STUDENTS ARE CURIOUS AND CREATIVE. PASSIONATE. THEY DESIRE TO KNOW WHY, TO FIND THEIR PLACES IN THE WORLD.
The Pacifica college-preparatory program readies students for work at top universities, with graduation requirements that exceed the minimum University of California standards. Importantly, however, a Pacifica education also promotes joy in learning! The academic program leads students on a four-year journey through the humanities, sciences, and the arts, while integrating faith into the curriculum when appropriate. This path focuses on the Great Conversation of the Western tradition utilizing the tools of inquiry and rhetoric. It also develops a student’s analytical, problem-solving, and technological skills, preparing him or her for a vital role in the 21st Century economy.
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- A rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum preparing students to study at any college in the country.
- The integration of faith and learning into the classroom when appropriate.
- A high level of engagement between students and teachers that fosters academic achievement, joy in learning, and the development of good young men and women who understand how to think and live well.
- Customization and personalization for each student.
- Opportunities for involvement in athletics, arts, leadership, and extra-curricular activities that fill out each student’s educational program.
- Teaching based on inquiry, rhetoric, and higher-level thinking skills.
- Use of Socratic method and discussion, with a focus on writing, speaking and listening.
- A curriculum founded on the great conversation of Western Civilization where all topics, sacred and secular, are explored giving students a full and enriching education.
- Joy and interest in learning. Education as an end in itself.
- A commitment to truth, beauty, and goodness.
- Learning as the pursuit of truth, realizing that all truth is God’s truth—an approach which allows for open, honest, and safe expression of all perspectives, thoughts, and ideas.
- A school for all neighborhoods where students come together from all religious, socio-economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds to journey together toward a common goal.
As the school grows we will offer United States History, English Literature & Composition, English Language and Composition, Statistics, Calculus, Spanish Language and Culture or Spanish Literature and Culture, Biology, and Studio Art.
As the school grows we will offer Ancient and Medieval History, Ancient and Medieval Literature and Composition, European Literature and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Government, and Foundations of the 20th Century.