Blair IB Magnet School
Principal for a day: Dr. Tomás Torices
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Principal: David Ibarra
Promoted to Blair principal after a competitive process, David Ibarra has been assistant principal of Pasadena High School since 2013. Prior to that, he was the district’s secondary language arts coach since 2010 and began his career as a teacher at Eliot Middle School in 2004. Mr. Ibarra has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton, a Master’s degree and teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University and an administrative credential from Cal Poly Pomona. He is fluent in Spanish.
“I am honored and privileged to be the new principal of Blair School,” says Mr. Ibarra. “I look forward to establishing relationships with the students, staff, faculty and the community at Blair and building on the outstanding International Baccalaureate and dual language programs so that we continue to cultivate graduates ready for college success. Go Vikings!”
About Blair: We are authorized as an International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and offer an integrated, holistic approach to thinking, teaching and learning that emphasizes international mindedness and responsible citizenship. Our staff, students, parents and community have a shared commitment to creating a learning environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity, cooperation, self-discipline and community service. This enables our students to become lifelong learners, responsible participants, and contributors in our culturally diverse, democratic society. We are a small learning community with active parents who contribute to our orderly, clean and safe environment.
Grade Configuration: 6th -12th
Number of Students: 1,065
Community Partners include: Rose Bowl Association; Lake Avenue Foundation; Huntington Hospital; Kaiser Permanente; Pasadena City Health Department, Pasadena Host Lions Club, Pasadena Rotary, Green Street Dental, Sierra Madre Fire Department, American Red Cross, California Restaurant Association, CCAP, FHA Hero, Southwest Little League, Madison Heights Neighborhood Association, and the Art Center College of Design.
AP/IB Classes offered: AP World History, IB Higher Level History of the Americas, AP
Government, AP Calculus, IB Standard Level Math, IB/AP Biology, IB/AP Physics, IB/AP
English, AP/IB Spanish, AP Human Geography, IB Music SL and IB Sports Exercise Health Science.
Grants: CPA, FHA-Hero, Pasadena Showcase House, PEF, Donorschoose.org
Multiple Pathways: Health Careers Academy (AOHS) – Grades 9 – 12; Culinary and Hospitality
Academy (AOHT) – Grades 10 – 12
Dual Language Immersion Program – Spanish: Grades 6-7
IBMYP: All students in grades 6 – 10 IBDP: Grades 11-12