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Pacific Northern Academy At A Glance

Coeducational day school for Beginners (3 years old) through Eighth Grade.

Located in South Anchorage on the corner of Lake Otis Parkway and Abbott Road.

  • Average instructional group size: 11 students
  • Teacher to student ratio: 7.3 to 1
  • Small classes capped at 18 students per grade
  • Dedicated and professional faculty

  • 17 fulltime faculty members
  • 56% hold advanced degrees
  • Outstanding and unmatched curriculum

  • Teaching based on research about the way children learn best.
  • Growth and development supported in all areas - academic, social, emotional, creative, and physical.
  • Challenging academics integrated with vibrant arts, physical education and technology.
  • Schoolwork enhanced by creative, in-depth projects, hands-on experiments, and frequent student performances.
  • Active participation by students in the learning process.
  • Local, regional, national and international field trips.
  • Service to others and the community integrated in the program.
  • Elective program in the Middle School.
  • After school programs

  • Extended Day Program: before school from 7:30 am; after school until 6:00 p.m.
  • Enrichment Programs after school: judo, fencing, chess, band.
  • Strong sense of community
  • Families from throughout the Anchorage Bowl and the Mat-Su Valley.
  • Active and inclusive Parents’ Association, volunteer activities, and family fun events planned throughout the year.
  • Greater than 90% participation by current parents in the Annual Fund.
  • Commitment to Affordability

  • Indexed Tuition granted to 30% of students in 2015-2016.
  • Work closely with families to make affording a PNA education as viable as possible.
  • After PNA

    • High Schools:

    Chugiak High School - World Seminar Program
    Dimond High School - Engineering Academy
    Eagle River High School
    East High School - School-Within-A-School Program
    Service High School - Seminar Program, Biomedical Career Academy
    South Anchorage High School
    Stellar Secondary School
    West Anchorage High School - International Baccalaureate
    Brentwood School (British Columbia)
    Fountain Valley School (Colorado)
    Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (Hawai'i)
    Putney School (Vermont)
    St Michael’s School (British Columbia)
    Shawnigan Lake School (British Columbia)
    • Universities and Colleges
    Air Force Academy
    Boston University
    Bryn Mawr
    Colorado School of Mines
    Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)
    Georgetown University (District of Columbia)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Montana State University
    Ohio State University
    Oregon State University
    Pratt Institute
    Randolph College (Virginia)
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Scripps College
    Southern Methodist University (Texas)
    Tufts University (Massachusetts)
    University of Alaska, Anchorage
    University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    University of Las Vegas
    University of Oregon
    University of Puget Sound (Washington)
    University of Washington
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts)

    Accreditation and Memberships

  • North West Association of Independent Schools (candidate member)
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • North West Association of Independent Schools (candidate member)
  • Independent School Management
  • Pacific Northern Academy

    9251 Lake Otis Parkway     Anchorage, Alaska 99507     Phone: (907) 333-1080     Contact Us     Site Map

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