5.00 (4 reviews)
- Clairbourn is an excellent accredited, private day school for boys and girls serving students in the preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school grades (JPK-8th).
- We seek students who acknowledge the value and responsibilities of a private school education.
- We believe that the joy of learning is enhanced and enriched through the use of variety, creativity, and self expression in developing essential physical, mental and social skills.
- Students are accepted on the basis of their previous academic performance, placement test scores, writing samples, references, and, in the case of Preschool through Kindergarten, their maturity and school readiness.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||285 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 43%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||35 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Uniforms supplied by Lands)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 2 / Sep. 1|
|Tuition Notes||Link to Tuition Figures: http://www.clairbourn.org/admissions/tuitionandfinancialaid.php|
|Admissions Director||Janna Hawes|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Flag Football, Golf,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||11 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||After School Sports, Animal Encounters, Bricks 4 Kidz, C.A.S.T. Clairbourn Thespians Drama Club, Early Childhood Grades Dance Class, Edu Chess, Homework Help, Kung Fu, Lango, Let's Read, Let's Rock Bricks 4 Kidz, Edu Chess, Homework Help, Kung Fu, Lango, Let's Read, Let's Rock, After School Sports,|
C.A.S.T. Clairbourn Thespians Drama Club,
Early Childhood Grades Dance Class,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- PasadenaGrades: KG-12 | 859 students
1030 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
- PasadenaGrades: K-8
1005 Armada Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
- San DimasGrades: PK-8 | 134 students
908 West Arrow Highway
San Dimas, CA 91773
- PasadenaGrades: K-8 | 516 students
405 S Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
- PasadenaGrades: K-8 | 347 students
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd
Pasadena, CA 91107
Clairbourn is an excellent learning environment that encourages students to be their best, supports parent involvement, and has a solid foundation in strong, universal values and ethics. It has a beautiful campus, with administrators, teachers, and staff who care and know each and every student. Students earn admission to the best high schools, and are recognized as compassionate, well-rounded, and respectful.
- Posted by Parent - Kris
My kids have been going to Clairbourn for the last 10 years (graduating in 2017) and I have to say choosing Clairbourn was one of the best decisions we've ever made.This is exactly what you will experience:Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Your child will learn a lot through play. You will hear a lot of chatter about "Clairbourn is not academic enough, blah blah blah" - some parents will transfer their kids to different, more "academic" schools.When kids reach 4th and 5th grade, the homework load starts to increase, but they increase at a moderate and manageable amount.When kids reach middle school, they are probably spending 30 minutes to 1.5 hours on homework.I believe this year's graduating class has about 38 kids and 12 or 13 of them are going to Flintridge Prep, and every single child got into great school (Poly, Flintridge, Westridge, Webb, St Francis, La Salle, Maranatha, etc.).Here's what Clairbourn is:- a loving community where parents are encouraged to participate in the growth of their child (parents get to choose to participate as much or as little as they like; no pressure)- A school that makes a strong effort to build character, integrity, and honesty. You will not meet a child who doesn't have a strong moral compass from Clairbourn- A Christian Science School, but you will not feel any awkwardness if your family is not religious. They teach good values.- They prepare the kids well IF you stick with the program. They have their own ways, and you should either buy into it, or go somewhere else. Here's what Clairbourn is not:- "Level up teaching" - meaning, they don't take 3rd-grade material and teach them to 2nd graders. Lots of schools do that and parents would say "gee, my friend's child is doing this, and you're only doing that?" - this is silly. Can you teach a 3-year-old the alphabets? Sure, it might take 6 months - but why force that at 3 when you can spend 2 months and teach them when they're 4? The school knows what they're doing, and parents need to leave teaching to the kids - Clairbourn is a small, private school and is not built for 1-on-1 special-ed teaching. If a child has special needs, he or she may be better served at a specialty or public school system where they have a lot more resourcesLastly, I'd like to leave a note for future parents -> Talk to kids from the schools you're considering and see if they are the young adults you'd like to see your kids grow up to be.Good luck.
- Posted by Parent - Current Parent
Clairbourn is an amazingly supportive learning environment with excellent balance between academics, sports and social activities. Students graduating from Clairbourn are some of the most well rounded and academically strong students you will find in the greater LA area.
- Posted by Parent - Steve Walker
Clairbourn has strong academics and sends students along to top area high schools. Most importantly, the community at Clairbourn is wonderful! The kids feel supported, the parents feel included, and it is a very special place to come every day.
- Posted by Administrator - nward
September 30, 2017
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
September 29, 2017
Parents have many reasons for deciding to take their children out of public school and enrolling them in private school. This circumstance is something which can happen at any stage of your child's education.
September 29, 2017
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