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Academic Excellence

Middle School Science Pacific Ridge School

Developing the intellect, agility, and courage to thrive

At Pacific Ridge, we incorporate real-world challenges, innovative approaches, and a growth mindset throughout our rigorous curriculum. Our dedicated and passionate faculty strives to impart a genuine love of learning to all of our students, propelling them further than they even imagined.

Students actively engage in our Harkness classrooms.

Our program has been carefully developed to ensure that the real-world issues our students will encounter are recognized by all parts of their curriculum. Discussing these issues in seminar-style "Harkness" classrooms promotes important 21st century skills, including:

  • critical thinking
  • careful listening
  • articulate, respectful communication
  • collaboration

Curricular Integration gives learning context and meaning.

Integrating content and values across academic disciplines and throughout the educational experience is central to our mission. Students learn to make connections between and beyond traditional disciplines in a way that adds depth, breadth and purpose to learning.

Our academic program connects students to the world.

Our co-curricular programs, including global education and service learning, give students hands-on opportunities to take their learning beyond the classroom walls. At Pacific Ridge, we aim to educate responsible, involved citizens of both the local community and the world at large, and to show students that their studies can make a meaningful impact on their lives and the lives of others


Creativity is everywhere on campus.


Firebirds lead both on and off the field or court.

Clubs & Activities

There are endless ways to get involved.