FAQs
What type of school are you?

We are an independent, non-profit, co-educational, college preparatory school educating students in 6th through 12th grade.

Do you offer AP classes?

Yes, we offer a full array of Advanced Placement courses beginning in 10th grade.

How diverse are you?

Very. Pacific Hills has no ethnic majority; our students come from a wide socio-economic range. We have an international population that typically comes from eight or more countries, making up about 15% of our population. The balance of our students come locally from the greater Los Angeles area.

What are your school hours?

Our high school classes begin at 8am and end at 1:55pm. Our middle school classes begin at 8:50am and end at 3:35pm. Campus supervision begins at 7:30am and ends at 6pm daily.

What is your typical class size?

12-13 students.

Are you a special needs school?

No.

Do you take students with learning differences?

Sometimes. We look at each student as an individual. In the application and interview process we review each studentís needs to determine whether our school will be a good fit for your child.

Do you offer extracurricular activities?

Thereís a lot to do outside the classroom at Pacific Hills. Our theatre department stages three productions each year at a professional venue, our music department has a growing jazz ensemble which partners with the Grammy Foundation and Museum, and students regularly give back at community service events. Our students are also active in student government and leadership, and form clubs each year based on student interest. We also have a full sports program, including cross country, track, basketball, and volleyball for boys and girls at the middle school and high school levels. We offer flag football at the middle school level.

Are you a basketball school?

We get this question a lot and frankly, we arenít quite sure why. We are proud of our girls and boys basketball teamsí successes, along with the success of all of our other sports teams; however, the schoolís core mission is to academically prepare our students for the rigors of college and beyond.

Do you offer tutoring?

Yes! Students can visit our after-school tutoring and study hall rooms four days a week for additional assistance. Teachers are available for individual appointments.

What percentage of your graduates go on to college?

Virtually all of our graduates continue on to college. Most of our students attend four year universities, while a small percentage begin at a community college with the intent to transfer.

Are you accredited?

Yes, we are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.