2017 will be the 14th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program!

The dates are June 12 - July 13


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 it prepares them for the upcoming school year ahead. The 2017 class schedule will be available by the end of January.

If you would like to see last year's summer program class you can
download the last year (2016) class schedule here >>


We are no longer accepting course proposals for the 2017 summer program.

Do you enjoy teaching reading, writing, science, technology, robotics, language immersion, music, or more?
Do you have other hobbies or skills and a great class idea?

We would love to hear from you.

This summer PEF offered 95 unique classes taught by some of our best PUSD teachers.
Thank you to those amazing teachers that worked with us this last Summer.

For more information on teaching contact Jamie Powell at jpowell@pasedfoundation.org

For more information contact us at 626-396-3625 or via email at pef@pasedfoundation.org

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

The Pasadena Educational Foundation's popular program continued in its 13th year of providing summer enrichment classes to K-12 students.

Last year, the program was 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 was at Franklin and Roosevelt for Spanish and Don Benito for Mandarin.  

All elementary sites hosted 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 was 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 the high school students grades 9-12, we offered a new format of classes that started a little later at 9am and ran till 12pm Monday through Thursday. In partnership with the College Access Plan, students prepared for both the SAT and ACT. We are also offered a Graphic Design class that helped students get ahead with a great portfolio, while having fun practicing new skills. This course incorporated 3-D printing and computers to offer the latest technologies for design. PEF did not offer credit classes this year.

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

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.