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The Arts are Essential
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If you tune into the academic programs at Pacific Ridge School, you will often hear the phrase "Arts are Essential" — a reminder that the most effective kinds of 21st century education include visual and performing experiences at their core, not simply as "extra" or occasional activities. Studying the arts is one of the best ways to encourage kids to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, develop confidence, and express who they are.

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RSDS at Pacific Ridge

The Regional Student Diversity Summit (RSDS) is a one-day student-organized conference that brings together students and faculty from Southern California's independent high schools. The planning committee for RSDS includes students from four San Diego independent schools: The Bishop's School, Francis Parker School, La Jolla Country Day, and Pacific Ridge School.

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The 9th Grade Experience

Pacific Ridge School has always been interested in the kind of growth and learning that comes from failure and discomfort. Any parent, grown adult, and educator knows that young people learn more deeply and more rapidly in moments of “failure” and “discomfort” than at any other time. As a result, since our inception, we built the Pacific Ridge program to be full of opportunities for both.

However, nowhere is Pacific Ridge School’s commitment to growth and development through “failure” and “discomfort” more prominent than it is in ninth grade.

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Commencement 2023
Students, Parents, Family Members, Faculty, Staff, on behalf of our Board of Trustees, welcome to Commencement, 2023 - the 13th in Pacific Ridge School history - and the day Pacific Ridge will hand over its 1,000th high school diploma.  It’s true!
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