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Polemikon at Pacifica

January 23, 2017 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Academics
Polemikon at Pacifica

“I think one of the reasons why students should pursue Polemikon is because it gives them a place for their academic passions. There is a lot that is interesting, and I think there is a lot that really resonates for the students within our standard curriculum, but Polemikon gives students a chance to place their… read more

Screen Film Fest Turns Ten Years Old

January 17, 2017 by pacifica | Posted In: Arts, Student Life
Screen Film Fest Turns Ten Years Old

      In 2007, a new Pacifica Arts production was born. Not unlike all newborns, it was small and a little messy, loud and a bit unpredictable.  But its creators were proud parents, and hoped that someday it would grow up.  That idea has grown into a 10 year old Screen Student Film Festival…. read more

A New Year for the Minchin Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

January 10, 2017 by Kevin Kirchner | Posted In: Academics
A New Year for the Minchin Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Minchin Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MCIE) is in full swing as the year begins. The start of the New Year and new semester marks the beginning of two core courses, as well as competition season for our business club, DECA. Our Business and Entrepreneurship class launch its second year this January with twelve… read more

4th Annual Seawolves Luncheon to Honor HA(L)-3 Seawolves Unit

January 3, 2017 by Michael Balsley | Posted In: Events, Student Life
4th Annual Seawolves Luncheon to Honor HA(L)-3 Seawolves Unit

High schools across the country have mascots- only Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica has a Squadron.  Pacifica is once again honored to host members from the Seawolf Helicopter Squadron as part of our Homecoming Weekend on January 7, at its 4th Annual luncheon. This years’ event, taking place from 11:00am-12:45pm at Pacifica, is… read more

Max Preps Victory for Boys’ Varsity Basketball

January 3, 2017 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Athletics
Max Preps Victory for Boys’ Varsity Basketball

Our Boys’ Varsity Basketball team competed last weekend at the Max Preps Palm Springs Tournament and completely dominated the tournament. Though they played the tournament down a few varsity players, they won the tournament and walked away with several honors. Senior Beker Baerwald was named MVP of the tournament. Coach Kelsey won the Coach’s Award…. read more

The Benefits of Co-Teaching (Faculty Focus: Tom Silva, Part 2)

December 14, 2016 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Academics
The Benefits of Co-Teaching (Faculty Focus: Tom Silva, Part 2)

You co-teach a class with Mr. Comer. What is that like? It’s been one of the best experiences at Pacifica by far. First of all, I love what I do. It is not just a job. It is a passion. There are not many people who care to talk about the passion of teaching. I… read more

The Secret to AP Euro Success (Faculty Focus: Tom Silva, Part 1)

December 6, 2016 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Academics
The Secret to AP Euro Success (Faculty Focus: Tom Silva, Part 1)

You have taken on a number of roles at Pacifica. Can you briefly describe all that you’re involved in? I have had a number of roles, the first being a teacher. When I first came to Pacifica, I taught New Testament and Church History. Eventually, my wife (Naomi Silva) and I took on Associated Students… read more

Pacifica’s Running Streak of Victory

November 30, 2016 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Athletics
Pacifica’s Running Streak of Victory

The month of November proved to be a historic and incredibly exciting time for Pacifica Cross Country history as both our Boys’ Varsity and Girls’ Varsity battled for victory in the CIF playoffs. Starting on November 2, our Pacifica Seawolves competed in the Liberty League Championship. Our girls’ won their 6th straight league title, an… read more

The Backstage World of Arcadia

November 14, 2016 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Arts
The Backstage World of Arcadia

At Pacifica, we believe that public exhibition and performance are vital parts of the creative process, and all artists need to experience a public aspect of sharing their work. Pacifica has several opportunities throughout the year for students to demonstrate their skills whether it be on stage, screen, or at an art gallery. The focus… read more

Pacifica Parent Association

November 10, 2016 by Casi Ticer | Posted In: Head of School
Pacifica Parent Association

Shaping the hearts and minds of teens is not possible without the consistent involvement of parents. The Pacifica Parent Association (PPA) brings faculty, parents, administration, and students together as we teach students to think and live well. Pacifica believes parent involvement is pivotal to excellent teaching. Teachers need support, insight, and prayer to best educate… read more