The schools of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) enroll more than 16,700 students in Transitional Kindergarten-12th grade in a 76-square mile area that includes Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. PUSD was formed in 1874 and unified in 1961.

The District currently operates 27 schools and programs encompassing:14- Elementary schools (grades K-5)
  • 4- Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
  • 1- K-8 School
  • 2- 6-12th Grade Schools
  • 2- High Schools (grades 9-12)
  • 1- Continuation High School
  • 1- Alternative Education Program
PUSD also operates four Early Childhood Education Centers, Transitional Kindergarten programs, Focus Point Academy, and Twilight Adult Education.
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).