Providing an Environment for Excellence in Education.

Pacific Collegiate Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation established for the sole purpose of providing current and future monetary support for the Mission and Vision of Pacific Collegiate School. Pacific Collegiate School is a free, public, independent college-prep Charter School located in the City of Santa Cruz, California.

Overview of the

Pacific Collegiate Foundation

Pacific Collegiate Foundation was established in 2012 for the exclusive purpose of supporting the ongoing education mission of Pacific Collegiate School. Pacific Collegiate Foundation’s mission is to support the students and programs of Pacific Collegiate School, and wherever possible, assist the faculty and staff in providing exemplary, standards-based college preparatory and fine arts education to public middle and high school students.


Pacific Collegiate School is a nationally ranked, state-distinguished, independent public charter school where excellence and diversity converge.

Our Board

The Board of Directors is comprised of parents, professionals, and education champions from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures.


Donations to the foundation allow us to continue our ongoing support of the mission and vision of the school.

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Unique Educational Experience

Why Choose Us?

The Pacific Collegiate Foundation proudly supports the ongoing goal of providing every child with the opportunity to engage in an inclusive college prep educational environment that ignites curiosity, fosters critical thinking and innovation, and develops resilient, globally minded, socially responsible changemakers. The Foundation provides the school with an exceptional learning environment surrounded by green space, multi-use trails, state parks, historic Wilder Ranch, and Long’s Marine Lab.

College Acceptance Rate

Pacific Collegiate School’s proven approach of hands-on innovative learning, small class sizes, and experienced faculty results in virtually 100% of the school’s graduating students being accepted to a college of their choice.

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Pacific Collegiate School is committed to recruiting and sustaining a facility and student population that reflects the diversity of Santa Cruz County, with a specific focus on the student demographic associated with the Santa Cruz City Hight School District.

The School Campus

Measuring over 50,000 square feet, our renovated building meets cutting-edge standards for state-of-the-art buildings, new pioneering schools, and technology infrastructure.


Trusted by Thousands of Students and Parents


“Pacific Collegiate School was an amazing experience and enabled me to get into the college of my dreams.  Thank you so much PCS!”

Emma Hart

“The teachers were fantastic.  I always felt engaged and challenged to be the best version of myself.  I am grateful for the energy they put into me and friends I made.”

Eddie Johnson

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