Welcome!

On behalf of The Pegasus School community, thank you for your interest in our school. Whether you are a new or familiar friend, we think you will find our website to be a wonderful snapshot of Pegasus and what we believe distinguishes us in the independent school community.
 
Pegasus was founded on the belief that strong intellect and a passion for learning should be nurtured and inspired and that learning must become a lifelong process. We are grounded in a commitment to service, embracing the opportunity borne by educating bright, motivated students.
 
Pegasus students are curious and encouraged to inquire and develop their individual talents, and challenged to test their abilities  all in a stimulating environment.
 
Pegasus faculty are distinguished by their dedication to ignite the thinking of creative and eager learners.
 
Pegasus parents are wonderfully diverse but united in their belief that a first-rate education for their children is of the utmost importance. They are a vital part of the community and share the responsibility to create the environment that is perfect for teaching and learning.
 
The Pegasus community has a shared vision: academic ability must be combined with character and integrity to embrace and grow the whole child. We have built a program that supplements each student’s natural love of learning, and cultivates his or her moral character, kindness, generosity, responsibility, perseverance, courage, and compassion.
 
I invite you to explore The Pegasus School further and see how our community encourages the growth of our children through a rigorous educational program delivered in a caring environment.
 
Sincerely,
Jason Lopez
Head of School

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  • Jason Lopez

    Jason arrived at Pegasus following five years as the associate head of school at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, Illinois. Before joining Lab, Jason worked for 20 years in high achieving public schools in California and Pennsylvania, where he served as an economics teacher, middle school principal, high school principal, and assistant superintendent.

    Jason received a BA in Economics and Sociology from California State University, Fullerton; California Teaching Credential from Chapman University; MA from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and, completed all coursework toward a Doctorate of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jason also completed an executive leadership program at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He served as a trustee for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).  This year, Jason has been appointed to the California Association of Independent School, (CAIS) Board, where he begins a four-year term.

    Jason’s wife of ​28 years, Pernille, enjoyed a successful career in business and currently sits on ​both corporate and philanthropic boards, including ​ECCO, Homeboy Industries, and, ​the national and the international board of Save the Children. Her first book, Design Your Life, was released in the U.S. in November, 2015​, after being originally published in her native country of Denmark​. Jason and Pernille have two children, Sine and Sebastian. Sine graduated from Loyola Marymount University and is working as an event ​designer in Los Angeles. Sebastian ​has recently gone back to school to pursue a teaching credential, and also resides in Southern California.
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.