PUC Preparatory School | Profile

The next step in Christian education.

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grades 9–12
day school
coed student body
WASC accredited
10:1 student/teacher ratio
two diplomas: regular & advanced, both college preparatory
Prep is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian high school with a long tradition of educational excellence. Established as a demonstration school, Prep serves as an on-campus laboratory for the Education Department at Pacific Union College. Located at the northern end of the Napa Valley, the rural physical location is ideal, with cultural and urban influences within a short driving distance. A majority of Prep’s students come from the surrounding communities of Angwin, St. Helena, Calistoga, Napa, and Middletown.

The school began in 1888 as a part of Pacific Union College, then called Healdsburg College. Mrs. Ellen G. White, a founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, helped choose the current spot for PUC in this basin at the top of Howell Mountain. In 1935 the Preparatory School administration was separated from the college administration, and the first class under this new administration graduated in 1936. Since then, thousands of students have received diplomas.

PUC Prep School has been accredited by the Board of Regents of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists since 1930, and has been a member of, and accredited by, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1965. During the 2010-2011 school year Prep received a three-year accreditation term with a WASC visit successfully completed in the spring of 2011.
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total students (Fall 2013)
15 freshman, 30 sophomores, 23 juniors, 18 seniors
41 guys, 45 girls