Summer Program 2017

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

June 12 - July 13 (no Friday's)

Registration Feb. 4 - May 26

Download schedule here.

Now in its 14th year, our 5-week program mixes academic subjects with creative hands-on projects taught by some of the most amazing teachers in the area. Students are inspired while having fun learning as their classes prepare them for the upcoming school year ahead. The 2017 class schedule will be available by the end of January.

All elementary sites 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 is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes that ran from 8-12pm. Some of the great classes offered included cooking, robotics, 3-D printing, art studio, math, science and more. 

For high school students grades 9-12, there are multiple options to acquire college and career skills this summer: Take one of our courses or serve as a Volunteer Classroom Assistant for a course!  In partnership with the College Access Plan, students can prepare for both the SAT and ACT. We also offer a Graphic Design class that helps students get ahead with a great portfolio, while having fun practicing new skills. The course incorporates 3-D printing and computers to offer the latest technologies for design. Highschool classes start a little later at 9am and run until 12pm Monday through Thursday. PEF does not offer credit classes this year.

Program Dates: June 12 – July 13 (no Fridays)
Registration Dates: Feb. 4 - May 26
Locations: Franklin (K-6), McKinley (K-8), San Rafael (K-6), Don Benito (K-6), High School only -  Marshall & PUSD Headquarters

Afternoon Options to Pair with the program:
(lunch provided at all locations)
 - YMCA at Don Benito & McKinley
 - PEF Camp at San Rafael (12-4pm, no Fridays, includes lunch)
 - LEARNs until 2 at Franklin (for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch)

 - PUSD Student - Grades K-8: $425 / Grades: 9-12: $255
 - Non-PUSD Student - Grades K-8: $515 / Grades: 9-12: $315
 - PEF Camp at San Rafael only - $575 (12-4pm, no Fridays, includes lunch)

 Last year over 100 dedicated adult and teen Volunteer Classroom Assistants provided hands-on support to our students and teachers. This summer our volunteers again have opportunity to serve as experts and mentors in their chosen field, explore career options in teaching and administration, and fulfill community service hours required for graduation. Competitive internships are also available to PUSD College and Career Academy students and to others who complete the full-five weeks of the program. Weekly staff-lead discussions will support volunteers as they become school community leaders.  

APPLY NOW! Come be a part of our summer team in 2017!


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


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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

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.