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

  • Emphasizing multiculturalism

  • 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

  • Using technology

  • 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), Vera Peck, Pamela Berquist (Treasurer),
Manua Chen,
Larry Sanitoa, Evelyn Lilio-Satele, Meredith Acly (Secretary)



Left to Right: Sonja Stanley, Secretary; Debbs Cox, Vice-President; Marilyn Ho Ching, President; Meredith Acly, Treasurer

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.

2020-2021 Pacific Horizons School Staff


Front Row L-R: Siuti Maukoloa, Office Manager; Zhane Jagon, Teacher Aide; Caroline Tuiolosega, Director, Karen Dizon, Deputy Director/HS Teacher; Teresa Dunstan, G2 Teacher; Kendra Pinsker, MS & HS Teacher; Tavau Selesele, K3/K4 Teacher

Second Row L-R: Danna Willis, K5/G1 Teacher; Kalo Latu, Custodian; Lile Siaulaiga, K3/K4 Teacher Aide; Tokanga Finau, Proctor/Aide; Jhoanna Dizon, MS & HS Teacher; Bev Kodak, MS & HS Teacher; Veronica Soto, High School Counselor; Gina Manuo, Proctor/MS Teacher; Mary Bordonaro, 4/5 Teacher; Alisi Moli, Custodian; Suria Jackson, K5/1 Teacher Aide

Back Row L-R: Junior Wongking, Maintenance; Aldy Dizon, Maintenance, Oliver Serrano, MS & HS Teacher; Bill Shanahan, HS Teacher; Fynn Peck, MS & Upper Elementary Teacher


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!