About Pacific Beach Middle School
Our school is truly special -- innovative, historic and full of cool programs. Where else can students learn Mandarin Chinese, as well as join the sports fishing club? There is no other school like it in the entire region. In fact, our International Baccalaureate program is one of 4000+ IB World Schools in the world.
For more than 60 years, our school has been the heart of a picturesque neighborhood within view of the glittering Pacific Ocean. Students get a sense of history here, that they are part of something lasting, attending an established school with deep roots in the community.
Since authorization, three of our educators have won IB Educator of the Year for California, one of our students was named IB Student of the Year, we have won numerous local and state awards, and we've been named a "Spotlight School" by the California IB Association.
In the IB spirit we collaborate with other educators and institutes to share what we have learned with others. We host visitors from around the world who come to see our model IB program in action and PB staff are regularly called on to train other IB educators as well as consult, authorize, and evaluate IB Candidate and World Schools.
In addition to the academically rigorous curriculum, we offer students enrichment opportunities including award-winning athletics along with jazz, service, year-book, video production, choir, sport-fishing, and variety of other lunch and after hours activities.
We encourage students to make positive contributions to our community locally and beyond and offer them service-learning projects. They can volunteer taking care of our adopted beach, planting our ocean friendly garden or designing their own service project to address local and global issues.
We bring the world to our campus with one-of-a-kind partnerships with the University of Zurich and the University of San Diego, as well as through our award-winning Middle School Partnership of the Year with SeaWorld and HUBBS Research, Rerip, and the California State Parks Video-conferencing Project.
Our unique, program guides students toward being effective problem-solvers, lifelong learners, and internationally-minded communicators. Come see Pacific Beach Middle IB in action!
PB Middle...An international education in your own backyard.