A comprehensive, engaging education is an investment with lifelong returns.

Reading the information on this page is a good first step toward understanding costs, opportunities for assistance, and options for managing expenses during the school year. However, please do not hesitate to contact Admissions at 760-579-4901, if you have questions not answered here.
Pacific Ridge School represents a significant step in a student’s path to learning and growth. An empowering and challenging secondary education leads them to develop the skills and character to thrive in college and serves as a foundation for a purposeful life ahead. The investment in this experience means connecting students to an incredible range of opportunities and developing the vision to turn them into something extraordinary.

Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $35,100.

Pacific Ridge offers a tuition assistance program for families with demonstrated need, as well as several payment options to help all families manage tuition expenses (see below). We encourage you to apply for tuition assistance if you feel that a Pacific Ridge education is not within reach for financial reasons.

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  • Additional Expenses To Expect

    In addition to tuition, the following costs may be incurred during your child's time at Pacific Ridge School (estimates based on 2018 prices):

    • Books: $400 - $500
    • Uniforms: $100 - $400
    • Lunch: Families can choose to order lunch from Ki’s School Lunch, with meals at $6 and higher.
    • Optional Transportation: Round trip - $2,636; One-way -$1,680
    • Year-end Global Travel (Pacific Ridge gives assistance for trip costs to families receiving tuition assistance.) 2017 prices:
      • 7th grade  - Leadership in Big Bear - $515
      • 8th grade - Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C. -$2,300
      • 9th grade - Becoming World Travelers in China - $4,400
      • 10th grade - Community and Outdoor Leadership - $1,850
      • 11th and 12th grades - small-group experiences in the U.S. and around the world - range from $1,000 to $4,900
    • Student-specific activities, e.g., attendance at a Model United Nations conference, travel for a sports tournament
    • Voluntary Annual Fund contribution

Pacific Ridge gives more than $3.5 million each year in tuition assistance for about 30% of its students.


Pacific Ridge offers families several payment options to help manage tuition expenses. After paying a 10% non-refundable deposit at the time of enrolling, families can choose one of several payment options. Balances can be paid in full, in two payments, or in ten payments. Tuition insurance is also available.

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  • Option 1: Single Payment

    Families who choose this option pay the full balance on June 1. For example, a family paying full tuition of $35,100 would pay the 10% deposit of $3,510 when enrolling in March, followed by a single payment of  $31,590 on June 1.
  • Option 2: Two Payments

    Families who choose this option spread the balance over two payment periods following the initial enrollment deposit of $3,510: June 1 ($15,795) and January 1 ($15,795). There is a $220 processing fee for this plan, and participants are required to purchase tuition insurance. The insurance premium is 1.2% of the student's tuition, less the advance deposit.
  • Option 3: Ten Payments

    Families who choose this option make the initial deposit of $3,510 when enrolling, then spread the balance over ten monthly payment periods beginning in June and ending in March. There is $440 processing fee for this plan, and participants are required to purchase tuition insurance. The insurance premium is 1.2% of the student's tuition, less the advance deposit.
"A purposeful education is more than excellent academics. It has led my children to think about what their education means, and how they will use it to make productive choices, both in college and afterward."  - Parent