Often overlooked as a learning environment, the outdoors may offer the most diverse range of educational experiences on any campus. Studies show that people have a natural, biological need to affiliate with nature, an attraction called biophilia. Natural environments have been linked to improved information recall, creative problem-solving and creative thinking. Additionally, outdoor experiences produce positive physiological and psychological responses, including reduced stress and a general feeling of well-being.


- Christopher E. Green, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, 

Think Outside the Building, American School & University

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2511 Sentry Dr.
Anchorage AK 99507

PNA is located in South Anchorage just south of the intersection of Lake Otis Pkwy and Abbott Rd. on Sentry Drive.  With a wonderful 2-acre fenced play area and a 9 acre private greenspace beyond, PNA students enjoy an outdoor experience that gives them the exercise they need to be successful in our state of the art classrooms

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Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Extended Day Program: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Front Office 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Contact information


2511 Sentry Drive, Suite 100

Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Tel: (907) 333-1080 Fax: (907) 333-1652


Pacific northerN academy is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization
tax id: 92-0145501