Mr. David O'Neil

Head of School

We desire to bring freedom and joy to teenagers!


The Pacifica mission statement, simply-stated, is to teach young people to think and live well, and it guides every aspect of our school.

Engaging students’ minds to think well and shaping their hearts to live well are critical because it prepares them to enjoy an abundant life. Thinking and living well is about making connections—both intellectual and relational. It provides students with a fuller understanding of what it means to be human and provides them the freedom to find their places in God’s created world.

Adolescence is a thrilling time, a period of life when students make many decisions that will shape their stories and their futures. During these formative years, our relational faculty and staff partner with them to develop disciplines, encourage curiosity, equip them to achieve success, model shared values, and inspire a love for learning.

Our graduates, having been taught to think and live well, leave our campus with a foundation for success in college, life, work, and faith.

I invite you to learn more about our joy-instilling, freedom-producing education and to subscribe to our E-Newsletter below. I hope you will catch our excitement and join us as we pursue with determination our goal of making a profound difference in the lives of our students.

With love and prayers,
David K. O’Neil

Be Consistent. Be yourself. And be not afraid!

A message to parents at the Annual Dedication Service

The Life Changing Joy of Being Known

A talk given at Pacifica's Bloom

The Last Walk

Ringing of Bells

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