Student-driven projects build context and confidence.
At Pacific Ridge, Signature Experiences are developed at each grade level to augment classroom learning and co-curricular programming, and to address the “purposeful life” element of the Pacific Ridge School mission statement. In the Middle School, these experiences allow students to examine a complex topic from multiple angles and explore the practical applications of their classroom studies. In the Upper School, students are encouraged to delve into a topic that interests them and, through a student-designed project, connect with the school community and larger world. Ranging from integrated academic exercises to highly anticipated rites of passage, the Signature Experiences give real-world context and deeper meaning to the learning process.