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Celebrating 15 years of providing our communities 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. Courses are taught by some of the finest educators in the Pasadena area.

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.

Some of our most popular classes include:

  • Space Engineering
  • Joy of Cooking
  • A Night at the Improv
  • 3D Printing and Marketing
  • French
  • Spanish & Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Action Sports

And for our youngest learners we offer Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade. These self-contained courses are a fun way to get ready for the upcoming school year.

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 that ran from 8-12pm. Some of the great classes offered included cooking, robotics, 3-D printing, art studio, math, science and more.


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.

Program Dates: June 11 – July 12 (no Fridays)
We are in the process of selecting our locations. Check back form more!

Received Tuition Assistance
+ Students
Classes to Choose From

Some of Our Success Stories


For the 2017program we hosted over 100 dedicated adult and teen Volunteer Classroom Assistants provided hands-on support to our students and teachers. This summer our volunteers again have opportunity to serve as experts and mentors in their chosen field, explore career options in teaching and administration, and fulfill community service hours required for graduation. Competitive internships are also available to PUSD College and Career Academy students and to others who complete the full-five weeks of the program. Weekly staff-lead discussions will support volunteers as they become school community leaders.  

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.


Calling All Teachers

Submit your 2018 course proposals.
Classes should be:
· project-based
· structured AND fun
· include hands-on projects
· grade level appropriate
· work within a supply budget of $125. (Exceptional ideas exceeding that supply budget will still be considered).
Course Proposals Accepted Oct. 9 – Nov. 13
Don’t miss this priority deadline for your unique class to be included in our summer brochure!