Pasadena, CA School Guide


Residents of Pasadena, California, send their children to some of strongest performing schools in the nation due to powerful partnerships. Building on a rich heritage of empowered learning, citizens of Pasadena can take advantage of acclaimed higher learning institutions. Key to the abundant success enjoyed by Pasadena area schools are the virtues of accountability, rigorous curriculum, and limitless exploration.

Public Schools 

girl_eating_a_cookieinclass.jpgPasadena Public Schools fall under the jurisdiction of the Pasadena Unified School District, which also serves nearby Altadena and Sierra Madre. This district stretches across seventy-six square miles and includes sixteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools.

Pasadena Unified School District 
351 South Hudson Avenue 
Pasadena, California 91109 
Phone: (626) 396-3600 
FAX: (626) 795-5309

PUSD includes schools chosen to take part in an International Baccalaureate program consisting of expert oversight and continual improvement to its participating schools.

Blair IB Schools 
This collection of International Baccalaureate Schools includes Blair High School, which was selected to receive a California Distinguished School Award, recognizing it as one of the elite programs in the state. 
1201 South Marengo Avenue, 
Pasadena, CA 91106 
Phone: (626) 396-5820 

Private Schools

privateschool_girl_chalkboard.jpgIn addition to its fantastic public school system, Pasadena boasts a multitude of supreme private schools aimed at improving the quality of education and providing increased opportunities to pupils.

Pasadena Area Independent Schools Consortium 
This alliance of sixteen schools seeks to promote collaboration and partnership amongst its members in an effort to better serve the community. All members are recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools and are accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 

Colleges and Universities

collegestudents_raisng_hands.jpgPasadena is home to numerous scientific and cultural institutions dedicated to continuing a history filled with academic excellence and accomplishment. The area includes prestigious colleges, universities, and research facilities, as well as premier design schools, technology centers, and seminaries. Over the years, Pasadena has become home to NASA, thirty-one Nobel laureates, and the nation’s top culinary institute.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 
This prestigious research institute has attracted famous and influential minds for the last century. With an estimated enrollment of just over two thousand students, Caltech has won thirty two Nobel prizes and sixty-five National Medals of Science and Technology. Currently, the school offers thirty-four options of primary study, six areas of minor study, and routinely works alongside the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Department of Energy. 
1200 E California Blvd, 
Pasadena, CA 
Phone: (626) 395-3500 

Fuller Theological Seminary 
Charles E. Fuller founded this seminary in 1947, envisioning that it would become a “Caltech of the evangelical world.” Currently it enrolls over four thousand students from sixty-seven countries who specialize in psychology, theology, and intercultural studies. 
135 North Oakland Avenue, 
Pasadena, CA 
Phone: (626) 356-0874

college_men_graduating_.jpgArt Center College of Design 
Business Week named this Pasadena school “one of the top sixty design schools in the world.” Offering programs in product design, automobile design, graphic art, illustration, environmental design, and photography, Art Center College operates year round, offering three terms on its two campuses. U.S. News and World Report ranked their graduate fine arts program 11th in the nation, and students routinely work with brands such as Disney, Nike, NASA, and BMW. ACCD is fully accredited and was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations for their humanitarian work. 
1700 Lida Street, 
Pasadena, CA 
Phone: (626) 396-2200

Pasadena City College 
This community College has served the Pasadena area since 1924 and educated over one million students on the third largest community college campus in the nation. PCC offers scholarships, flexible scheduling, and an unparallel diversity and equality that has attracted students from all over California including alumnus Jackie Robinson. 
1570 E. Colorado Blvd 
Pasadena, California 91106 
Phone: (626) 585-7123 

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