Admissions Process

Admission to Pacifica Christian High School is highly selective for the 2023-2024 school year. We actively seek young men and women who wish to pursue a demanding college preparatory, liberal arts education. Our students are taught by teachers who are knowledgeable and passionate about their field of study, well-trained in the art of teaching, compassionate and excited about the students they teach, and substantial in Christian faith, thought, and character.

Steps to Apply

List of 7 items.

  • Step 1: Request Information

    Completing an online inquiry generates an email, giving you a username and the ability to create a password for your personalized admission portal. This is where you will be able to check the status of your online application. It also allows us to share additional information about Pacifica and upcoming events with you.
  • Step 2: Complete the Online Application

    Candidates for admission to Pacifica should apply online using the Pacifica Application or the Standard Application Online (SAO). Families applying to more than one independent school may find the SAO to be convenient. The choice of platform has no bearing on admission decisions. The completed application is due by January 13 to ensure a March 3 decision.
  • Step 3: Official Transcripts

    Official transcripts from the first semester of the current year and at least two prior full years are required. Please create an online application account and download your Official Transcripts Request form from your personal application checklist.
  • Step 4: Three School Recommendations

    We require three recommendations, one from a school administrator, current math teacher and current English teacher. The school recommendation forms should be emailed to the student’s current school approximately four weeks prior to the date the recommendations are due. Please create an online application account and request your recommendations through your personal application checklist.
  • Step 5: Character Skills Snapshot

    All applicants to Pacifica are strongly recommended to take the Character Skills Snapshot as part of our holistic evaluation of each child. Grades and test scores are only a partial representation of each candidate. The Snapshot is a brief online assessment that lends us richer information and illuminates areas where Pacifica can help your child grow and thrive. To begin the Character Skills Snapshot, click here
  • Step 6: Family Interview

    At least one parent and the prospective student must attend the family interview. Once registration is released in late October, please sign up as soon as possible as interview slots are limited and fill up quickly. Please create an online application account and sign up for an interview slot through your personal application checklist.
  • Step 7: Financial Aid

    Pacifica Christian High School seeks students and families from all economic backgrounds. If you are interested in applying for financial aid please visit our Financial Aid page and complete a FAST Financial Aid Application. This application may take a few hours, so please start the application at least two weeks prior to the due date.

Fall 2022 Admissions Deadlines

  • Attend an Admissions Event throughout September - December
  • Apply online: Due January 13
  • Teacher recommendation forms: Due January 13
  • Official transcripts: Due January 13
  • Character Skills Snapshot (optional): Due January 13
  • Family interview to be completed between January 9 - February 10
  • ISEE (optional): Due February 10
  • Financial Aid application: Due February 1
  • Transfer Student Application: Due June 2
Pacifica Christian High School admits students of any sex, race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, financial assistance programs, athletic, and other school administrated programs.

Pacifica Christian High School

A college-preparatory, Christian, liberal arts high school in the heart of Santa Monica.