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!
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.
• NEW HOURS • NEW CLASSES • MORE OPTIONS • PRE-K-12TH GRADE
Program Dates: June 11 – July 12 (no Fridays)
Locations: Field Elementary, Franklin Elementary, McKinley School, PUSD Headquarters, San Rafael Elementary
Spanish & Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
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.
Mission to Mars
Adventures with Shakespeare
The Mud Shop
Geometry in Nature
Digital App Businesses
Music Technology and Recording
“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.
For students grades 2-8, there is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes.
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
What They Are Saying
Coming Back!“Absolutely coming back. I love having a morning-only program for the kids, where they can learn, but have a choice of fun, different interesting classes and the new afternoon option is fantastic for us working parents.”Sharon L.
So Much Fun!“She has so much fun and it keeps her brain working over the summer. We love the mix of fun and academic skill building, that they get to try three different things rather than a single focus, and the whole program is offered at a great price. Absolutely will come again next year.”James K.
The mix of classes is exciting!My daughter gets bored during the summer and there were so many fun options. She's already planning what classes she would like to take next year.”Marianne V.
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.
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.