Our Approach

THINK BIG. It’s a familiar and often-used phrase within the Pace community, and it applies first and foremost to our academic experience.

It means we strive to create an innovative learning environment through collaboration, challenging curriculum, outstanding teaching and co-curricular offerings. It means we require students to plug in to the world around them, push beyond their comfort zones and accomplish things they never thought possible. It means we inspire young minds to engage.

We start small to make these big things happen by focusing on the individual student, maintaining small class sizes, emphasizing meaningful student-teacher relationships and fostering an inclusive, nurturing community. It’s all about balance. While we set the bar high, we provide students the support they need to reach and exceed expectations so they become engaged learners who take risks, ask questions, think critically and communicate well.

Our faculty is central to Pace’s culture and is the driving force behind our academic program’s success. With freedom to create curriculum and use a variety of pedagogical styles, our teachers help develop world-class, confident learners inside and outside the classroom. Students leave Pace equipped with the skills and confidence to THINK BIG and become leaders in today's 21st-century global community.


Upper School students earned 43 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in 2017.

The Class of 2017 averaged 30 on the ACT, and each member completed at least one Advanced Placement Course.

The Class of 2017 attends 49 different colleges and universities in 20 states, the District of Columbia and Scotland.

The Class of 2017 included seven National Merit Finalists, three National Merit Scholars and one U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist.

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