Our school began as a ministry and vision of Pastor Herbert W. Ezell of Harbor Christian Center in 1977. He envisioned a school on two blocks of land that would offer quality Christian education to the church families at Harbor Christian Center and those in the community.
Happy Harbor Preschool opened in 1978 and by 1980 had established a Kindergarten program. The vision for a Middle School program began in 1981 and 1st, 7th and 8th grade classes were enrolled. By 1982, the full program of Pre-K through 9th grade graduating class had graced our campus.
A decision to demolish two existing older structures on the elementary campus between the office and the preschool was made in 1999 and the project began in November of that year. A new building was built that houses our Library, Computer Lab, and two classrooms upstairs. A second building located on the same lot houses a large cafeteria, a kitchen, a staff conference room, and new restroom facilities. These new buildings were completed and opened in the summer of 2000.
Other areas of expansion include a Before and After School Program and a Summer Day Camp Program that includes academics, Bible teaching, weekly field trips, and fun activities in a safe, Christian environment. We have also recently added a Computer Lab and individualized computer-based tutorial program in our Library.
Today we are two schools under the name of Pacific Harbor Christian School and Happy Harbor Preschool, ministering to students in preschool thru high school.