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Class of 2019
Class of 2018
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"A Wonderful School Experience" Not only has this school’s faculty challenged me academically, but it has also encouraged me to always do my best. I have been able to acquire many skills and developed characteristics that I know will help me succeed in future endeavors.
"The Right School" I have been at Clairbourn for 10 years. Clairbourn always felt like the right school for me. I came soon after my brother and could not be any happier. I have grown a lot during my years at Clairbourn. However, I have mainly grown academically.
"Well-rounded and Equipped with Time Management Skills" I’ve been at Clairbourn since pre-K and I’ve made a lot of memories here. I remember instantly liking Clairbourn, and I have made many friends that…I will remember for the rest of my life.
"Organized and Prepared" I started coming to Clairbourn in preschool and I have spent the past 10 years at Clairbourn. Next year, I will be attending La Salle in Pasadena. One of my favorite school projects was when I did the Explorers project in 4th grade…. I had the explorer Sir Francis Drake, who circumnavigated the globe in a single trip, and he defeated the Spanish Armada.
"A Sacrifice Worth Making" I’ve been at Clairbourn for 5 years. Before I came to Clairbourn, I attended a local public school for three years. When my parents first introduced the idea of private school, I was unsure about how to feel. All I knew was that I wanted to make new friends, but didn’t want to leave my old friends behind. But once I walked through the welcoming Clairbourn gate, I felt right at home.
"Many Life-long Lessons Learned I have had the privilege of attending Clairbourn since Jr. Pre-K. I have followed in the footsteps of my two brothers… who also attended Clairbourn since Pre-school. In the 11 years I’ve been here, I have learned many life-long lessons.
"Do Your Best and Never Give Up" I have been attending Clairbourn for 10 years. I will be…moving on to high school at Maranatha. I will never forget what Clairbourn has done for me and the memories that I have made. I remember on my first day of school I was really nervous about coming to Clairbourn, but I overcame that nervousness and made good friends and memories here since that day. It was very easy to fit in and adjust to my new community.
"Cherish Your Time Here" I have been at Clairbourn since Pre-Kindergarten. Clairbourn has been the best experience I could ever ask for. My class as a whole is one of the smartest and nicest group of people that I have ever met. Being hard-working, the code of ethics, and all my friends are things that I will take away with me as I move on from Clairbourn and start a new chapter of my life at St. Francis High School.
"I Have Thrived Here" Throughout my eight years at Clairbourn, this school has become so much more than just a school to me, it is more like a second home. I came to Clairbourn in the first grade and on my first day of school, I was very nervous and excited as I walked onto campus.
"Skills to Stay on Track" Clairbourn has been a second home of mine for 9 years. I haven’t always been Bradley Marelich. Most recently I was Lysander in the Shakespeare play; I was the one with the curly blond wig. Before that I was Roo in the Pooh play, who got stuck in the tree with Tigger. Going back a few years to the fifth grade, I was a mate on the trip to Dana point.
"I Will Never Forget My Time Here" I have been at Clairbourn for 11 years. I have enjoyed my time here at Clairbourn, and I have made many friends who I will remember my entire life. In many ways, life is defined by the people who you surround yourself with. I learned the importance of community, which was represented by the great teachers I had at this school.
"The Most Outstanding Years of my Life" I have attended Clairbourn for ten years. These ten years have been some of the best and most outstanding years of my life. On the first day of pre-kindergarten, I remember anxiously walking in the classroom, not knowing a single person. By the end of the first day, I had already made lots friends and loved it at Clairbourn.
"Grateful for Many Reasons" The class of 2017 is a very special and competitive class. Everyone gets good grades and it has pushed me to do better. I have learned to be a better person and that the world is not all about me. Next year I will be going to St. Francis. I will always remember the great teachers here, and how they all care for each and every student.
"Motivated to Stay Strong Academically" To all the younger students, please live in the moment, and not wait for the weekend. Enjoy the time you have here before it passes you by. I am grateful for all the experiences at Clairbourn that have shaped me into the person that you see before you right now. I have grown up, not just physically, but also mentally at Clairbourn.
"Learning Persistence" I have been attending Clairbourn for the past nine years. The lessons I have learned throughout my Clairbourn experience will stay with me for the rest of my life. I would’ve wanted someone to tell me this as I was growing up.
"Empowered to Shape the Future" Here at Clairbourn, I have learned so many things that I will use for years to come in my future education, career and social interactions. If I have any advice for the younger students, and especially those entering Middle School, it would be this -- pay attention to your life at Clairbourn and appreciate every moment, because they will be some of the best moments of your life, and they go by incredibly fast.
