The Pegasus School

19692 Lexington Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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The Pegasus School The Pegasus School

The Pegasus School, where bright minds soar, is an independent co-educational school for pre-kindergarten through grade eight dedicated to academic excellence and the development of lifelong learners who are confident, caring, and courageous. Pegasus has delivered on founder Dr. Laura Hathaway’s vision of giving bright children a place to flourish, a community that is serious about academic life, diverse, collaborative and vibrant. We offer gifted educational programs, rich in opportunities, through which students develop their talents and passions. Our 21st century students are academically confident, good citizens, critical thinkers, technologically astute, creative and innovative, excellent communicators, collaborative leaders, environmentally aware, and equipped with a global perspective. Extended day care, after school activities and summer camp programs available, Pegasus is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and is a proud member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Pegasus students love to learn, to be challenged, and to work hard; they are bright motivated and joyful; they grow in both intellect and empathy.

Pegasus teachers love to teach; they are flexible, creative, collaborative, and innovative; they foster each student’s individual gifts and passions; they educate the mind and the heart.

Pegasus parents value education; they work closely with the school in a partnership based on thoughtful communication and mutual respect.

Traits for Success

At Pegasus, we ask that teachers, parents, students, and administrators discuss “Traits for Success.” Research indicates that these character traits play the most significant role in enabling students to achieve success in school and in later life. Such factors as reading levels, affluence, grades, and I.Q. do not correlate as highly with eventual success as Organization, Attentiveness, Courage, Generosity, Persistence, Positive Attitude, Flexibility, Reflectivity, and Responsibility. Each Trait for Success is highlighted for one month of the year.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address19692 Lexington Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Year Established1984
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$17,850; estimated extras $500
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded40
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$250,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades4-8
Summer SessionEnrichment. Robotics. Performing Arts. Sports. Tuition Day $500/2-weeks ses. 6 weeks
Accredited ByWASC
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School30
Most Common Graduate DestinationsSage Hill 17, Mater Dei HS 5, St Margaret's Episcopal 3, Cate 1, Phillips Acad 1, Northfield Mt Hermon 1


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$150
New Students90
Percentage of Applicants Accepted50
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)75
Tests Used for AdmissionCTP 4, ISEE


AdministratorJohn Zurn
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2010
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Williams College, MSEd, Univ of Pennsylvania
Director(s) of AdmissionsNancy Conklin, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment565
Day Students565
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)565
Student Body EthnicityWhite 73%, Latino 2%, African-American 1%, Asian 17%, Other 7%
Average Class Size20
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1
Teaching Faculty51
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)31
Male Teaching Faculty9
Female Teaching Faculty42

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage14
Buildings on Campus10
Facilities Value$14,000,000
Endowment Value$3,200,000
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