Tierra Pacifica Principal Linda Lambdin Retires!


Thank you to everyone who attended Linda's Retirement Celebration on May 17th!

It meant the world to us! 

To make a donation to Linda Lambdin's Legacy Fund for the school, please click here


Welcome To Tierra Pacifica Charter School


Tierra Pacifica Public Charter School, founded in 1998, is a tuition free K-8 school serving 155 students in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz County. Designed by and for families who want to take an active role in the education of their children, Tierra Pacifica is a place where parents participate in their own unique area of skill or interest during hours that work for them. 

Each child is recognized as an individual with unique learning styles and emphasis is placed on social and emotional development. Our curriculum addresses the whole child in a creative collaborative environment that is academically rigorous, physically active and arts and nature enriched. Using electives, individual projects and entrepreneurial/design thinking we prepare children for the changing world.

Local Student Support Services

Please visit the sc student resources website: http://www.sccstudentresources.org  This site reflects considerable legwork and collaboration between many local student support services, and will be updated as things change.

 2018-2019 School Hours

School starts Thursday, Aug 23, 2018
School ends Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 12:15pm at the Celebration of Growth

School Start and End Times

Monday-Thursday,  Kinder 8:45-1:45
                                  Gr. 1-3 8:45-3:15 
                                  Gr. 4-8 8:30-3:15 

            Friday       Kinder 9-12 noon, usually off campus for nature day       

                              Gr. 1-3 8:45-12:15 PM                                                                                                    Gr. 4-8 8:30-12:15PM




2018-2019 Student Day Calendar


2018-2019 Staff and Events Calendar

The School Calendar lists the holidays, breaks, staff days, conference days for the school. Note that Tierra Pacifica follows several of the Santa Cruz County Schools holiday and break schedules, but may have a different schedule for Thanksgiving break, MLK Day, Veteran's Day, and conference days. Be sure to check our calendar and make a note of our school days as you plan your vacations.

 See all events on this home page or link here for the document


TPCS Believes in the Importance of Character

The following movie is entitled, "The Science of Character."

Student Mosaic

View students and parents creating a beautiful mosiac in the courtyard.


Review Linda's Reading Suggestions

Linda has provided a list of her favorite parenting books for your enjoyment.

An Informational Video about our school:

Produced around 2008.


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