COVID - 19 / Coronavirus Update

To All Visitors:

We are currently closed and we will be following the guidelines of Los Angeles County and The Governor of California. During our closure, please feel free to contact our school by phone at 626-294-0661 or by email at We will be checking our phone messages and emails during our closure. 

To Our Current Students & Families:

I hope you are all keeping well and safe in these difficult times. The Governor of California has announced that all schools will be CLOSED through the remainder of the school year which is May 31, 2020 for us. As we continue to practice social distancing and implement distance learning, I continue to feel confident that our students are receiving a strong academic program delivered by highly qualified teachers. Our teachers are committed to ensuring that our middle school and high school students are meeting grade level academic standards and our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes. Please contact your teachers directly through Jupiter if you have questions or concerns. Seniors who are worried about college acceptances, please contact Ms. Buoen, School Counselor, through Jupiter and she will assist you.


I want to thank all students who have already begun the assignments you have received. You will eventually reach some level of difficulty so, please keep in close communication through Jupiter with your teachers. You may be sending assignments through other platforms (dropbox, ClassIn, email) outside the Jupiter platform as some teacher have instructed. Please don’t let the technology get in the way of your academic performance. Let me know if there is confusion or difficulty in sending your work. Do not be anxious, you can get this done. Our teachers and staff are available to help you. After all, our school motto is VINCERE which means “we overcome”!


If there is a lessening of the “physical distance” restriction before the end of May, we shall arrange times for you to come to school and meet in small groups or alone to get the assistance you may need. We will heed all safety advice of course. It is too early to know what to do about a public graduation ceremony, but we will find a way to celebrate your achievements with you even if we cannot be together as a group.


Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of assistance to you. I want to thank the faculty and staff of APA and STEPS for their essential work to stay in contact with you and get communications out to you. Working together, we are all here to support and educate you during this critical time.


Be safe and stay well.



Philip Clarke



Arroyo Pacific’s Full Accreditation Reaffirmed by WASC


Arcadia, CA, February 2020: The 2019-2020 academic year has special significance as Arroyo Pacific Academy’s Middle School and High School successfully completed the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) self-study with the reaffirmation of our six year accreditation. This process is an important part of our on-going efforts to assure the highest quality educational experience for our current and future students. Student learning occupies the central focus in our pursuit of academic excellence, and therefore, student and parent participation in the accreditation process was essential, most beneficial, and greatly appreciated.


The WASC accreditation process aids Arroyo Pacific Academy as a private, independent college preparatory in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that our accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.


“I am very pleased with the outcome of this mid-cycle review,” said President Philip Clarke. “Since our last evaluation, the academy has made significant progress on many of its important objectives. We have expanded the campus and re-established our Middle School. We have added Middle School courses to our curriculum and welcomed new teachers and staff.”


Arroyo Pacific Academy will continue working in many ways to improve our programs and increase student achievement of the Schoolwide Learner Outcomes. The administration is thankful for the dedicated faculty and staff for helping keep Arroyo Pacific focused on student learning and success.


“The mission statement of the academy commits Arroyo Pacific Academy to helping students realize their educational goals,” Philip Clarke said. “The WASC report is a strong confirmation that we are on the right path. Now, we need to build on our past success and use it as a steppingstone to provide an even better education for our students in the future.”

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MAY 27-28
MAY 28
Parent Meeting
Spring Quarter I Final Exams
Spring Break
Spring Quarter II Begins
School Holiday
Parent Meeting
Memorial Day Holiday
Spring Quarter II Final Exams
Summer School Begins
Independence Day Holiday

Arroyo Pacific Academy

325 North Santa Anita Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91006

Tel: 626.294.0661

​Tel: 626.566.2280


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We are a private middle and high school in Arcadia, California. We offer a personal approach to education and welcome students from our local communities and from around the world.  Our small class sizes and distinct educational environment best prepare our students for the global and collaborative college and career environments of the 21st century.

Arroyo Pacific Academy

325 North Santa Anita Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91006

Tel: 626.294.0661

A Personal Approach To Education

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Background photo - Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia