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Holy Family School’s Academic Decathlon

Each year, a team of students in grades 6-8 prepare for months as test takers and study buddies for the annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Decathlon. This past Sunday, March 11th Holy Family completed with over one hundred Catholic schools compete academically in this all-day event. The decathlon consists of two team events – a logic exam and super quiz – and eight individual exams.…

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Multi-Age Classrooms at Walden School

Multi-age learning is an integral part of the Walden approach to education. Many of its learning environments are multi-age. These configurations are formed each year…

Learning at Ramona Convent Secondary School

Pasadena Now - Learning at Ramona Convent Secondary School Do you love to learn? At Ramona, enjoyable intellectual challenges, leadership development, spiritual growth and 21st Century skills of problem solving, creativity, communication, and critical thinking will guide your learning. High standards, engaged teachers, and personalized course placement will help you achieve. By senior year,…

Pasadena Now - Pasadena Unified School District's STEM Schools
Pasadena Unified School District’s STEM Schools

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that focuses on the promotion of innovative teaching and learning, challenging content and…

Technology and Learning at Alverno Heights Academy

Pasadena Now - Technology and Learning at Alverno Heights Academy Alverno Heights Academy (AHA) embrace the challenge and commit to 21st century technology learning to teach and implement a deepened form of communication and education through the use of digital resources for quality student learning in the classroom, in all program areas, and online. Through…

Pasadena Now - Four Blair IBDP 11th Grade Students Participats at IB World Student Conference
Four Blair IBDP 11th Grade Students Participates in IB World Student Conference

Activist Shaun King with Student Alan Sitzman. This week four Blair IBDP 11th Grade students are at the IB World Student Conference on the campus…

Barnhart: Academic Excellence with Heart!

pasadena-now-barnhart-academic-excellence-with-heart Barnhart’s curriculum is designed to actively engage our students in learning and to prepare them for high school, college and beyond. We offer challenging academics in the core areas of math, science, literacy, writing, and social studies at all grade levels. Our teachers have the…

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School’s Basic Tenets of Academics

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School (ABVM), in the legacy of academic excellence in Catholic schools believes that every child is blessed by God…

Southwestern Academy “You Belong in Small Classes”

swa-07-06-2018-1st-740 In classes of 8 to 12 students, each Southwestern Academy (SWA) student benefits from personalized attention. It’s the key to unlocking your potential, whether you’re a highly motivated learner or a bright student with good capabilities who could be doing better. Classes are grouped by…

Pasadena Now How to Choose the Best STEM Summer Program for Middle School Students
How to Choose the Best STEM Summer Program for Middle School Students

When you have a middle school student, the summer months can be instrumental in preventing summer brain drain and continuing your student’s education. However, keeping their minds engaged can be fun, too. STEM summer programs for middle school students are the perfect mixture of fun and educational engagement. Since choosing from the myriad of options is often a daunting task, follow these three tips to find the ideal program for your middle schooler, whether they’re a writer extraordinaire or budding scientist. 1. Look for a program that sparks passion Whether your middle schooler loves completing engineering homework every night or…

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