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Summer Enrichment Program

Celebrating 15 years of providing our community’s children an exciting summer opportunity to create, explore, and learn. Through a unique mix of academic subjects combined with hands on activities our students can learn to cook, explore a new language, build a rocket, write a play, program a robot, learn tennis, design with 3D printers, and so much more!

Summer 2019 Planning is underway….

Come Teach with Us!
Teacher Course Proposals Open Sept. 17 – Nov. 13.
Apply Here

Informational Sessions on Oct. 4 and Nov. 7 from 4:00-5:00.

PEF Summer classes are offered for incoming Pre-K – 12 grade: self-contained Introduction classes for Pre-k, Kindergarten, and first grade; block classes for grades 2-8; and high school classes (not-for0credit) geared towards college and career readiness.

Classes should include:

hands-on projects
structure and fun
grade appropriate lessons

Don’t miss this priority deadline for your class to be featured in our brochure.

Thank you Molly O’Keeffe for your fantastic pics!

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Need info on a particular school site? Everything you need to know about our schools is here including address, hours, dress code, drop-off, and pick-up procedures.

Choose your campus here:

Field | Franklin | Madison | McKinley | PUSD HQ | San Rafael

Students in our 5-week program are inspired while having fun learning as their classes prepare them for the upcoming school year. Keep your children’s minds and bodies active during the summer with great classes that build skills while keeping the school break fun. On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading. Courses are taught by some of the finest educators in the Pasadena area with multi-subject credentials or professional expertise.

Whether it be science, theater, math, sports, literature, engineering, art, dance, or design the PEF Summer Enrichment Program offers a mix of classes to meet every student’s needs.

Our 2018 Summer Classes Included

Returning Favorites

Space Engineering
Art Studio
3D Printing
Spanish & Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
Action Sports
Master Math
Learn to Write Right

And for our youngest learners we offer Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade. These self-contained courses are a helpful way to transition into the next school year.


Capoeira Music and Movement
Collaborative Art
Alien Worlds
Chemistry 101
Garden Masters
Mission to Mars
Table Tennis
California Parks

Innovation Club
Geometry in Nature
Digital App Businesses
Caregiver Know-How
Screen Printing
Music Technology and Recording

Zany Zoology
Ballet Folklorico
Instrument Explorers
Adventures with Shakespeare
The Mud Shop
Ceramic Inventions

2018 Campus Information

Field | Franklin | Madison | McKinley | PUSD HQ | San Rafael

“Our family has participated in PEF two years in a row now.
The teachers are top notch and work really hard to make it fun and engaging.”

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

All elementary sites host the self-contained Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade classes for incoming Kindergarten and first grade students (K-1). These classes are a fun introduction to school and a great way for young learners to stay engaged over the summer. Classes will run the full 3 blocks from 8-12pm with one teacher.

Grades 2-8

For students grades 2-8, there is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes.

Grades 9-12

We are working on some new and wonderful classes for high schoolers for this summer. Check back again or sign up for email to see what’s new. High schoolers have a number of prep classes to choose from that prepare student for college.

High School & College Volunteer Opportunities

High school and college students in our Summer Volunteer Program develop the skills of Leadership, Mentorship and Scholarship while working with younger students and alongside teachers. Learn More

Received Tuition Assistance
+ Students
Classes to choose from in 4 Languages

What They Are Saying

Did you know?

 We partnered with some of your favorite local organizations to offer some unique classes this year! 

These classes range from art, golf, tennis, to parent engagement. Partners include:  Alliance Française de Pasadena, College Access Plan (CAP), Lineage Dance Company, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Education Network, Pasadena Tennis Association, PUSD- College and Career Pathways, and the Sierra Madre Playhouse.


Leadership. Mentorship. Scholarship.

The mission of PEF’s Summer Volunteer Program is to provide a fun, educational and pre-professional experience that engages the volunteer’s unique talents, connects them with their community, and enhances our ability to meet the needs of students and teachers participating in our Summer Enrichment Program.


Thank You

The PEF Summer Enrichment program is made possible with the support of our community partners, foundations, and donor contributions. With their vital support we are able to provide a vibrant and affordable summer program for the students in our community. We are grateful for their support.