Pasadena Christian School

Pasadena Christian School Photo #1 - The annual Jogothan is a healthy way for students and families to support PCS. Finding sponsors and participating in an hour on walking, jogging or running is a healthy and fun way to socialize. The other events that provide a fundraising opportunity as well as a time of socializing as a school family are the annual: Magazine Drive, Grandparents' Day, and Golf Tournament events. Participation in any of the events is voluntary.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #2 - A rigorous academic program challenges students to stretch their minds and apply concepts learned in a variety of ways. Hands-on approaches to science and math provide the means for deepening student understanding of concepts taught and promote higher level thinking skills. K-8 classroom technology allows for instruction to be enriched with internet access and interactive lessons. A well-equipped computer lab and computers in the library provide research access and increasing development of computer skill application. Dedicated teachers in the areas of music (classroom, choral, and instrumental), computer, art, and Spanish provide the most effective levels of enrichment instruction.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #3 - Among the extended field trips for students at PCS are: 4th Graders visiting Sacramento & Coloma, 5th Graders sailing on a Tall Ship out of Dana Harbor and participating in a re-enactment of the Revolutionary War in Oak Glen, 6th Graders spending a week at Outdoor Science Camp, 7th Graders taking a 3-day math/science trip to Monterey, and 8th Graders spending 10 days on the East Coast seeing first-hand many of the historical sights of our nation.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #4 - The annual elementary Christmas Program features all three elementary choirs-Kingdom Kids (1st & 2nd grade) is featured in this picture. A local church sanctuary is secured to hold all who want to come and share in this wonderful evening.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #5 - Competitive sports provides Junior High students with the opportunity to play football, volleyball, basketball, softball, and baseball in a competitive school league. They can also participate in track and field events, cross country and cheer.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #6 - Each year Choral Workshop (5th & 6th grades) presents the Spring Musical. The Joyful Sounds (3rd & 4th grades) choir provides musical support for them. This past year students presented "The King and I". Other performances have included: "Annie", "Oliver", "My Fair Lady", "Beauty & the Beast", and "Sound of Music" to name a few.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #7 - Grandparents are very special people in the lives of their grandchildren. PCS sets aside one day a year for them to come to campus, be entertained by a variety of groups and spend time visiting with their grandchildren in the classrooms.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #8 - Throughout the year students participate in a variety of special events and/or celebrations. Among those are Crazy Hat Day, In 'N Out Lunch Day, Veterans' Day Ceremony, Pajama Day, Spirit Week and other themed days. Chapel is a weekly event at three levels: K-3, 4-6, & 7-8. Chapels include student-lead programs, special guest speakers, and theme-focused chapels presented by administration.
Pasadena Christian School Photo #9 - Each fall the Parent Teacher Fellowship plans a themed event for PCS families. There are game booths, cake decorating contest, lots of food, and many other fun attractions.
The primary mission of Pasadena Christian School is to provide its students with the academic training and spiritual nurture needed to become men and women who are worthy representatives of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Working together with the family and the local church, we seek to provide our students with the foundation necessary to become people whose lives reflect an uncompromising commitment to Christ, who are people of unquestioned integrity, and who pursue excellence in whatever they do.
Working in cooperation with parents, the goal of Pasadena Christian School is to provide a high quality academic education based on biblical values and principles.

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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 Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1946
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSee website February 2020
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students458 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Pasadena Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 22 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,764
Tuition NotesAnnual Tuition: $4,135-$15,359(PreSchool-2 , 3, and 5 day programs, full day or am only) $12,251 (TK-6), $13,669 (7th), $16,069 (8th-includes 7-day East Coast History Tour)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,900
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Betty St. Peter


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Regional Math Olympics, Regional Speech Meet, Regional Spelling Bee

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Workshop (4th & 5th Grade Choir), Instrumental Music/Orchestra, JH Speech & Drama, JH Student Council, Joyful Sounds (3rd & 4th Grade Choir), Kingdom Kids (1st & 2nd Grade Choir), Regional Art Faire

School Notes

Pasadena Christian School offers its students:

  • Nurturing, caring, credentialed teachers who receive on-going staff development.
  • A rigorous academic enviroment in the core subjects.
  • Instruction integrated with interactive technology across the curriculum.
  • Hands-on instruction in math and science.
  • Instruction in classroom, choral, and instrumental music as well as art, drama, speech, physical education, Spanish, and computer technology.
  • A competitive sports program at the Junior High.
  • Field trips at all grade levels and extended field trips in 4th-8th grades.
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School Reviews

As parents of children with different talents, our family searched for a school that not only reinforced the Christian morals and values that we instilled but offered a challenging and differentiated academic environment. After educating our family at Pasadena Christian School for more than twelve years, we discovered that our expectations were not only met but exceeded! Pasadena Christian School offers a reasonable priced Christ-centered program with high academic standards that encouraged our children to excel in music, art, public speaking, athletics, technology and foreign language. Following our children's middle school graduations, they were equipped to attend the best college preparatory high schools in our area.
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