Even in college, I still think of myself as a Montessori kid — and that’s a good thing. — Alumni Class of 2005
The Greatest Impact
We hear often from our graduates that their years at Pacific Crest had the greatest impact on the development of their personality and interests. Our students learn who they are while they are here. While we don’t have empirical data, anecdotal evidence suggests that our graduates are passionate, involved human beings who trust themselves. Our students leave Pacific Crest having spent years as part of a respectful and joyful community. They have developed an innate sense of the worth of being oneself.
Academically, our graduates tend to thrive in any educational environment, public or private. They speak of the importance of finding peers who are similarly engaged in school and other interests. Those who have entered large public high schools urge our 8th graders to “join, join, join” so that they might find other interested students. Most of our graduates follow an honors curriculum in high school and go on to attend colleges and arts programs around the country.