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At Pasadena Unified, our children are learning today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our alumni return as proud parents, educators, and leaders to form a community that welcomes you.

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A PUSD education will challenge you and help you develop intellectually and as a creative problem solver and strong communicator with a global perspective.  

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Pasadena Unified's award-winning teachers, administrators, and staff inspire and develop critical thinkers, innovators, artists, leaders, athletes, and scholars. 

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Beginning with our youngest learners, PUSD early education blends fun, learning, and skills development – designed to nurture well-rounded students who can problem-solve and navigate our changing world.

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Working with our students, we will create an exemplary, model K-8 school which will equip our students with the knowledge and skills to be ready for high school.

Our Vision



Through College and Career Academies, International Baccalaureate, Dual Language Immersion, and World Language programs, students develop into knowledgeable, caring young people who build a better world through intercultural awareness, understanding, and respect.


Passion for the Arts

Through compelling, standards-based arts instruction in visual arts, music, dance, and drama, PreK-12 students develop the four C’s — communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.


At PUSD, you will explore, learn, achieve, and grow. You will have someone to turn to when you need help. Pasadena Unified's focus on students' social, emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing puts mental health professionals on every campus.


Excellence drives our every move from the pool to the field, the court to the track. As a scholar-athlete, you will learn about grit and determination, confidence and sportsmanship, about community and leadership. 


PUSD is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all employees, students, and families to grow and thrive in our journey towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.