PNA’s mission and vision are to educate students to be exceptional learners and independent thinkers of vision, courage, and integrity. Critical thinking infuses and informs our culture. We expect students to be active participants in their own education, challenge themselves continually, and communicate clearly and respectfully.


Mission & Vision

From preschool through eighth grade, students, teachers, and parents at PNA work in partnership to create a community of learners dedicated to education.



PNA focuses on using the STRIVE model for our academic success. Our students are taught to be Safe, become Trailblazers, be Responsible for themselves and others, always be Inclusive, make sure their Voice is heard, and always strive for Excellence!


Equity & Inclusion

In a nation of immigrants, in a diverse, multi-cultural city like Anchorage, respecting and celebrating diversity is natural. Pacific Northern Academy’s academic focus on teaching and learning with a global perspective; and emphasis on social, emotional, and behavioral growth places respect at the center of our values. Pacific Northern Academy welcomes students and families of every race, faith, and cultural identity; we believe that the interesting histories, journeys, perspectives, and stories that all our students have lived enrich our community’s lives and education.

*PNA does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law in employment or administration of admissions or programs.