PEF Summer Enrichment Program


NOTICE: San Rafael classes have been relocated to Roosevelt Elementary.
Please see our updates & changes section for more information.


Program Dates

June 15 - July 16, 2015 | Monday - Thursday

Enrollment Closes May 29 at 10pm

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Summer Enrichment Program 2015 June 15th - July 16th

Learn to cook, explore a new language, program a robot, design with 3D printers, and so much more.
PEF's Summer Enrichment Program is your summertime solution!

What a Great Summer!

Beginning Chess at Norma Coombs

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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 San Rafael (K-6). Our popular dual language programs can be found at San Rafael 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. The District will release their summer plan March 1st.

Lastly, this year you can register online  for all your summer classes. We hope you can join us for a fun-filled summer of learning and exploration!

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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 donors for their support of the Summer Enrichment Program.  The program would not be possible without their contributions:

Ahmanson Foundation
William & Linda Creim
The Goodstein Family
Schow Foundation
Helen & Wil Webster Foundation

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Recent Updates:


Parent Expo Schedule

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Wednesday, July 16 Parents are invited to come out and share in the summertime fun at the PEF Summer Enrichment Program! Come out to our Parent Expo day, visit with your childs classes, and participate in the magic that is summer learning at PEF. Remember this is still a regular...

Star Gazing Nights

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The PEF Summer Enrichment Program held two Star Gazing Nights this summer with astronomers from Carnegie Observatories and the STEM Outreach Network ...come on out! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. No food, please. See more photos from our Star Gazing Night here>>...