Pacific Ridge School Reaches Milestone with First Graduating Class

Carlsbad Non-Profit, Independent School Students Announce College Selections.

San Diego, CA, June 09, 2011 --( Pacific Ridge School, a 7th-12th grade non-profit, independent school in Carlsbad, congratulates the 49 members of its first graduating class on their acceptances to 143 different colleges and universities. Students in the Class of 2011 mark a historical milestone for the school, not only as the first graduating class, but also the students who have brought the school’s curriculum and programs to the attention of schools in regions throughout the United States, and even across the Atlantic.

“We are so proud of each of our seniors and we look forward to hearing stories during their return visits of how they are building on their Pacific Ridge School experience,” said Dr. Eileen Mullady, head of school, Pacific Ridge School.

Pacific Ridge School students will attend the following colleges and universities this fall:

Babson College
Boston University
Brigham Young University
Bucknell University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Carleton College
Chapman University
Colorado College
Dartmouth College
Duquesne University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Jacksonville University
Loyola Marymount University
Macalaster College
Mesa College
Michigan State University
Mount St. Mary’s
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Sonoma State University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Trinity University
UC Berkeley
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara
University of Arizona
University of Denver
University of Edinburgh
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Redlands
University of Southern California
Vanderbilt University
Whitman College
Williams College
Yale University

Students were accepted to many other prestigious colleges and universities, including Brown, Columbia, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Kenyon, New York University, Northwestern, and Princeton.

Pacific Ridge School was founded to prepare students for college and purposeful life in a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility, and global engagement. Since its founding in 2007, Pacific Ridge School has reached several significant milestones in the building and expansion. In 2009, Pacific Ridge broke ground on its energy-efficient high school building to accommodate up to 360 ninth through twelfth grade students. In 2011, the school broke ground on its 35,236 sq. foot Athletic Center. Now the school will graduate its first senior class.

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About Pacific Ridge School:
Pacific Ridge School opened in the fall of 2007 as a non‐profit, independent middle and high school located in the North County, San Diego. With the distinctive mission of building a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge offers a first-rate educational experience to prepare students for college and a purposeful life. Pacific Ridge School does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other administered programs. For more information, visit

Pacific Ridge School
Caroline Callaway
(949) 218-5454