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Welcome to Pacific Collegiate School, a place for students to learn and thrive!

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We believe in nurturing the whole person—body, mind, and spirit - by providing opportunities for students to explore their interests, celebrate their identities, and find what fuels their curiosity. 

Learning at PCS is an adventure where the expedition is as important as the successful outcome. Our expert teachers engage students in exploring scientific phenomena, solving complex real-world math problems, bringing untold history and primary source documents to life through captivating storytelling, empowering their voice in English and other languages, and encouraging individual and collaborative expression through a robust program of arts, theater, dance, and music. 

Our students are the heart of our school, and there is a place for everyone at PCS! From coders to historians, poets to artists, influencers to justice activists, our young scholars create a tapestry of talents, passions, and ideas. We prioritize equity, belonging, and student voice. While our student population is currently 37 percent Black, Indigenous, or people of color, we’re aiming higher. We hope you’ll join us in our mission to make an exemplary PCS education accessible to all students in Santa Cruz County. 

Our school is a vibrant and busy community, with many events and activities throughout the year that bring families together, celebrate our students’ interests and identities, and augment classroom learning. Our calendar is bursting with high-energy athletic contests, dynamic music, dance, and theater productions, and student-led and community events. 

PCS is not just a place to learn; it's a place to be yourself, connect with others, and imagine the possibilities. We invite you to begin your extraordinary journey with us!


Maria C. Reitano, Ed.D.
Head of School

Our Campus

Welcome to our campus, you’ll find it buzzing with students who are full of energy and eager to learn together. We are committed to fostering a welcoming campus where all students find community, connection, and belonging. They enjoy a modern and safe learning environment to study and grow, surrounded by nature and walking trails. Our building has been recently renovated and is equipped with the latest technology. At PCS you will find our:

  • Fully accessible building with spacious rooms and high ceilings 
  • Cutting-edge library with inspiring views and learning support staff
  • State of the art science and technology labs
  • Outdoor event amphitheater 
  • Dance and theater studio
  • Visual and digital arts studios
  • Expansive deck overlooking a nature preserve