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Pacific Boychoir Academy

Private School | Grades 4-8
215 Ridgeway Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 652-4722

About This School

The three-time Grammy award-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy was founded in 1998 as an after-school music program. Having started with just six boys, today PBA comprises over 170 boys and young men ages 4-18, and is known for its rich sound, musicianship, and talented soloists.  The LA Times has described PBA's quality of sound and musicianship as "astonishing."

With the addition of a day school in 2004, PBA has become the only Choir School on America's West Coast, serving boys in grades 4-8.
Pacific Boychoir Academy is located in Oakland, CA. It is a private, special program emphasis school that serves 57 students in grades 4-8. Pacific Boychoir Academy is all-male and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the Other school association(s).

In 2012, Pacific Boychoir Academy had 4 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Pacific Boychoir Academy Reviews

By , a Parent on

PBA is the ONLY choir school west of the Mississippi. For countless reasons, we are fortunate to live in the Bay Area and here is yet another one, one that you simply cannot find other places: a GREAT -academic program as well as a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to be a part of a *world-class* boy choir. But don't worry, they're just kids that happen to do amazing things.

It is also an all boys school which, as the accompaniest said recently, "allows these young boys time to grow at their own pace during the sometimes complicated middle school years entering high school with their self-esteem intact."

When you see these silly, 'ordinary' boys perform -like perfect professionals- a piece like Rachmaninoff's Vespers at Grace Cathedral or Cathedral of Christ the Light, it is like nothing else you've ever heard and felt. Come visit and consider this rare opportunity for your son, and you! You will never regret it.

By , a Parent on

The Pacific Boychhoir Academy is a one-of-a-kind and truly amazing organization. Where else can a 10 year-old boy enjoy individualized attention from an engaging and highly accomplished teacher, travel the world performing with a Grammy-winning choir, and build the confidence and sense of responsibility well beyond his years? There isn't anywhere that does this like the Pacific Boychoir Academy. The school delivers on its promise to educate, nurture, challenge, and provide an unparalleled opportunity for its students to be part of something truly world-class. What PBA offers will prepare my son to attend the high-school and college of his choosing and more importantly approach life with the sense that anything is possible.  

By , a Parent on

The Pacific Boychoir Academy has absolutely changed my son's life! His is engaged, motivated and experiencing something completely unique. Not only are the academics excellent, but he's also part of an award-winning boychoir - his confidence, sense of teamwork, and  responsibility have grown tremendously. His learning differences haven't gotten in the way here - small class size and individualized attention as well as the benefit of a boys focused education has made this an amazing experience.

By a Parent on

This is a one-of-a-kind and truly amazing organization. Where else can a 10 year-old boy enjoy individualized attention from an engaging and highly accomplished teacher, travel the world performing with a Grammy-winning choir, and build the confidence and sense of responsibility well beyond his years? There isn't anywhere that does this like the Pacific Boychoir Academy.

The school delivers on its promise to educate, nurture, challenge, and provide an unparalleled opportunity for its students to be part of something truly world-class. What PBA offers will prepare my son to attend the high-school and college of his choosing and more importantly approach life with the sense that anything is possible.  

We commute from San Francisco to enable our son to attend this unique institution. We joined PBA because of the intimate class sizes, excellent faculty, and tremendous music education. What I didn't realize when we joined the school was how much it would enhance our son's sense of confidence and teamwork, spark his intellectual curiosity, and build his social and emotional intelligence.

Nothing will compare to the look of sheer joy on my son's face when I picked him up at the airport after the summer tour with PBA this summer in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Russia. Behind his smile emerged his new appreciation for other cultures and understanding of what it means to be a member of this vast world in which we live.

By , a Parent on

Pacific Boychoir Academy is truly the most hidden gem in the Bay Area.  I urge any parent looking for a life-changing experience for his or her son to explore the Pacific Boychoir Academy without reservation.

Where else can a 10 year-old boy enjoy individualized attention from an engaging and highly accomplished teacher, travel the world performing with a Grammy-winning choir, and build the confidence and sense of responsibility well beyond his years? There isn't anywhere that does this like the Pacific Boychoir Academy.

The school delivers on its promise to educate, nurture, challenge, and provide an unparalleled opportunity for its students to be part of something truly world-class. What PBA offers will prepare my son to attend the high school and college of his choosing and more importantly approach life with the sense that anything is possible.  

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