Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Pasadena Christian School. We look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office by completing an Inquiry Form or calling (626) 773-7942.

Step 1: Attend a Tour

The best way to get to know Pasadena Christian School is to visit us. Your tour will give you an opportunity to see our campus with classroom tours, meet our Admissions Director, Principal and Head-of-School. Group tours begin at 9 a.m. and take approximately 2 hours; it is for parents only. If you would like your student to see the school, a separate appointment can be arranged.

For the 2019-2020 school year, we have four initial dates for tours. Please schedule a tour as soon as possible as space is limited and reservations are mandatory.

Step 2: Apply

Submit an online application. There is a non-refundable $120 application fee for TK-8th grade applicants. Please submit your application and supporting documents by January 21, 2019. Applications received after January 21st will be processed in the order received.

Applicants for Kindergarten must turn five, and applicants for first grade must turn six by September 1, 2019. Currently enrolled PCS preschool families do NOT need to submit an application for TK and Kindergarten. If you currently have a child at the PCS preschool and intend to enroll in the PCS TK or Kindergarten program, please contact the admissions office.

If you are applying for preschool, the non-refundable application fee is $60. Applications for preschool are accepted year-round and enrollment is based on available space in your desired program.

Step 3: Assessment/Testing

Entrance assessment/entrance exam grades K-8:
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kindergargen applications received after February 9th will be contacted with information to make an appointment for a campus visit and 

Applications for kindergarten through eighth grade received after February 9th, will be processed in the order received.  Parents will be contacted to schedule an on-campus entrance exam.

Grades 1st through 8th:

An abbreviated SAT test is administered by a credentialed teacher. Each student must be achieving at or above national grade level in order to be eligible for admission. After submitting a complete application, you will be notified of your assessment time for February 9th.

Students must also possess the age appropriate social skills and behaviors needed for them to be successful in our program. A combination of testing, teacher recommendations and transcripts are used to evaluate each candidate for admission.


Kindergarten applicants will be given a developmental readiness test/screening administered by Chancy and Bruce Educational Resources. The screening will help us to discover the child’s readiness level both developmentally and socially. In addition to the testing, assessment day also includes time spent with our Kindergarten teachers in the classroom environment. After submitting a complete application, you will be notified of your assessment time for February 9th. Late applicants will be scheduled for a visitation and assessment date. 

If the results of the kindergarten testing indicate that your child would benefit from a bonus year, your child may be recommended for the TK program. In this case, he/she will progress to Kindergarten in 2020-2021 with no further testing.

Priority for kindergarten enrollment will be given to PCS Preschool families, siblings, and alumni.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK):

The TK program traditionally enrolls children whose fifth birthday falls between September 2 and December 31 in the upcoming school year. Other children that may qualify for TK are students that would benefit from an additional year of developmental growth before entering a traditional Kindergarten environment. Priority for Transitional Kindergarten enrollment will be given to PCS preschool families. There is no assessment/testing for TK.

Preschool at PCS:

Pasadena Christian Preschool admits children as young as 2 years of age (diapers okay) up to pre-kindergarten. There is no assessment or mandatory visitation day for preschool enrollment. Enrollment is based on the availability of your chosen program.

Once age eligible, children enrolled at the preschool can advance to the TK and Kindergarten program without screening unless screening is recommended by the preschool.

Step 4: Admissions Decision:

Admissions decisions for all grade levels will be sent March 8, 2019, both electronically and via USPS. Enrollment instructions for TK will also be sent on March 8, 2019. Preschool parents will be notified by Kristin Perez, Principal of Early Education.

Admissions Committee:

The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates each applicant's file and takes into consideration the completed application, test results, report cards, and teacher recommendation.  The committee then makes the final recommendation to the Head of School for admission.  

Pasadena Christian School is a non-denominational, independent school with a strong commitment to the teachings of Christ as Lord and Savior. It is expected that prospective parents support our Mission Statement and the school’s Statement of Faith.

Pasadena Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.