Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 9, 2024

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 Mountain Views News Saturday, March 9, 2024 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Joanne Harabedian

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

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

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

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

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

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

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Interim Principal Ernest Siy

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

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

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 

Principal: Dr. Jodi Marchesso

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

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

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010




Local students are invited to enter the popular annual 
Bookmark Contest in March 2024. This year’s theme is: 
“Sierra Madre Stories”.

Artwork may be designed with any tools but must be completely original work. Entries 
should showcase people, places, or things that depict stories related to reading or literacy 
in Sierra Madre. 

Winning entries will be displayed in the Library and winners will receive a certificate 
and cash prize at a ceremony in their honor. 

The contest is open to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade (including Transitional 
Kindergarten), who go to school in Sierra Madre, or live in Sierra Madre, or who have a 
Sierra Madre Public Library card.

Pick up your bookmark application at the Sierra Madre Public Library, on the Library 
website, and at schools in Sierra Madre starting March 4, 2024. Entries are due by April 
11, 2024 at the Library. 

For more information, contact Librarian Doreen Thomas dthomas@cityofsierramadre.

Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library, 350 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024, (626) 355-7186,


Approximately 1,600 students were named to the Biola University Dean's List in Fall 2023. Biola 
students are placed on the dean's list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 
12 or more credits and whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.2.

The following local residents were named to the dean's list:

Josue Alvarenga-Flores from Monrovia, CA (CA) majoring in Kinesiology.

Bethany Ang from San Marino, CA (CA) majoring in Computer Science.

Amanda Arias from Duarte, CA (CA) majoring in Accounting.

Kai Armstrong from Monrovia, CA (CA) majoring in Business Administration.

Raychel Chang from Arcadia, CA (CA) majoring in Health Sciences.

Janelle Chuang from Arcadia, CA (CA) majoring in Nursing.

Sadie Clancy from Monrovia, CA (CA) majoring in Nursing.

Catherine Crabb from Altadena, CA (CA) majoring in Nursing.

Elle Curtis from Monrovia, CA (CA) majoring in Biological Science.

Juliana Grogan from Duarte, CA (CA) majoring in Bible, Theology, and Ministry.

Jennifer Holden from Monrovia, CA (CA) majoring in Nursing.

Josiah Iwan from Monrovia, CA (CA) majoring in Political Science.

Natalie Maljian from Altadena, CA (CA) majoring in Writing for Film & Television.

Jonah Molina from Sierra Madre, CA (CA) majoring in Game Design & Interactive Med.

Rachel Molina from Sierra Madre, CA (CA) majoring in Art.

Peter Otoshi from Pasadena, CA (CA) majoring in Engineering Physics.

Raquel Paras Camacho from Pasadena, CA (CA) majoring in Psychology.

Ava Robinson from Pasadena, CA (CA) majoring in Psychology.

North Steinbacher from Altadena, CA (CA) majoring in Communication Studies.

Yili Sun from Arcadia, CA (CA) majoring in Nursing.

Rebekah Tkach from Pasadena, CA (CA) majoring in Psychology.

Hannah Wu from Arcadia, CA (CA) majoring in Allied Health.

Matthew Yen from Arcadia, CA (CA) majoring in Cinema and Media Arts.

William Yujuico from Pasadena, CA (CA) majoring in Chemistry.

"Inclusion in Biola University's Dean's List is reserved for students who demonstrate exceptional 
performance in their academic studies. This honor signifies hard work, engagement, and investment in 
scholarship," said Dr. Tamara Anderson, Tamara Anderson, Senior Associate Provost. "These attributes 
are the building blocks of continued success, not only in the classroom, but in the workplace and in the 
student's personal lives. We celebrate these students and their achievement, looking forward to their future 

Biola University celebrated 116 years of impacting its surrounding communities this month by going back 
to its LA roots and serving the homeless community in downtown Los Angeles. Biola is a nationally ranked 
Christian university in the heart of Southern California. In a recently released study in the book Christian 
Higher Education: An Empirical Guide by Perry Glanzer, Biola scored the highest out of 570 Christian 
colleges and universities in North America for making Christian faith central to its identity, curriculum, 
community and policies.


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