Welcome to PUSD

The schools of PUSD offer a wide variety of educational options designed to prepare today's students to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and strong communicators - the leaders of tomorrow.

PUSD graduates are earning admission to competitive colleges across the country.

Vibrant academics, exceptional teachers, and supportive school communities that nurture the whole child are the hallmarks of PUSD. Academic programs include:

  • Dual Language Immersion programs in Spanish, Mandarin, and French
  • Art and music education programs that connect with Pasadena’s renowned arts and culture
  • International Baccalaureate, offered in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Art, STEAM, Dual Language Immersion, and Early College magnet schools
  • College & Career Academies that prepare students for post-secondary success
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education (TK-5)
  • Secondary Education (6-12th grade)
  • Math Academy for accelerated middle school students
Partnerships with civic organizations, business and higher education create unparalleled opportunities to enhance the student's learning experience.

Tour Our Schools
To learn more, we invite you to visit our schools. Contact us about our School Tour Schedule
Enrollment & Admissions
Every child living within the boundaries of the Pasadena Unified School District is guaranteed placement in his/her school of residence.
Sibling & Program Priority Applications

Sibling and Priority Applications: Eligible families may submit sibling & priority applications for Fall 2022.
If your child is eligible for both sibling and program priority applications, please select "Sibling Application".

Application window opens: October 25, 2021, 9AM
Application window closes: November 15, 2021, 4PM

Sibling Applications: Pre-enrollment applications for siblings of an enrolled PUSD student who will attend the same school/program at the same time. Siblings must reside at the same address.

Program Priority Applications: PUSD students who are promoting to 6th or 9th grades and continuing in the same signature program-

  • Arts Magnet: Altadena Arts Magnet to Eliot Arts Magnet; Eliot Arts Magnet to Muir Early College Magnet (Arts & Media)
  • STEM/STEAM: Washington ES or Jackson ES STEM Program to Washington STEAM MS Program; Washington STEAM Magnet to Muir Early College Magnet (Engineering)
  • Math Academy: Sierra Madre MS, McKinley, or Washington STEAM MS Math Academy Program to Pasadena High Math Academy Program (Select Pasadena High School)
    International Baccalaureate (IB): Willard IB Program to Blair IB Program
  • Mandarin Immersion: Field to Sierra Madre MS, Sierra Madre MS Mandarin Immersion Program to Pasadena High Mandarin Immersion Program
  • Spanish Immersion: Jackson, Longfellow, or San Rafael Spanish Immersion Program to Blair or Washington Middle Spanish Immersion Program; Washington MS to Blair High Spanish Immersion Program
  • Note: Students currently enrolled in a PreK or TK program do not qualify for the program priority application for kindergarten. Families with a child enrolled in a specialized PreK or TK program may apply online during the 1st or 2nd lottery (PUSD resident applicants) or submit an interdistrict permit during the permit window (out-of-district applicants).