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December 15, 2015

New SAT/ACT Comparison Diagnostic Exam to be offered in Summer 2016

We’ve been inundated with questions about the new SAT! As many of you know, the SAT is going through some big changes beginning with the March 2016 exam (see our previous blog post for a discussion on some of the alterations). The College Board has let it be known that this first… Read more

December 9, 2015

Proudly Supporting Friends of Youth Programs

Friends of Youth

Local non-profit, Friends of Youth, hosted a Rise & Thrive breakfast on Wednesday, December 2 to raise funds to increase mental health and substance abuse counseling in the Issaquah School District.  Pacific Learning Academy was proud to be a sponsor for this event. Pacific Learning Academy is teacher-owned and a wholly… Read more

November 5, 2015

Newly designed SAT/ACT Diagnostic Exam now available

The new SAT is right around the corner! The College Board is implementing many changes to the exam starting in March of 2016. If your child is planning on taking either the SAT or the ACT after this date, now is a good time to start thinking about preparation. Our… Read more

October 3, 2015

Proudly Supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Pacific Learning Academy proudly supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation “All in for Kids” campaign Pacific Learning Academy is teacher-owned and a wholly local educational service passionate about supporting non-profit organizations that are aligned with our educational and philanthropic philosophy of giving parents more choices and opening up more doors to… Read more

October 1, 2015

Pacific Learning Academy Hires New Assistant Director

New Assistant Director John Minnick

Pacific Learning Academy proudly announces the hiring of Assistant Director, Jon Minnick. Jon will be providing support to Pacific Learning Academy staff and instructors in order to create an exceptional experience for all Academy families. As an educator and University of Washington graduate (BA in Philosophy), Jon also has a… Read more

September 23, 2015

Does My Child Need a Tutor?

Does My Child Need a Tutor?

Does My Child Need a Tutor? 8 Things to Consider, From Credentials to Teaching Style Kirsten O’Malley discusses when a tutor is needed and how to find the right tutor for your child in local blog Pacific Learning Academy’s Founder and Executive Director, Kirsten O’Malley, was a recent contributor to… Read more

August 19, 2015

Thank You for Your Referrals!

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

August 4, 2015

Mosby Cogswell Promoted to Director of Pacific Learning Academy

Pacific Learning Academy is proud to announce a new Director at the Issaquah educational service and accredited private school. Mosby Cogswell has been promoted from Assistant Director to Director. Mosby provides support to Pacific Learning Academy staff and instructors in order to create an exceptional experience for families  and student…. Read more

June 1, 2015

Group Study for FINAL EXAMS: June 13th (Saturday)

Final exams are upon us! Register now for Group Study!  An effective study group, led by an experienced Pacific Learning Academy instructor, will help you prepare for finals by: answering your questions helping you master tough concepts reminding you of what you already know! reminding you of what you don’t… Read more

May 12, 2015

PLA Tutor in Katmandu – GoFundMe request after earthquakes

Some of you may remember Chemistry instructor Brit Stender, a popular tutor who worked at the Academy as he was finishing his teaching degree and student teaching at Eastlake High School. Brit moved to Nepal and started a financial company there about 8 months ago, and was well on his way… Read more

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