Overview

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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:

Fun
Eccentric
Open
Accepting
Not Lonely
Motivating
Comfortable
Educationally diverse
Huggable
Thought-provoking
Caring
Jazzy
Involved
Artistic
Colorful
Unforgettable
Energetic
Playful
Wow!

In order to give you insight on the culture of the school two students interviewed a variety of other students about their perceptions of the school. These are some of their answers:

Why did you choose to come to Pacific Crest?

“Because public school was not working. I would fall asleep in class, wake up at the end, and still understand everything.”—Romie G.

“My gut reaction was ‘this is perfect for me.’ The school’s philosophy meshed perfectly with my own ideals for education.”—Alexa M.

“Because I was accepted for who I am and it is an easy environment to learn in.”—Katie Y.

What do you like about the school?

“I love the environment and the feeling of community.”—Sara H.S.

“I like the diverse opportunities I get.”—Kangi K.

“This school has helped me discover who I am rather than trying to turn me into something that I’m not.”—Alexa M.

“I like the feeling of being listened to. I laugh much more here than I did anywhere else.”—Tuck V.

How would you describe the student body?

“Interesting.”—Ryan P.

“Liberal, activist, care about education and relaxed.”—Kangi K.

“Everybody knows each other and there is a lot of respect.”—Matei M.

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

“Be open minded.”—Aaron K.

“Be prepared to believe in yourself because it’s a wild ride.”—Romie G.

“Understand the ideology behind the school and how the school works.”—Kangi K.

“It’s okay to be a freak here but be respectful.”—Ryan P.

“This school is a wonderful opportunity, but don’t take your privileges for granted.”—Sara H.S.