Pacifica Education Foundation 375 Reina Del Mar Ave, Pacifica, CA94044 The Pacifica Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing quality…More education for students of the Pacifica School District. This all-volunteer foundation provides funding for academics and enrichment programs for all grade levels and schools in the district, raising money through community outreach and fundraising activities.
Pacifica Playschool 630 Hickey Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 Founded in 1959, Pacifica Playschool is family-owned and operated nursery school with full-day, morning and afternoon…More care available. All teachers employed at the school have early childhood education certificates and are trained in CPR and first aid. Pacifica Playschool's educational philosophy emphasizes the development of a positive self-image, independence and a healthy appetite for exploration.
Good Shepherd Catholic School offers students in kindergarten through eighth grade a private education -- including…More religious training, computer training, laboratory science, music instruction and physical education -- in an intimate setting. Other classes include public speaking, outdoor education and conversational Spanish classes (for junior high students).
Students may also participate in Catholic Youth Organization basketball and volleyball teams in the onsite gymnasium, and the school hosts a variety of extracurricular activities and contests.
Before- and after-school care and a daily lunch program are available.
Tuition at Good Shepherd ranges from around $6,000 to $16,000 annually, depending on the number of children a family enrolls at the school and how much the family participates in its children's education through service hours and fundraising events, among other activities. Financial aid is available.
Call or visit the school's website for more details.
Pacifica School District 375 Reina Del Mar Ave, Pacifica, CA94044 Pacifica School District (PSD) employs a "one District, two paths" educational system which allows students to either…More attend a K-8 school or attend a K-5 school followed by a 6-8 school before moving on to high school and another school district. This is to ensure each student can receive an education that best suits him or her, and each track--each school within PSD, in fact--has a unique focus in its curriculum. There are six schools under the umbrella of PSD, two of which are K-5, one of which is 6-8, and three of which are K-8. The district also runs a home-school program, which allows parents to instruct their children in grades K-8 full-time from home with the support and standards developed by PSD and the California Department of Education. The Linda Mar Educational Center, also run by the PSD, offers specialized support within the district by meeting with home-schooled students and their parents to ensure progress, hosting an independent study program and pre-school, and providing instruction for students diagnosed with autism. The district supports instruction in music, performing and visual arts, and physical education. All 6-8 graders have access to instrumental music instruction supported by the Rob Schneider Music Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the comedian to keep music in Pacifica's middle schools.
Vallemar School 377 Reina Del Mar Ave, Pacifica, CA94044 Vallemar School's curriculum is intensely focused on academic achievement. Students here regularly score very…More highly on the Academic Performance Index, which is based on annual California Department of Education standardized tests. Vallemar educates students from kindergarten through 8th grade, offering diverse educational choices at all levels. Citizenship is particularly emphasized for middle school students, who can participate in student council and other leadership activities. An instrumental music program is also available for middle school students, while music, art, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, drama, and science are taught by musicians, artists and professionals in the field to students at other grade levels. Vallemar also features award-winning environmental science classes for kindergarten through 6th graders. A buddy program between upper and lower grades aids students in developing from children to adolescents. Maximum class size at Vallemar is 20 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade and 32 students in grades 4 through 8.
What makes Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School unique in the field of professional childcare is that parents are…More actively involved in all aspects of their child's care and education. Parents work with the guidance of a professional staff to learn "about their children as their children learn about the world." In other words, The Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School is parent run, but professionally directed.
Parents must work weekly shifts at the co-op, work on projects with other parents throughout the year and seek educational development. Among other benefits, this parental involvement lowers the cost of enrolling a child at the co-op.
Children can attend the Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School in the morning or in the afternoon
Parish of St. Peter Catholic Church 700 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 Founded in 1956, the Parish of St. Peter Catholic Church is one of the longest-standing Catholic institutions in…More Pacifica. Beside Sunday mass, the church offers a variety of worship, educational and recreational opportunities for congregation members, including senior's, men's and women's social groups, religious education for elementary through high school students, a confirmation program, sports teams through the Catholic Youth Organization and a choir. The parish also runs an outreach program to the sick and elderly, wherein members can pray for and take the eucharist to people living with illness and residents of local retirement communities.