Meaningful Education

Students come to Pacific Crest from a variety of public, private and home school environments, but all tend to share two things in common when they join us: First, they choose to be here, and second, they are seeking ways to make their education meaningful. This is demonstrated daily in our students’ commitment, creativity and achievements both at school and in the community.

Quotes from Pacific Crest Students

Our students describe the Pacific Crest experience as:
  • Freedom
  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • Independent
  • Welcoming
  • Motivating
  • Inclusive
  • Tight-Knit
  • Playful
  • Thought-Provoking
  • Creative
  • Educationally Diverse
  • Artistic
  • Unforgettable
  • Goofy
  • Wow!

Student Thoughts on Pacific Crest

Why did you choose to come to Pacific Crest?

I needed a fresh start at a place where nobody knew me already. When I shadowed everyone said hi to me in the halls. After that experience, I knew Pacific Crest was the right school for me.”

It seemed like an inviting community where I could learn at my level and choose what I wanted to learn. I was right!”

I was tired of the more rigid public school curriculum.”

Describe the academic environment at Pacific Crest.

“Teachers meet you where you’re at and will help you succeed no matter what. Teachers always check in with you one on one and help you every step of the way.”

“You can learn at your own pace with help from friendly and inviting teachers. Math in particular is not determined by age or grade, but by where you are academically.”

“Informal yet informative.”

What makes Pacific Crest unique compared to other places you’ve been?

“At Pacific Crest you have the freedom to choose your own classes. At Pacific Crest you can also be friends with everyone no matter what grade they may be in at school. In addition, there aren’t any cliques.”

“It has mixed-age classes, open campus, and you have lots of input in deciding your schedule/classes. It’s also very small.”

“There are more fun events and a more inviting environment.”

What advice do you have for students coming to Pacific Crest?

“My advice to students coming to Pacific Crest is to come with an open mind. Pacific Crest can be a whole new scene for people but after attending Pacific Crest for 6 years, I can strongly say that Pacific Crest has changed my life for the better and it can change your life too.”

“Don’t be afraid to be your own crazy self, because everyone will accept you for who you are! Also, be prepared to be in charge of your own learning.”

“Have a willingness to learn, to love, and to laugh.”