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.
We are now accepting lottery applications for our 2019-2020 school year! The deadline to submit an application for the lottery is March 15th 2019. Click here to learn more or start your application today!
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
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.
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The following movie is entitled, "The Science of Character."
October 2013: Tierra Pacifica Goes Over the Speed Limit in "Drive for Schools"
View students and parents creating a beautiful mosiac in the courtyard.
Produced around 2008.