Applying to Pacific Ridge School

Pacific Ridge School’s mission statement places global engagement as one of its main pillars. We are fortunate to enroll students from around the world each year, and we appreciate how varied backgrounds and experiences enhance the learning community for everyone.

If you currently reside outside of the United States and are considering applying to Pacific Ridge School, please carefully review the following frequently asked questions:

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  • Do you issue F-1 visas?

    Yes. Pacific Ridge is registered with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, and is authorized to issue I-20’s to international students so that they many acquire an F-1 visa. All international applicants who require an F-1 visa to attend school in the United States must contact International Education Management, Inc. (IEM). IEM will assist with inquiries and applications. Should a student be admitted to Pacific Ridge, IEM will also facilitate the enrollment process and secure a host family. 
  • Are you a boarding or a day school? Do you have dorms?

    We are a day school and therefore do not have any housing facilities.
  • Do you offer an English Language Learning (ELL) support?

    We require all international students to enroll in an English Skills class for the first two years at Pacific Ridge School. There is an additional tuition for this class. Our expectation is that all students are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking in English upon admission to Pacific Ridge. The English Skills class is intended to support students as they further develop fluency.  
  • Do you accept the TOEFL for admission?

    No, we require either the ISEE or the SSAT.  
  • What is your policy regarding green cards?

    Students with green cards must live with at least one parent for the duration of their time at Pacific Ridge School.  

Contact Admissions

Phone: 760-579-4901
Address: 6269 El Fuerte, Carlsbad 92009