Mission Statement & Goals
Develop a love and respect for oneself as unique by:
Using authentic assessment
Using individualized learning when helpful
Providing positive reinforcemtn
Ensuring that physical, mental and emotional development go hand in hand
Develop a love and respect for others and for the world by:
Integrating students with differing abilities through individual programming
Providing a cooperative learning environment where differing abilities, interests, and values are respected
Encouraging respect for the environment
Love to Learn
Develop a lifelong love of learning by:
Emphasizing the learning process
Encouraging students to find and use information
Accepting more than one right answer when appropriate
Developing critical and higher level thinking skills
Encouraging creative problem-solving
The mission of Pacific Horizons School is to help young people chart their direction and build skills necessary for a successful journey through life.
OUR GOAL is to develop self-esteem, respect for others, and a love of learning in PHS students.
PHS Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of local professionals who each bring something special to the group. There are three business owners, one broadcaster, one legislator, one finance specialist, and one veteran educator. With this unique blend of skills, the board is able to creatively address current issues and plan for future needs as the school continues to grow.
Sonja Stanley (Chair), Meredith Acly (Secretary), Vera Peck, Manua Chen,
Murray Holmes (Vice Chair/Treasurer)
Natalia Palamo (P); Ben Sauvao (VP),
Danielle Pualau (S), Tavau Selesele (T)
Our Parent Teacher Organization is made up of volunteers who are looking for innovative ways to fill the needs of PHS. Please contact any of these officers if you would like to be active in the PTO.
2023-2024 Pacific Horizons School Staff
Front Row L-R: Aldy Dizon, Maintenance; Doug Berquist, HS Social Science Teacher; Tavau Selesele, K3/K4 Teacher; Kendra Pinsker, MS & HS Math & Science Teacher; Salafai Laulu, K5/G1 Teacher Aide; Caroline Tuiolosega, School Director; Karen Dizon, Deputy Director/HS Math & Science Teacher; Hazel Bangloy, G5 Teacher; Sra. Paredes, HS Spanish Teacher;
Second Row L-R: Matthew Caretti, MS & HS English Teacher; Jenward Montalbo, MS & HS Computer Science Teacher; Teresa Dunstan, G2 Teacher; Lile Siaulaiga, K3/K4 Teacher Aide; Danna Willis, K5/G1 Teacher; Jhoanna Cassiday, MS & HS Math & Science Teacher; Zhane Jagon, G3/G4 Teacher Aide; Veronica Soto, Academic Counselor; Cheryl Montalbo, G3/G4 Teacher; Michael Bangloy, MS & HS Math & Science Teacher
Back Row L-R: Vilina Finau, Custodian; Telesia Matakaiongo, Custodian; Maipo Tea-Cartier, School Secretary; Alisi Moli, Custodian; Fynn Peck, MS Math & Social Science Teacher; Tevita Sisifa, Maintenance
Why are we asking for donations?
Dear Friends of Pacific Horizons School,
As you know, PHS has always strived to provide a quality education for its students by keeping class sizes small and by hiring the most qualified staff available. PHS has proven its record of academic excellence in American Samoa.
It is financially challenging to provide this kind of education. In our attempt to keep tuition costs down and to be able to continue to provide a quality education for the children on our island, we are asking people to consider making a donation.
Know that your donation will help ensure that the legacy of PHS continues for many years to come.
Even a small contribution makes a difference.
The school can receive donations via our PayPal account using the below Donate button.
Fa'afetai tele lava!