Clairbourn School is a coeducational, private school for students in preschool through middle school (JPK-8th) that has continuously served the greater Pasadena area since 1926. We are known for excellent academics, our welcoming community, our attractive campus, and a strong record of sending graduates to top area high schools.

Students are accepted to Clairbourn's elementary and middle school grades on the basis of their previous academic performance, standardized test scores, writing samples, teacher recommendations, and, in the case of preschool through kindergarten, their maturity and school readiness. We welcome students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

School Profile

  • 230 students
  • Established in 1926
  • Fully Accredited by CAIS and WASC
  • Located between San Marino and Arcadia
        (convenient to Pasadena and other west San Gabriel Valley cities)

  • Accreditation & Memberships

  • Accredited by CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools)
  • Accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
  • Member of CAIS
  • Member of WASC
  • Member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)
  • Member of The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs
  • Member of Council for Religion in Independent Schools

  • Classroom Stats

  • Student/teacher ratio: 13 to 1
  • Average class size: 16
  • Full time teachers: 21
  • Full time co-curricular specialist teachers:8
  • Classroom aides: 4
  • Two semesters of 18 weeks each
  • Report cards sent every 9 weeks
  • Teacher/Parent Conference 3 times each year

  • Tuition

    The 2018-2019 school year tuition ranges from $15,400 to $24,900 depending on the grade level. See the Tuition & Financial Aid page for specific details.


    Please visit the Application Process page for complete information on the school's admissions process and dates.

    Schedule a Tour:

    Contact Director of Admissions Janna Hawes by emailing admissions@clairbourn.org or call 626 286-3108, ext. 139.


    Click here for information on the Preschool, Lower School, or Middle School programs.

    Location & Service Area

    Clairbourn is located adjacent to San Marino, Pasadena, and Arcadia. We serve preschool, kindergarden, elementary, and middle school students living in the west San Gabriel Valley and beyond, including the cities of Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Alhambra, Temple City, Monrovia, Altadena, South Pasadena, Bradbury, San Gabriel, and Monterey Park, La Canada, West Covina, Glendora, Glendale, Burbank, Silverlake, Eagle Rock, and more.
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