Pacific Crest at a Glance

“Give a kid something he wants to do, and you won’t believe the focus, the energy and the creativity that will be unleashed.”

Pacific Crest Community School has been winning hearts and unlocking minds since 1993 when its doors first opened in Portland, Oregon. From the beginning, the school has offered its students and teachers alike the opportunity to be creative, independent and personally engaged in the educational process and community. Everything we do is based on our goal to inspire, respect, empower—and have fun.

Fact Sheet

Location: Portland, Oregon
Student Body: 85 in the 6th-12th grades
Staff Size: 12
Founded: 1993 by 5 teachers
Accreditation: Since 1996, Northwest Accreditation Commission
Average Class Size: 10-15 students, mixed-age grouping
2013-14 Tuition: $12,000 (excluding supplies, fees for special classes, field trips)
Financial Aid: Applications available in January, maximum support is 50%
Additional Support: Tax deductible donations, foundation grants, fundraising activities
Rate of College Acceptance: 98%
Percent College Bound: 80%
Percent Scholarships Offered: 36%
Characteristics: Individualized curriculum, democratic school governance, extensive community service opportunities, experienced staff, hands-on learning through numerous fieldtrips and research projects.

College Statistics

The schools our students have been accepted to include:
Allegheny College, PA *
Antioch College, OH
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Portland, OR
Bard College, NY
Beloit College, WI *
Carroll College, MT *
Castleton State College, VT *
Clark University, MA *
Colorado College, CO
Cooper Union for the Advancement
     of Science and Art, NY *
College of the Atlantic, ME *
Cornish Arts School, WA
Cornell University, NY *
Duke University, NC
Earlham College, IN *
Eugene Lang College, NY
Evergreen State College, WA
Friends World College
Goucher College, MD *
Hampshire College, MA
Hartwick College, NY *
Haverford College, PA
Indiana University, IN *
Lane County Community College, OR
Lawrence College, WI *
Lewis and Clark College, OR *
Mills College, CA *
Mount Holyoke College, MA
New York Studio School, NY
North Carolina School of the Arts, NC
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, OR *
Oregon State University, OR
Pacific Northwest College of Art, OR
Pitzer College, CA
Portland Community College, OR
Portland State University, OR
Pratt Art Institute, NY *
Prescott College, AZ *
Reed College, OR
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Rollins College, FL
Rutgers University, NJ
St. John’s College, NM
Smith College, MA
Southern Oregon State University, OR
SUNY at Purchase, NY
Unity College, ME
University of California at Berkeley, CA
University of California at San Diego, CA
University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
University of Connecticut, CT
University of Oregon, OR *
University of Puget Sound, WA *
University of Southern California, CA *
University of Hawaii, HI
University of Victoria, BC
University of Washington, WA
* - Full or partial academic scholarships offered