Schools are essential to a healthy community

Pacific Learning Center exists to give your child the individualized instruction and personal care needed to re-socialize and re-integrate to public schools.

What makes Pacific Learning Center NW unique?

Children, parents and educators often find public schools unable to meet the social, emotional, developmental and academics need of children with behavioral challenges. Children who have issues such as ADHD, mood disorders or developmental delays have unique learning differences, but many of them are extremely bright with high I.Q.’s. Even if they have struggled to learn in a traditional school structure, we know that children can thrive with the support of specialized teachers who can create a learning environment and education program to match their specific needs.

Our purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing and integrated learning atmosphere where children feel accepted and heard. We meet each child at the level at which they are currently operating and develop a program that is tailored to their specific needs and learning requirements.

Through testing and interviewing, Pacific Learning Center NW creates a unique plan for each student based on advanced research and leading edge techniques. We closely monitor the progress of each student and make adjustments to ensure that our education programs are effective. Our focus is on supporting the “whole child” through a combination of academic, social, behavioral, and therapeutic models.

We offer education during the traditional school calendar (September – June) along with our Summer Adventure program in July and August for year-round instruction.

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Wall of Fame

More than half of the students served by PLC have transitioned to public school within two years of enrolling with us and more than half of our own high school graduates have gone on to college. We’re pretty proud of the success our students have had- but don’t take our word for it. Why don’t you check out what students, parents, and education experts have to say about PLC.

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Our Technique

Using research-based techniques such as multi-sensory, direct instruction, Collaborative Problem-Solving, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, our goal is to earn the trust of our students in small classes and a low-stimulus environment. We understand that kids will not become successful by trying harder — they will try harder when they are successful.

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Our Staff

Each member of the PLC teaching staff is experienced, trained, and dedicated to working with students with processing, perceptual, organizational, or social differences. Every one of our instructors hold Washington State Teaching Certificates, and most have advanced degrees in a variety of specialties including special services and positive behavior support. 

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Pacific Learning Center NW is an Approved Private School by the Washington State Board of Education, is licensed as a NonPublic Agency by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commmission. Pacific Learning Center NW does not discriminate against students or adults because of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national or ethnic origin.