PEF Summer Enrichment Program

Join us for the 13th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program. This 5-week program mixes academic subjects with creative hands-on projects taught by some of the best PUSD teachers. Students will be inspired while having fun learning as it prepares them for the upcoming school year ahead.
2016 Summer Program Dates: June 13 - July 14
School Sites for 2016:
Don Benito, Jackson, McKinley, San Rafael, and PUSD HQ
Enrollment opens Feb. 6 & closes May 27. Serving grades K-12.


PEF Summer Enrichment Program Dates
June 15 - July 16, 2015 | Monday - Thursday

Check out our 2015 Photo Gallery to see what is happening on all our campuses >>

For detailed information on each campus including school address, drop off, pick up, dress code, hours, and more click here.

For more information contact us at 626-396-3625 or via email at

Our thanks to the Pasadena Community Foundation and The Helen and Will Webster Foundation for their support of the Madison program.




PEF's Summer Enrichment Program is your summertime solution!

Learn to cook, explore a new language, program a robot, design with 3D printers, and so much more.

What a Great Summer!

Beginning Chess

Download last year's (2015) course brochure here >>

The Pasadena Educational Foundation's popular program continues in its twelfth year of providing summer enrichment classes to K-12 students.

This year, the program will be at a few new site locations around Pasadena including McKinley (K-8), Don Benito (K-6), and District Headquarters (9-12). We will return to both Franklin (K-6) and Roosevelt (K-6). Our popular dual language programs can be found at Franklin and Roosevelt for Spanish and Don Benito for Mandarin.  

All elementary sites will host the self-contained Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade classes for incoming Kindergarten and first grade students (K-1). These classes are a fun introduction to school and a great way for young learners to stay engaged over the summer. Classes will run the full 3 blocks from 8-12pm with one teacher.

For students grades 2-8, there are a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students choose 3 blocks of classes that run from 8-12pm. Some of the great classes offered include cooking, robotics, 3-D printing, art studio, math, science and more. 

For the high school students grades 9-12, we are offering a new format of classes that start a little later at 9am and run till 12pm Monday through Thursday. In partnership with the College Access Plan, students will prepare for both the SAT and ACT. We are also offering a Graphic Design class that will help students get ahead with a great portfolio, while having fun practicing new skills. This course will incorporate 3-D printing and computers to offer the latest technologies for design. PEF will not be offering for credit classes this year.

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled summer of learning and exploration!

Want to know what the PEF Summer Enrichment Program looks like?

Watch this great video created by High School Junior, Nathan Lee >>

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The Pasadena Educational Foundation has facilitated a Summer Program for local students since 2003.  More than 60 different classes are offered each summer, including drama, art, math, creative writing, chess, and foreign language immersion classes.

PEF would like to thank the following for their support of the Summer Enrichment Program.  The program would not be possible without their contributions:

Dick Davis

William & Linda Creim
IdealabCharitable and Codespark

Tournament of Roses® Foundation
Schow Foundation
Green Foundation
Helen & Will Webster Foundation


Summer Enrichment Program 2016 Course Proposal Now Available!

Deadline extension for course proposals has now passed.
We are looking for teachers that have a passion for teaching. There is a high demand for language immersion, reading, science, robotics, art, cooking, and technology including coding. Classes are offered for grades K-12: self-contained Introduction to Kindergarten and first grade, block classes for 2-8 grades, and high school classes (not-for-credit). Please see last year’s catalog here for types of classes offered. We ask that even returning teachers please submit a proposal, even if for the same/similar class as last year. 
Try our new online course proposal form here. You can upload your support documents and fill out the form online..
Prefer the paper form instead? You can download that here and send to the PEF Office, Attn: Jamie Powell, at 351 S. Hudson Ave, Rm. 153, Pasadena, CA 91101.