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High School

By the numbers...

6 World Languages

7:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

7 Varsity Sports

8 Outdoor Education Options

10 Visual/Performing Arts Options

26 AP Courses

37 Acre Campus

110 Courses Offered

90 Electives Offered

1 of 3 Teachers w/ Doctorate Degrees

3 of 4 Teachers w/ Advanced Graduate Degrees

4 Major Certificate Programs Available: Engineering, Philosophy, Design, Global Studies

We provide a small college experience

  • Students choose from 100+ unique course options including 26 AP courses and 6 world languages.
  • Students choose from 4 majors that align with their interests including philosophy, global studies, engineering, and design.
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We have well-rounded learning

  • Experiential & service learning
  • STEM activities
  • Academic engagement
  • Competitive athletics
  • Ecumenical spiritual formation
  • Student leadership opportunities
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We build connections for life

  • PacBay is committed to building a dynamic community that facilitates “connections for life.” Once a student is a PacBay eagle, we are committed to seeing each student soar and flourish, not only while in school, but also in college and beyond.
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We are excellence-driven

  • Seniors meet with our college counselor every week and we host college representatives from many colleges throughout the year.
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Where are our graduates going?

PacBay Graduates University Acceptances (2019-2022) [Partial List]:

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Athletics

Core Values

  • Always honor Christ
  • Encourage student-athletes to have fun
  • Foster the value of participation
  • Develop the whole person: body, spirit, mind

About Our High School Athletics

PacBay is a member school of the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section. Our teams compete in the Private School Athletic League.

We offer sideline cheer as well as a strength and conditioning club. Additionally, we have an athletic trainer onsite who supports our athletes.

Faculty

Chris Smithson

Dean of Students

Chris Smithson

Education:

M.A. in Religion

Favorite Book:

"Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls." My father often read me this children's story. It's a simple analogy of the gospel that's never left me.

Dr. Lina Li

Debate / Humanities

Dr. Lina Li

Education:

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning

Favorite Book:

"Preserving the World's Great Cities" by Anthony Tung

Emily Shafer

English / Humanities

Emily Shafer

Education:

California Teaching Credential

Favorite Book:

"Lila" by Marilynne Robinson because it is a piece of art. It is human, spiritual, transformational, unique, articulate, and poetic.

Dawn Mulliken

French / Humanities

Dawn Mulliken

Education:

B.A. in History and French

Fun Fact:

I have a huge collection of pencils from all over the world.

Dr. Elia Rudoni

Latin / Humanities

Maria Panameño

Spanish

Maria Panameño

Education:

B.A. in Sociology

A Quote I Find Meaningful:

Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars.

Siteng Pang

Mandarin

Siteng Pang

Education:

M.A. in Chinese

Favorite Weekend Activity:

Watching sports matches

Dr. Paul Tang

STEM

Dr. Paul Tang

Education:

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

A Quote I Find Meaningful:

If all you got is a hammer, everything begins to look like nails.

Jay Ghosh

STEM

Jay Ghosh

Education:

B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering; M.B.A.

Favorite Book:

"Guns, Germs & Steel" The incredible story of human migration around the world and what reasons made it so!

Susan Berrend

STEM

Susan Berrend

Education:

B.A. in Ecology and Systematics; M.S. in Science Education

Fun Fact:

I did graduate work in Sweden, and had to learn Swedish quickly to do so.

Dr. Steve Shargel

Christian Studies

Melanie Spehr

Design / Art

Becky Gross

Theater

Joe Medina

Humanities

Administration

Dr. Michael Chen

Head of School

Dr. Michael Chen

Education:

B.A. in Physics; M.A. in International Educational Development; Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Development

Favorite Book:

"The Education of an Idealist" by Samatha Power

Vincent Chan

Chief Operating Officer

Vincent Chan

Education:

B.A. in Computer Science

Favorite Weekend Activity:

Playing Legos with my kids

Dr. Janeen Malatesta

Dean of Academics

Dr. Janeen Malatesta

Education:

Ed.D. Educational Leadership: Social Justice & Equity

Fun Fact:

I speak 3 languages

Abby Laucella

Dean of Enrollment

Dean of Students

Abby Laucella

Education:

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in English; M.A. in Teaching; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Fun Fact:

I have hiked Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

Rachel Fenton

Director of Academic Support

Stacey Ho

College Counseling

Website

Stacey Ho

Education:

B.A. in Communication Studies, M.Ed. in School Counseling

A Quote I Find Meaningful:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark Bermudez

Athletic Director

Jonathan Bonilla

Registrar

Francisco Bonilla

Director of Campus Security

Staff

Samuel Yeeles

Director of Facilities

Samuel Yeeles

Education:

B.A. in Industrial Design

Fun Fact:

I am the Youth Leader at Sea View Baptist Church.

Sabrina Bermudez

Athletic Trainer

Sabrina Bermudez

Education:

B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences; M.S. in Athletic Training

Fun Fact:

In my senior year of high school, I was named PSAL League MVP in volleyball.

1030 Linda Mar Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044

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