The Pegasus School

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The Pegasus School
19692 Lexington Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
United States
School type Private-Independent Day School
Motto Where Bright Minds Soar
Established 1984
Founder Laura Hathaway
Status Open
Head of school Jason Lopez
Grades PK-8
Gender Co-Ed
Enrollment 565
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 1:11
Language English
Campus size 14 acres (57,000 m2)
Mascot Pegasus
Team name Thunder
Accreditation The California Association of Independent Schools
Publication Pegasus Magazine
Tuition $20,400
Communities served Suburban

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS),

Educational Records Bureau (ERB)

The Pegasus School is a co-ed, non-profit, non-sectarian, private day school on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) campus in Huntington Beach, California.


In 1984, Laura Hathaway founded The Pegasus School.

The school purchased its current facility in 1995 and then began work to refurbish classrooms and expand buildings. The Palley Complex which serves fourth and fifth graders was added in 1997 and the Hathaway Activities Center was built in 2000 to provide a home for performance, art, and student athletics.

Laura Hathaway was the first head of school. John Zurn was appointed the second head of The Pegasus School in February 2010. Jason Lopez joined the Pegasus community in July 2014 as the third head of school.

Average class size[edit]

Pre-Kindergarten:16 students in a classroom with two teachers

Kindergarten: 18 students in a classroom with a teacher and associate teacher

First through Fifth grades: 20 students per classroom with a teacher and teaching assistant

Sixth through Eighth Grades: 16-18 students in a classroom with a teacher and teaching assistant.


We are Pegasus.

The story of Pegasus begins with intellectual curiosity and compassion. We are a vibrant academic community that inspires bright, motivated students to discover and develop their unique gifts. Teachers and students build trusting relationships that foster self-reliance, confidence, and innovative thinking. A Pegasus education equips students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.

This is our Mission.


The Pegasus School is a nationally recognized blue ribbon school[1] This school is also listed on the website.[2]

Environmental aspects[edit]

The school is an energy star pledge participant.[3]


  1. ^ "Three More O.C. Schools Win National Blue Ribbons". Los Angeles Times. May 24, 2001. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Pegasus School", Great Schools, retrieved April 7, 2010 
  3. ^ "Pegasus School", Energy Star, retrieved April 7, 2010 

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