Pasadena Christian School offers academic excellence backed by a broad range of campus facilities and features not available elsewhere.  

Founded in 1946, PCS has evolved and grown much like the thousands of students that passed through its halls.  In the year 2000 the program was expanded to include an award winning preschool campus. In 2002, the Fritz B. Burns  Library and Media Center was completed.  Eight years later brought the completion of a new Junior High facilitiy and refurbisment of the Administation building.  In 2017, the outdoor basketball courts were resurfaced with a hi-tech synthetic top branded with our sports logo.  Over many years regular improvements included new surfaces for the play structures, shade covering, a new lunch pergola, technology upgrades in the classrooms, and new computers in the computer lab.

Today, the nine and a half acre campus is home to learning on all platforms.  Digital technology in the computer lab partners with our dedicated art studio to bring together high tech and high touch.  Eighth grade students work on presentations in our state of the art science center using public speaking skills learned from their lower elementary days and performances on our stage.  Our large and beautiful field as well as indoor and outdoor basketball courts are utilized to train our competitive athletes as well as provide ample space for regular PE instruction and a fun place for our preschoolers to run and play games.  Combined, the many features of our campus add up to our own special recipe of educational magic. Take a look at some of our favorites and you will see for yourself.

Main Entrance
Pasadena Christian School- PreSchool facilities
Fritz B. Burns Library & Media Center
Fritz B. Burns Library & Media Center
Gladys C. Burns Junior High Building


Located in Northwest Pasadena, a multi-cultural community, PCS’s student population mirrors the local population in its ethnic diversity. We strive to be a positive force and significant anchor in the community. For example, The Fritz Burns Library/Media Center allows PCS to reach beyond our own campus and into the community. The Center has been used as a meeting place for the local neighborhood association, a summer reading program open to the public, and other events that connect PCS to the community.  The gym hosts Sunday services for a local church and provides space for city council meetings and charity events.

At a Glance:

Founded :  1946

Affiliation:  PCS is an independant Christian School

Accreditation:  WASC and highest clearance (6 years) from ACSI

Campus Size:  Nine and a half acres; includes licensed preschool, library, gymnasium, music room, art studio, science center, computer lab, athletic field, upper and lower playgrounds, dedicated kindergarten campus, dedicated junor high campus, instrumental room, indoor and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, student services, home economics room, parking lots and administration building.

Elementary School Hours:  Mon-Thu 8:10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Friday 8:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m  (free extended care from 1:30 to 3:00)

Preschool Hours: - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m./ 7:00 to 12:30 p.m. half day programs

Total enrollment:  492 from preschool to 8th grade

Ethnic Diversity:  71% (21% multi-ethnic)

Preschool:  Licensed for 100 students

Elementary:  Two classrooms per grade K-6th; one TK classroom. 

Junior High:  Students rotate through 5 core classrooms with two elective periods daily

Classroom Size:  Average 18 per classroom

Ratio:  teacher and educational assistant in each classroom from TK-4th

(Kindergarten has three assistants between both kindergarten classrooms)

(5th and 6th each have one assistant per grade level)

Faculty and Staff:  115 (preschool-8th) full and part time administration, faculty and staff (includes 10 subject specialists)

Foreign Language:  Spanish from Kindergarten to 6th; mandatory elective for Junior High

Competitive Sports starting in 6th grade:  Boys:  Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track; Girls:  Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Track

Instrumental Music:  Group instruction during school day starts in 3rd grade; private/semi-private instruction starts in kindergarten

Choral Music:  Students TK-6th participate in choral performances including the spring musical

Tuition Assistance:  need based grants, a separate tuition assistance application is required