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Harkness Pacific Ridge School

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

Welcome to Pacific Ridge.

Head of School Dr. Bob Ogle

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 - academic excellence, ethical responsibility, and global engagement - support our academic program, as well as the extensive number of co-curricular offerings, extra-curricular activities and opportunities our students explore. Its aims - preparation for college and a purposeful life - are realized by students who come to understand that learning is a joyful, life-long pursuit, and that the world contains many kinds of classrooms.

At the heart of Pacific Ridge School are the multi-faceted interactions between our students, their peers, and their teachers. This is a community designed to give its members space to grow; one that provides the opportunity to stretch, along with the support and guidance needed to do it successfully. As our students challenge themselves academically, explore assumptions from new perspectives and become aware of their roles as members of a global community, they discover the kinds of people they would like to become.

We know the students that pass through our doors will be empowered to enact positive change in the world, and we enable them to do so with creativity and confidence.

While visiting our website is a good first step for interested families, I encourage you to look for performances, athletic competitions and admissions events to attend on campus. Come meet the faculty, staff, and students who make Pacific Ridge an engaged and supportive community.

Dr. Bob Ogle

Head of School

Our Core Values

Commit to Learning

We seek to grow through curiosity, perseverance, and an open mind. We believe there is joy in learning.

Own Our Outcomes 

We are accountable for our actions and their impact. We learn from our experiences and make purposeful changes.

Acknowledge Views Beyond Our Own

We respect the diversity of our community. We encourage conversations that promote learning and inclusivity.

Care for Our Community

We build community through courage, conviction, and  kindness.

 

 

Academic Excellence

Harkness, small classes, and great teachers unleash student potential.

Ethical Responsibility

We empower our students to make positive change in the world.

Global Engagement

Experiencing different cultures leads to global citizenship.