In the summer of 2002, a group of educators, parents, business leaders, and pastors gathered together to ask the question, “What would an independent Protestant Christian high school on the Westside of Los Angeles look like?” That question led to the formation of Pacifica’s Founding Committee and a host of related questions. The committee met each month for three years to talk about vision, purpose, and to exchange stories of their own upbringing and careers while some shared experiences from their children’s education.
After two years of work, conversation, and contemplation, the committee found itself with a unified mission, vision, purpose, and business plan. The next step was to share this vision and plan with others. The Pacifica blueprint was presented to respected business leaders, parents, educators, students, pastors, and a host of individuals from all walks of life. The response was overwhelmingly positive and the Pacifica circle began to grow.
The Board of Trustees was formed in the summer of 2004 and hired the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Office Manager. Committees were put in charge of curriculum, student life, athletics, arts, fundraising, admissions, and locating a property.