches, and as trip leaders during global travel. There are endless ways to get involved. 

We invite you to get to know us and learn more about our community!

Welcome to North County!

North County San Diego has a laid-back SoCal vibe all its own. Beautiful beaches, lagoons, and nature preserves provide opportunities for surfing, hiking, biking, and just enjoying the out of doors. Excellent restaurants and a vibrant music and arts scene keep residents active during the week and on weekends. All of San Diego's attractions are within easy driving distance and in winter, ski slopes are only a few hours away.

There are lots of good reasons to love calling North County home!

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Administrative Positions

School Counselor (Part-Time, Exempt): Under the direction of the Director of Student Support Center, the School Counselor is primarily responsible for supporting the academic needs and social/emotional well-being of students.  Ability to communicate well with administrators, faculty, parents, and students is essential.  Close collaboration with School Counselors, Director of Student Support Center, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, Division Heads, and School Nurse is expected.  The School Counselor will take an active role in determining whether a student needs additional academic support, including educational testing and/or school accommodations.  The School Counselor will also take on other roles or responsibilities in the realm of school life (based upon interest, experience, and need). To learn more about this position and to apply online, please click here.

Pay rate: $52,000 - $58,000 

Academic Positions

Substitute Teacher (BA required): For those looking to gain experience in education, we are always looking to grow our substitute teacher pool.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to Jamie Serafini, Director of Academic Operations at

Pay rate up to: $27/hour

If you are interested in teaching at Pacific Ridge School and would like to be considered for a teaching role that we do not have listed above, please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and other relevant materials.  If a position becomes available, your application materials will be reviewed by the hiring manager.

Athletics Positions

Varsity Head Coach US Girls Tennis: The primary responsibility of this position is to teach, coach, advise, supervise, and care for student athletes. This position will also work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the School, and work collegially with administrators and fellow teachers. To learn more about this position and to apply online, please click here.

Pay rate: $4,000 - $5,000 


After School & Summer Programs

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Founded in 2007, Pacific Ridge School is a dynamic community offering many opportunities for personal & professional development.  Pacific Ridge School is an equal opportunity employer.  All decisions regarding recruiting, screening, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, pay, training, benefits and other conditions of employment will be made based on valid job qualifications and business reasons.  All such decisions will be made without discrimination due to any characteristic or condition protected by federal state, or local law.