Middle school students have the opportunity to broaden and expand their academic skills through a variety of academic extracurricular events. Many of these activities involve competitions against other schools in which are students do very well. These opportunities allow our students to develop academic skills, demonstrate teamwork, and work with faculty members outside of the regular classroom.

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  • Debate Tournaments

    The Pegasus Debate program is recognized as being one of the top in the nation. Many of our seventh- through eighth-grade debate students place in the top 10 during several Orange County debate tournaments, sponsored by the Orange County Debate League (OCDL) and Middle School Debate Program (MSPDP). Since 2011, Pegasus debate students have won Golden Gavel awards, team and individual speaker awards. Many proceed to participate in debate and Model United Nation (MUN) programs in high school.
  • Spelling Bees

    Every January, Pegasus hosts a Middle School Spelling Bee, open to students in sixth through eighth grades. Students are chosen based upon their performance in their class spelling bee.

    The first through third place winners from the Pegasus Spelling Bee proceed to the Preliminary Written Round of the Orange County Spelling Bee in February, held at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), Costa Mesa.

    Winners from the Written Round compete in the Semi-Final Oral Round.

    The winner of the Orange County Spelling Bee wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May/June.
  • Geography Bees

    In January, selected fourth- through eighth-grade students are given the opportunity to participate in the Pegasus geography bee. The students are chosen to compete after they advanced from their classroom bee. The winner from the Pegasus bee can then proceed to the State Geography Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

    The winner of the State Bee proceed to compete in the National Championships held in Washington D.C.
  • Math Invitationals

    Each spring, selected Pegasus math student compete in the Sage Hill Annual Mathematics Invitational. The competition is open to  middle school students from independent schools, many of whom do not have other opportunities to compete in mathematics. Students participate in different categories that include: Mental Math, Probability and Statistics, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, and Engineering.
  • Koala Bowl

    Each year, select Pegasus middle school girs are invited to compete in the Koala Bowl, an academic trivia competition, at Cornelia Connelly School. The event is hosted by the Connelly girls, who plan and execute the full tournament. Activities include history, math and debate. Approximately six to 10 middle schools participate in the event.
  • National History Day

    In March, students are provided with the opportunity to participate in the National History Day (NHD) competition, held at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). The NHD is open to every school district and participating schools in Orange County. 

    The OCDE develops a specific historical theme, from which students voluntarily research topics of interest and develop a project. The project is initiated at school, normally during their social studies class. Once selected, they advance to the Orange County contest. Students may compete individually or as a group. Each year, a few Pegasus social studies students win awards in NHD.

  • Orange County Science Fair

The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.