Summer Enrichment Program
At Home Edition
School is out for summer, and we are here to fill your summer with creativity, exploration, and discovery!
While we won’t be able to be physically together, we are bringing some of your favorite summer teachers to you. We will have a new website with lessons for grades PreK-12 in a variety of fun subjects like robotics, cooking, visual art, dance, yoga, and more.
Video lessons will be available to watch at anytime and will have lesson plans to download, too!
Registration is not required and participation is free.
Each week—beginning Monday, June 8—we will share new hands-on video lessons, summer learning tips, volunteer opportunities, and links to partner resources through our Summer Times Newsletter.
This is the 17th year of our Summer Enrichment Program, and we are excited to continue to provide you and your family with fun and engaging summer learning opportunities.
A Summer Enrichment Program Message
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current shelter-in-place order, we unfortunately will not be able to hold our traditional, in-person Summer Enrichment Program this year. With your important feedback and that of our teachers, we looked at every possible option to transform the program into another format that would meet yours and your child’s summer needs. After much deliberation, we have decided we are unable to make such a program work. Therefore, I share with you a message I never imagined having to share: we are cancelling the 2020 PEF Summer Enrichment Program.
Refunds will be issued in full for all registered students. We anticipate this process taking at least 2 weeks to complete. Refunds will be issued in the same method of payment, and in the same amounts (payment plans will post multiple refunds of those amounts).
“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.
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.