Harambee Preparatory School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students58 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
95%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
6%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants with Navy Blue Polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$175
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorPaige Snider
Admissions AssociateJill 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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  • Pasadena
    Grades: PK-6 | 192 students
    4 miles
    74 S San Gabriel Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)792-6166
    4 PK-6
    192
  • Pasadena
    Grades: PK-12 | 326 students
    2.4 miles
    67 W Bellevue Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)792-5940
    2.4 PK-12
    326
  • Pasadena
    Grades: K-8
    1.2 miles
    1005 Armada Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (626)795-9314
    1.2 K-8
    n/a
  • Pasadena
    Frostig School
    Frostig School Photo - Small class sizes allow teachers to provide individual attention to all students.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 121 students
    3.3 miles
    971 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)791-1255
    3.3 1-12
    121
  • Pasadena
    Grades: NS-8 | 347 students
    3.5 miles
    1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)798-8989
    3.5 NS-8
    347

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $12,352 for elementary schools and $24,026 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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