Clairbourn School


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  • Overview:

    Clairbourn is an accredited, independent, preparatory day school for boys and girls serving preschool through eighth grade. Located in San Gabriel, California, Clairbourn School is part of the Pasadena Area Independent Schools consortium (PAIS).

    8400 Huntington Drive San Gabriel, California 91775

    view phone626 286-3108


    Grade: PK - 8
    350 students
    Established in: 1926
    Student Teacher Ratio: 10:1
    Uniforms Required: Yes
    Average Class Size: 20


    Clairbourn is an independent school offering a full-spectrum, accredited educational curriculum from preschool through grade eight. With an enrollment near 360 students and a teacher/student ratio of 1:10, the school is the ideal size to provide individual attention and a robust educational experience to its student body.

    For preschool-age children, the NAEYC accredited Seiter Family Early Childhood Center provides state-of-the-art classrooms for three-year-olds and four-year-olds. The spacious classrooms and creative play yard have been designed with a maximum of flexibility and adaptability allowing teachers to implement new educational advances.

    Grades Kindergarten through eighth grade enjoy a beautiful 8-acre campus and spacious classrooms with state-of-the-art technology alongside traditional tried and true educational materials. Our educational program is fully accredited by CAIS and WASC.

    The lower school program provides a wide array of experiences in an atmosphere where learning is natural and enjoyable, with a balance between traditional academics and activities that emphasize exploration, observation, and reasoning.

    Our middle school program provides a challenging and balanced course of study, a high level of personal attention, regular communication with parents, and a supportive environment. The universal values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, spirituality, and honesty, from Clairbourn’s Code of Ethics, are an important aspect of each student’s learning experience. Our program is designed to prepare graduates for success in fine independent preparatory high schools as well as to challenge students to become strong thinkers and learners and confident and caring human beings.

    To learn more about Clairbourn’s educational offerings, visit the website at or call 626-286-3108.

    More Information:

    Accreditations: California Association of Independent Schools, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Tuition: $11,525 - $19,450
    Financial aid: Other
    Top 3 universities graduates attend:
    Religious programs: Not Applicable, Christian Principles
    Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees:
    Day Care: Yes
    AP classes: Not Applicable
    Foreign languages taught: Not Applicable, French, Latin, Spanish
    Athletic programs: Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Physical Education, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball
    Fine Arts taught: Acting, Art, Band, Ceramics, Choir/Chorus, Computer Graphics, Computer Lab, Creative Writing, Drama, Instrumental, Literature, Music, Music Appreciation, Orchestra, Orff Instruments, Painting, Percussion, Photography, Technology, Visual Arts, Writing
    Special Service: Not Applicable
    Standardized tests given: Not Applicable, Educational Record Bureau, Independent School Entrance Exam
    Academic and Enrichment programs: Not Applicable

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