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Enrollment for students new to the Arcadia Unified 
School District for the 2022-2023 school year 
is now open. Families can enroll their students 
entirely online and are encouraged to do so as 
early as possible to ensure they are fully registered 
before the new school year begins. For non-Arcadia 
residents interested in attending Arcadia Unified 
schools, the district has a permit application 
process that is also available online. 

In accordance with the State of California’s push 
toward universal transitional kindergarten (TK), 
there are now new age eligibility requirements for 
students. Students can now be two months younger 
than in previous years to be eligible to start TK, 
and each sub-sequent school year going forward, 
the required age will be gradually younger than 
the pre-vious year. Below are the new guidelines 
for each of the next several years: 

• In 2022–23, Children are eligible for TK if 
they turn 5 between September 2 and February 2 
• In 2023–24, Children are eligible for TK if 
they turn 5 between September 2 and April 2
• In 2024–25, Children are eligible for TK if 
they turn 5 between September 2 and June 2
• In 2025–26, School Districts will make 
TK available to all children who will have their 
fourth birthday by September 1 of the school year. 
While some districts will be preparing to implement 
full-day universal transitional kinder-garten, 
Arcadia Unified has offered full-day TK and 
Kindergarten at all of its six elementary schools 
since 2016. 

Families with students entering Kindergarten 
(children whose 5th birthday is on or before Sept. 
1, 2022) in the fall are encouraged to enroll by 
June 1, 2022 to be eligible for a free, special “K-
Camp” program that will take place June 13, 2022 
through July 7, 2022. Arcadia Unified’s K-Camp is 
designed to help students make a seamless transition 
into Arcadia Uni-fied Kindergarten classes 
by allowing students to spend a few hours in their 
soon-to-be classrooms, build familiarity with 
their school campuses, make friends, and more. 


 The PUSD Board of Education recently passed Resolution 
2653 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 19151923. 
The Board also designated the month of April as 
PUSD’s month of commemoration to recognize one of the 
most atrocious violations of human rights in history. PUSD 
leaders and educators agree that every student and person, 
regardless of ethnicity or national origin, should be made 
aware of and educated about the Armenian Genocide so that 
it and other state-sanctioned forms of ethnic cleansing may 
never happen again.

Creative Arts Media and Design (CAMAD) sophomores at 
Pasadena High School have been working on an exhibition 
honoring the people who were terrorized, ravaged, and 
displaced and those who survived genocide through portraits 
and Haikus. Their work highlights Armenia, Cambodia, 
Darfur, Herero, Holodomor, the Holocaust, Native American, 
and Rwanda. They used chalk for the work as it is a non-
permanent material, much like our memories of these events 


Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arcadia High School website: 
180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee 

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Tonya Beilstein Sierra Madre Elementary School 
Kindergarten - 8th grade 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
website: (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address: 
Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Jonathon Haweswebsite: www. Walden School 
Clairbourn School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive 

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 

Frostig School 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Monrovia Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner (626) 471-2000website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Dr. Jamal Adams Email:

Principal: Cindy Harmon 

Monrovia High School 


325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 


More in-formation on Arcadia Unified’s K-Camp 
can be found here. 
A member of the League of Innovative Schools, 
Arcadia Unified has one of the most robust curricular 
and extracurricular offerings in the region 
with an emphasis on the “Four A’s”: Academics, 
Arts, Athletics, and Activities. Its award-winning 
music and performing arts programs begin in 
elementary school and continue through middle 
and high school. Career and Technical Education 
courses may be found beginning in Arcadia Unified 
middle schools. Offerings include studies in 
Creative Science and STEAM, Computer Science, 
In-dustrial Technologies, including Guitar Making, 
Broadcast Journalism, Farm to Table, Money 
Matters, Theatre, Dance, Advancement Via Individual 
Determination (AVID), Marching Band, 
and a comprehensive sports league. 

Arcadia High School, which offers 22 Advanced 
Placement (AP) and nine Honors courses, has 
been distinguished as a U.S. News and World Report 
Gold Medal School three times and Newsweek 
named Arcadia High to its Top Public High 
Schools in America list. The Home of the Apaches 
has a unique offering of more than 50 academic 
teams and clubs for its students to find and explore 
their passions. These clubs include the 
Future Business Leaders of America, Academic 
Decathlon, History Bowl, Math Team, E-Sports, 
Ocean Sci-ence Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Physics Team, 
Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Government 
Team, Robotics Team, and Speech and Debate, to 
name a few. Students also have numerous Ca-reer 
and Technical Education pathways, which include 
Sports Medicine, Television Produc-tion, Computer 
Science and Programming, Engineering, 
Graphic Design, Theatre, Dance, and more. Arcadia 
High School is home to 11 full-time counselors, 
including a College and Career counselor and 
a Social and Emotional Wellness counselor, along 
with a comprehen-sive Wellness Center. Likewise, 
every Arcadia Unified elementary and middle 
school has a dedicated full-time school counselor 
on each campus. Arcadia Unified also offers a 
com-prehensive Independent Study program. 

“With a priority placed on social-emotional learning, 
mental health and wellness, and a commitment 
to fostering a life-long love for learning and 
leadership, I am so proud of our school district's 
continued dedication each school year to educating 
the whole child,” said Arcadia Unified Board 
of Education President Leigh Chavez. 

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