Principal Letter and Related Documents

Please read through each of the documents below.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your inquiry into Patten Academy of Christian Education. At PACE we offer more education for less – in academics, in character development, and in community service. This has been a central theme of the school since its founding in 1944 and is reflected in the quality of the faculty, educational resources, and facilities available to our students. At Patten Academy your child(ren) will believe, achieve, and succeed.

Your inquiry indicates your desire for your child to receive an excellent educational experience. Patten Academy of Christian Education is an educational ministry of Christian Cathedral church and seeks to provide the best in academic preparation in a Christian environment that will nurture the ethical and moral development of your child and prepare him or her for the future.

We are enclosing a brochure and application packet. Please review the Admissions Procedures form before completing the Application Packet. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (510) 533-3121.

We are now processing applications for the coming academic year. We invite you to give us a call for additional information or to set up an appointment for a campus visit and/or an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Sharon Anderson, Principal

P.S. Some transfers may be accepted throughout the school year

Mission Statement
Statement of Faith
Fact Sheet

Application Process

IMPORTANT: Submit the required forms*, documents** and the application fee*** to

  1. *Student application to be filled out completely, signed, and dated by parents or guardians. K-12 Application Form (2024-2025)
    -for students enrolling in kindergarten, please complete the Kindergarten Information Sheet
    -for I-20 student application, please complete the I-20 Application Form (2024-2025)
  2. *Statement of Purpose: Student (Grades 6-12)
  3. *Recommendation Forms (Grades 6-12), they have to be signed and stamped
  4. *Pace Chromebook, Google Workspace, and E-rate Forms 2024-2025, please sign and complete pages 5, 6, and 10.
  5. **A copy of the applicant’s most recent report card and test scores.
  6. **A recent picture of the applicant
  7. **A copy of the student’s birth certificate
  8. **A Doctor’s Report of Health Examination for School Entry
  9. **Immunization record; please refer to the CA Immunization Requirements K-12th Grade for details.
  10. ***Application fee of $50.00 ($100.00 for I-20 applicants) cash, money order, cashier’s check, ATM or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover). NO personal checks, please.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Marquez


Please note one of the distinctions of Patten Academy of Christian Education is that our students wear uniforms. See uniform regulations below.

Elementary Uniform Regulations
Middle School Uniform Regulations
High School Uniform Regulations