Schools Working Together: Judson and Pasadena Waldorf Form Unique Partnership to Provide High School Athletics to their Students

Published : Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 1:17 PM

Judson International School of Pasadena and Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) in Altadena both began as K-8 schools which have added high schools over the past 7 years.  While the smaller size of both high schools provides excellent faculty/student ratios and creative learning options, providing high school level competitive athletics can be a challenge.  Thus Judson Athletic Director Chuck Fields and PWS Athletic Director Blake Bailey came together with an interesting solution: the formation of shared high school athletics teams.  Together they applied for and gained a multi-school agreement which was approved by the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF) governing body.  The Judson/Waldorf Eagles joined the CIF-SS International League. Currently the schools’ fall athletics program includes CIF high school girls volleyball and an independent San Gabriel league boys flag football team. Winter high school athletics will include CIF teams for both high school boys and girls. “Athletics is an integral part of the development of the whole student, so being able to create this relationship with Waldorf that enables student to grow in athletics is a wonderful opportunity” said Judson AD Chuck Fields.  In their first year,  the Judson/Waldorf Eagles high school girls volleyball team is off to a great start with a 4-1 record.  Now in their second year, the Judson/Waldorf Eagles boys flag football team already has a trophy under their belt with a first place finish in the League of Fellowship championship this past season. “I am looking forward to the opportunities that the Judson/Waldorf Eagles teams will provide for kids from both schools to play CIF level sports” said Pasadena Waldorf  AD Blake Bailey.

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