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Middle School

We provide hands on learning experiences

  • Outdoor science (Animal Center, gardening, ecology, and environmental science)
  • Maker's Space (integrative learning of robotics, other STEM activities, and art)
  • Enrichment courses (e.g. theater arts, vocal performance, art, writer's workshop, etc.)
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We focus on developing the whole person

  • Experiential & service learning
  • STEM activities
  • Athletics
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Interpersonal skill development (e.g. morning time daily dedicated to social emotional learning)
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We build connections for life

  • At PacBay we are committed to providing a place where students are able to create friendships with one another, parents get to know others in the community, and faculty are devoted to preparing students for a successful future.
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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 Middle School Athletics

Twice a week during the school day, middle school students are given the choice to take a general PE class or participate in sports practice.

For students participating in a sport, they will also have around 8-10 games after school.

Faculty

Natalie Talbot-Thorne

Dean of Middle School

Natalie Talbot-Thorne

Education:

M.A. in Education, Certified Masters in Athletics Administration

Favorite Weekend Activity:

49ers games and tailgating, time with family

Mekdes Ekey

Humanities

Mekdes Ekey

Education:

B.S. in Psychology

Favorite Weekend Activity:

I love the great outdoors! On weekends, I go on hikes and or play soccer.

Elena Byrd

Humanities

Elena Byrd

Education:

B.A. in Studio Art; Minor in French

Favorite Weekend Activity:

I love reading, hiking, and spending quality time with the people I care about.

Cristina Medino

Science / Math

Cristina Medino

Education:

B.S. in Chemical Engineering

A Quote I Find Meaningful:

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

Dawn Pucci

Christian Studies

Dr. David Gross

Outdoor Science

Joe Medina

Humanities

Brian Padilla

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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