Harambee Prep School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
Harambee Prep School provides a rigorous academic elementary education in a Christian setting to vulnerable children in Northwest Pasadena, California and surrounding areas.
We believe that every child can learn.  We prepare our children to obtain a post-secondary education and return to be the leaders of our community in the future.
Our motto is: Enter to Learn - Exit to Serve.
Since 1995, we have provided an excellent educational opportunity to children that live in our community.
We found that many local children lacked the support or foundation that they needed to advance through the typical public school curriculum.
They were falling behind early in their school career and would never be able to catch up to attend a college or university.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 41 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $175
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Harambee Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1995
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
41 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Harambee Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
6%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki pants with Navy Blue Polo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is as follows: Total family income of $45,000 or more monthly tuition is $175; Total family income of less than $45,000 monthly tuition is $125.
Admissions Director
Paige Snider
Admissions Associate
Jill Grayson

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Gardening, Harambee Children's Choir, Performing Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Martial Arts

School Notes

  • Harambee Preparatory School began in 1995, offers an excellent private, Christian elementary education to approximately 63 children in grades PreK-6 regardless of ability to pay. Many of our students would be lost in the public school sector if it were not for HPS. Former students are attending colleges across the nation, forming families, entering the workforce and accepting leadership roles in their communities

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 41 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $175
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $19,764 for elementary schools and $28,002 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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