experience the PNA difference.
At PacificNorthern Academy, the “4C's" of a 21st Century education: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity are at the core of our educational philosophy.
The teaching methodology at PNA encourages rich and probing dialogue among students and teachers and opportunities for students to collaborate with one another while at the same time being held individually accountable. The educational experience at our school is not just about facts and figures. It entails higher level thinking such as discussing concepts from different points of view and relating ideas within, between, and across disciplines.
We are open for business virtually. We are conducting tours, accepting and reviewing applications. Please contact us with any questions you have. We are here to help.
Getting to Know PNa
Pacific Northern Academy is dedicated to experiential, engaged learning. How does that translate to the classroom?
The best way to find out is to experience PNA in action; schedule a tour today!
What other parents say:
"What is wrong with the school? My kids don't want to go home. They are having too much fun! That is not how I remember school to be when I was a kid. As my kids said 'It was the best choice we made - moving to PNA'."
"Is there a "spark" in my child's eyes, and an interest in learning? Is my child curious and challenged? Is my child fearless in trying new things? Is my child looking forward to going to school every day? Don't we all want these questions answered in the affirmative?"
"We have lived in many different cities in Australia and the USA with our two girls. Each time we move to another city, we prioritize finding a school that is the right fit for them. Finding the right school is a task that consumes us before we relocate, and everything else seem to take care of itself."
"When Anchorage appeared on our radar as a place to call home, we were excited, intrigued and unsure, all at the same time. As usual, we began a frantic research on schooling options in this city. I was looking for a school where my children would, among other things:
Thrive as individuals;
Be encouraged to make mistakes and learn from them;
Be loved for who they are, not what the school wants them to be;
Be receiving the gift of learning that is not simply thrown at them; and
Have a deep connection with the core values of the school.
Of all the schools I could look at, Pacific Northern Academy (PNA) not only fit the criteria but exceeded our expectations. Why? Because they are teaching their students to be critical thinkers who grow up to be leaders and the Citizens of the 21 century.
"My oldest daughter graduated from PNA last year, and is attending a Seminar program at a public high school. She is thriving there, mainly because she has a strong foundation laid by PNA and other independent schools she attended in the past."
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Welcome to PNA!
There's something special about Pacific Northern Academy that is best experienced by seeing our programs in action. You will discover our distinctive, nurturing, and diverse atmosphere, where the small classes and individual attention lead each student to do his or her best. You'll see how much our Studio Arts, Performing Arts, Foreign Language, and Physical Education offerings enhance PNA's rigorous academics. You will see a strong community of teachers, students, staff and parents who all contribute to create a vibrant and dynamic learning atmosphere.