Pacific Hills is truly a family. I recently moved here from Pennsylvania to accept a position in their History Department and immediately was accepted by the entire community. My colleagues are absolutely phenomenal and exceedingly dedicated to our students and their success. The students, too, are dedicated
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Posted by a teacher on 09/10/14
Pacific Hills School is an incredible, unique place that any parent should consider sending their child. The teachers are incredibly attentive to the needs of their kids, creating an amazingly individualized experience. Parents have incredible opportunities to stay abreast with their child's progress
... Read more in all classes, as teachers make it a point to communicate with parents about student progress. Small class sizes allow for a personal touch not available at other schools. The administration has changed and does not behave in the manner described below anymore (I would say that it never did). It is certainly now a loving, compassionate, attentive administration intensely interested not only in the academic success of its students, but also in the personal growth and overall health of the students of the school. I am a teacher at the school, but I have such faith in the school now that I have decided to send my own child to Pacific Hills School for the reasons stated above. It is a unique privat school that is interested in academic excellence, yes, but also the overall development of a socioeconomically and culturally diverse student body. A real oasis for kids. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 08/22/13
Sorry. In the review below there is a typo. It should say "private," not "privat." I was typing so fast, being so fired up about the school.
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Posted by a teacher on 08/22/13
Pacific Hills is an extraordinary school. The faculty is without question the best I've ever encountered; the teachers are talented, knowledgeable, kind, caring, and passionate. They embody the familial atmosphere upon which the school has built its reputation. The student body is wonderfully diverse,
... Read more and the students are welcoming, tolerant, and friendly. The extracurriculars are also fantastic; the boys' basketball team is the best in the state, and the theatre program is very strong, thanks to a wonderful and dedicated teacher. What PHS lacks in infrastructure it more than makes up in sheer academic excellence and a lot of heart. After having a difficult time adapting to a public school, PHS was the best thing that could have happened to me. It was truly my second family, and I feel so grateful and lucky that I spent my high school years in such a nurturing environment. This school is really something special. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/17/13
There is a reason why this school, in an area devoid of 6-12 independent day schools, is not growing, is the administration. They base the day to day operations on a faulty philosophy. They are petty. They do not encourage, uplift and promote a supportive environment. They practice elitism and
... Read more sexism. They enforce dress code based on body weight. They are inconsistent in applying school guidelines and policies. The academic curriculum is adequate. Teachers are inconsistent in enthusiasm and standards in the classroom. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/24/13
Our son had a difficult time with another "west side" middle school when we first found Pacific Hills through a good friend with three kids of their own. PHS proved a godsend, helped our son turn him back into the happy and successful student he had been in elementary school and last year placed him
... Read more in his first choice for college at an amazing university where he is now thriving. PHS is small, focused on academics and culture, and has a real world vibe and diverse student and parent body ranging from international students to the children of artists and entertainment executives alike. The principal and staff are wonderful and if you are looking for a small feeling community school environment with all the benefits of being in the middle of big time Los Angeles and Hollywood PHS may be the best in town. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/05/13
This school turned my happy-go-lucky son in to a stellar student. He learned how to study, be independent, and stand up for himself at Pacific Hills. The teaching staff is dedicated to their students and continuously reach out to parents to discuss both positive and negative progress. The sports program
... Read more is excellent and the small size encourages all students to work as a team. My son is now in college and visits his former teachers when he can. The school is amazing. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/18/13
Pacific Hills is a gem! The classes are small, and the teachers really care about their students. They do an amazing job making sure the students are challenged and supported to ensure success. The administration is warm and caring, and make both students and parents feel welcome.
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Posted by a parent on 01/18/13
I can't say enough about this wonderful school and the great opportunity that my son has received at Pacific Hills. Dr. Temes has been a real breath of fresh air for the school, placing a greater focus on academics while still preserving the traditions of a diverse student body, a tireless faculty and
... Read more strong sports and extracurricular activities. The school places its emphasis on the kids, keeping class sizes small and diverse, in a way you will not find in another Los Angeles school, public or private. We feel so lucky to be a part of this community and know that our son will benefit forever from the education he has received, the friends he has made and the faculty who has challenged him throughout. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/26/12
Students do not "make them report each other for behavior issues," they make everyone accountable for THEIR actions by enforcing the honor code that EVERY STUDENT AGREES TO ABIDE BY at the start of every school year. If you feel your child was treated "unfairly" by this policy, perhaps you should look
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West Hollywood schools — Pacific Hills School is located at 8628 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood CA 90069. 8628 Holloway Dr is in the 90069 ZIP code in West Hollywood, CA Pacific Hills School is a Private school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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