Pacific Ridge School is a grades 7-12 independent school located in Carlsbad’s Bressi Ranch neighborhood. The college-preparatory school has several distinct features that draw families to it.

• Classes of 15 students sit alongside their teachers at large, oval tables called “Harkness” tables where students actively discuss course material, developing strong speaking, listening, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

• A comprehensive service learning program teaches students how to serve and learn from communities in need

• At the end of each school year over 90 percent of students travel around the country and the world for academic, linguistic and cultural study

• A robust arts program, a healthy slate of athletic offerings and many other co-curricular activities help students explore their interests and give them opportunities to grow and lead

Graduates of Pacific Ridge attend top universities around the country and overseas, where they are well prepared to take advantage of all that college has to offer.

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