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June 30, 2016

Honoring a PLA Graduate

Pictured: Miranda with her parents along with the three instructors she worked with (Justin, Susan and Cynthia) and PLA Founder, Kirsten O’Malley. PNB ballerina gracefully balances the demands of dance and school In an attempt to balance her passion for dance and school, Miranda opted to complete credit courses from Pacific Learning Academy to meet… Read more

June 1, 2016

The Four Steps

Celebrating Women in Business 2016

The Four Steps – Changing the Conversation In this speech at the 2016 Celebrating Women in Business Conference, Kirsten O’Malley introduces us to The Four Steps, transforming the way we communicate and understand at the office, at school, and in the home. Being a life-long learner isn’t easy, but everything we… Read more

May 25, 2016

Supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation

We can all make a difference in the lives of local students. Congratulations to the Issaquah Schools Foundation for raising over $735,000 through their fundraising efforts at the Nourish Every Mind Breakfast and Luncheon events. Kirsten O’Malley, Executive Director of Pacific Learning Academy, was offered the opportunity to speak at… Read more

May 9, 2016

We love referrals!

How did you hear about us? ABOUT HALF OF OUR REFERRALS COME FROM CURRENT CLIENTS AND WE LOVE TO SAY THANK YOU! 90% of Pacific Learning Academy families came to us via a friend, school, or neighbor. With our Quarterly Referral Drawing, we give an extra thank you to a winning… Read more

April 18, 2016

Screening Screenagers

SCREENAGERS – A Special Viewing Pacific Learning Academy is co-hosting a special screening of a truly important documentary. In SCREENAGERS, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games,… Read more

April 7, 2016

NCAA Approved!

NCAA Approved Courses at Pacific Learning Academy Pacific Learning Academy is now NCAA Approved! Busy student athletes looking to enhance their academic experience AND work around their sports schedules can now find convenience and academic rigor locally with one-on-one instruction and district-aligned curriculum. In addition to being WA State Approved… Read more

February 20, 2016

TED talks that will get you and your child talking

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Watching TED talks with your family can be a great way to discuss and connect.  There seems to be a TED talk for nearly every subject, but where to begin? … Read more

February 8, 2016

Bell Times – Later Start Times on the Horizon

A decrease of teenage traffic accidents by 25%? An increase in SAT Verbal scores by 156 points? What could possibly have led to those successes in schools across the country? Both of these statistics are attributed to later bell times in the schools where these students were served. Kids these… Read more

February 2, 2016

Final Exam Group Study – a Success!

Put on your thinking cap!

Thank you to all that joined us for our MLK Jr Final Exam Group Study! Back when I was a student, end-of-semester finals exams felt like the high jump — out of reach and stressful! Parents know that studying for finals should actually start as soon as the new semester… Read more

January 19, 2016

Thankful for referrals from our PLA families

How did you hear about us? 90% of Pacific Learning Academy families came to us via a friend, school, or neighbor. About half of our referrals come from current clients and we love to say Thank You! With our Quarterly Referral Drawing, we give an extra thank you to a winning… Read more

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