Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Pasadena Christian School. We look forward to working with you throughout the application process. The information below provides step by step instructions on our 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, visit classrooms and have your questions answered. At this time of year, private tours are scheduled with each family. The visit will take approximately 1 hour and you are welcome to bring your student.

Step 2: Apply

Submit an online application. There is a non-refundable $120 application fee ($60 for preschool) which is payable online. Please submit your application and supporting documents as soon as possible. Applications will be processed in the order received.

Step 3: Assessment/Testing (kindergarten - 8th grade only)

Once your online application is received, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office to arrange for entrance testing.

Preschool:

The preschool at Pasadena Christian School accepts children starting at two years of age.  The preschool program provides developmentally appropriate learning through Pre-K.  Once children "graduate" from preschool, they are transitioned to the PCS kindergarten (or TK) program.  PCS Preschool students are not assessed for kindergarten readiness unless it is recommended by the preschool director in order to determine placement in TK or kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK):

Acceptance into our TK program requires that your child have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 in the upcoming school year. After your student completes TK, he/she will be advanced to kindergarten the following year. TK students are not assessed for kindergarten readiness unless recommended by the school principal.

Kindergarten:

Each child is given a developmental readiness test administered by Chancy and Bruce Educational Resources. We are interested in discovering the child’s readiness level both developmentally and socially. In addition to the Chancy and Bruce screening, the assessment also includes time spent with our Kindergarten teachers in the classroom environment. After submitting a completed application, you will be given instructions to contact Chancy and Bruce and to schedule a visit for your child with our Kindergarten teachers.

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 completed application, you will be notified of your assessment day and time.

Students must also possess the age appropriate social skills and behaviors needed for them to be successful on our campus. A combination of testing, teacher recommendations and transcripts are used to evaluate each candidate for admission.  A visitation day may be recommended if necessary.

Admissions Committee:

The Admissions Committee, which evaluates each applicant, is made up of grade level teachers and the principal. The principal is ultimately responsible for making the final recommendations 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.