Pacific Hills School is dedicated to providing its students with a challenging college preparatory program in a warm and supportive environment. The school is committed to establishing a racially diverse, multicultural community, and to develop each student’s full human potential through a comprehensive educational program that includes core academic subjects, the arts, athletics, community service and outdoor education.
Through the academic process, we hope to foster in our students self-awareness and self-esteem as well as respect for the knowledge, rights and opinions of others. Towards these ends, we consider certain skills to be essential for our graduates: to read well, to write clearly and coherently, to study effectively, to reason soundly, and to question thoughtfully. We also seek to promote social, political, and moral understanding and to instill in our students an appreciation for the diversity of the human and ecological condition.
Because we recognize the importance of parental involvement in a child’s education, we cultivate a climate of cooperation with our families and engage them in the educational process. Our ultimate purpose is to prepare students for successful post-secondary academic pursuits while creating in them an awareness of their role and obligation to society at large.
Pacific Hills School focuses on the human element in education. Our goal is to develop each student’s full human potential through compassion and accountability within the framework of our challenging curriculum. Our school is a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where students thrive and succeed. We set high expectations, yet are sensitive to a student’s individual needs. We take the time to listen to what our students say, and then empower them to be self-reliant. We care about kids, and we take care of kids.
A strong, but sensitive, leadership
We are proud of our relationship with our students. Our affinity for young people shows everyday, in every way. We motivate our students – sometimes pushing, sometimes pulling – to fully experience life’s opportunities. We believe in their potential; we believe in their talents; we believe in their success.
A caring and committed faculty
Although our small class size encourages student-teacher bonding, our commitment does not end when the last bell rings. After-school activities and evening and weekend events are a core part of our commitment to our students. Our teachers are role models in and beyond the classroom.
A partnership with you in the education of your child
We believe a school plays an important role in raising society’s children. We work side by side with families in the sometimes difficult, but ultimately rewarding, process of parenting. We make a difference in kids’ lives, and in the lives of their families.
We are there for your child…and for you
Open and honest communication is a core commitment at Pacific Hills School; all faculty members and administrators are readily available. Most importantly, we are there to talk with our students, anytime, for any reason.
Pacific Hills School is unique in education. Our Founder, Rich Makoff, began the school over 30 years ago to foster his inclusive, not exclusive, vision. He created a place in which a college-preparatory education and unlimited opportunity was available to all. Our students continue to thrive in the diverse and challenging atmosphere, grow in the warm and supportive environment, and graduate to become positive, successful adults.
In The News
|PHS SENIOR NAMON WRIGHT COMMITS TO MISSOURI|
|PHS Senior Namon Wright has made a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri. Namon, a 6'-5" shooting guard ranked as a top 100 prospect, is looking forward to playing for the Tigers under coach Frank Haith. Namon will be the 8th Pacific Hills Bruin to play Division I Men's Basketball in the last five years and will be the 12th PHS athlete to compete at the Division I level in the last five years. Congratulations Namon!|
|DAVID WELDZIUS EXHIBITIONS|
We invite you to view the works of PHS photography teacher David Weldzius at one of his several exhibitions:
Continuing, 10am to 4pm M-F: Faculty exhibition at Occidental College's Weingart Gallery
Upcoming: Solo exhibition, Otis College, Department of Photography, details of the event are forthcoming.
|PHS ALUM MADISON ZEISS WINS GOLD|
|PHS alum and Notre Dame junior Madison Zeiss won the gold medal for the USA in Women's Foil Fencing at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Congratulations Maddie!|
|SPOTLIGHT: IVAN BARAHONA, BOYS BASKETBALL COACH|
Read the Cal. Lutheran Alumni blog entry from our own Ivan Barahona on his Salvadorian experiences: callutheran.edu/magazine
|HOME OF THE 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL STATE DIVISION IV CHAMPIONS|
|PHS RECEIVES ACCREDITATION RENEWAL|
Pacific Hills School is pleased to announce our reaccreditation, at the highest level offered, by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools through June, 2015.