"Disciplined and Developed" I started my Clairbourn experience eager to make friends and be a part of the community. Looking back on my first years at this school reminds me of how fortunate I am to have had such great friends and teachers in my first years.
"A Great Middle School Experience" All I wanted was to have a great middle school experience, and Clairbourn gave me just that. I bonded with everyone very quickly. I soon had friendships that I never had at my old school. In only three short years, I feel that I’ve had the best time of my life at Clairbourn. Every day I look forward to coming to school and embarking on new adventures in and out of the classroom.
"The Teachers Prepared Me" I have been at Clairbourn for the past 11 years. These 11 years will be forever cherished in my heart. Clairbourn gave me the best childhood that anyone could possibly have.
"Ready for the Future" I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to attend Clairbourn. I also want to thank every faculty member at the school because, they haven’t only taught me academics, but also have gotten me ready for the future.
"Grateful for Academic and Social Growth" I would like to thank all my teachers for helping me grow both academically and socially. I was nervous to enter middle school, but my teachers in elementary school prepared me well. I was encouraged to join student council, which helped me break out of my shell and become a better public speaker.
"Properly Prepared for High School" I have learned so much over the course of my experience at Clairbourn. I am very grateful to all the influential people that have helped me become the person I am today. No one knows the true definition of “a home away from home” until they have been at Clairbourn.
"One-of-a-Kind Community" The teachers here at Clairbourn have taught me so many good lessons. I’ve learned that whenever you get a great opportunity you have to take it. Gotta catch them all. I’ve learned how to add, subtract, multiply, spell, read, speak, and many other things.
"Appreciative for Knowledge Gained" I have attended Clairbourn since sixth grade. Every class was filled with the sounds of laughter, the silence of diligence, and our seemingly endless conversations. These three years were full of accomplishments, surpassing hardships, learning academically and socially, as well as earning our friends' and family's support.
"Never Felt Like the New Girl" I have attended Clairbourn since the 6th grade. Since my first day here, I have felt included and loved, gladly never knowing the feeling of being the “new girl”. After one week of school here I was good friends with most of the class.
"Teachers Have Challenged Me" Although I have only been at Clairbourn for three years of middle school, I was still challenged and have become a better person because of my time here. Clairbourn became a second home for me filled with my second family, and one of my favorite things about Clairbourn is how nice, friendly, welcoming, and caring the people here are.
"Finding Myself" The first time I stepped into Clairbourn as a formal student was in first grade. I was the new kid. I would hide by the slide in the corner of playground. I was scared of being myself. By second grade…I was learning a lot from the environment around me, and I was gaining a more vivid character.
"Confidence and Independence" Coming to Clairbourn has been one of the best decisions of my life, and I am happy and grateful to call Clairbourn my second home. Clairbourn is unlike any other school that I have attended because Clairbourn provided me with a stellar education. It welcomed me with open arms, and gave me every opportunity possible to succeed. Clairbourn will always hold a very special place in my heart.
"Confidence and Maturity" When I first came to Clairbourn, I was very shy and quiet. Throughout these eleven years, I have grown into a mature, young teenager thanks to Clairbourn's faculty and students.
"Prepared for the Future" I have always enjoyed my experience at Clairbourn. Going to Clairbourn has been a constant in my life, and the experience has prepared me for the future as well as shown me the importance and significance a great community can provide.
"My Time Here Has Changed Me" I came to Clairbourn in seventh grade. Truthfully, at first I believed that my experiences at Clairbourn would not be as memorable compared to my experiences at my elementary school, but my perspective of how my new life at Clairbourn would be changed after meeting my new classmates.
"Mental and Physical Strength" Clairbourn has been like a second home to me and I know that you all have heard that one before, but it’s true. I consider my classmates my siblings, and my teachers, my second parents. When I came to Clairbourn, I didn’t think much about it.
"Learning to be Resilient" During my eight years attending Clairbourn, I have grown a lot. This growth was physical, mental, and social. I had to overcome many challenges, including maintaining my grades and getting good scores on exams. These challenges taught me to never give up and to work hard.
"Importance of Ethics" My experience at Clairbourn began in 4th grade. Moving from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2009 was a major turning point in my life. At first, it was difficult having to adjust to an unfamiliar environment. I had to start over at a brand new school with new people. I was afraid.
"Valuable Qualities Developed" I have been attending Clairbourn three years. I really cannot think of a better decision I could have made than to come to Clairbourn. I have developed so much as an individual, as a leader, socially, physically, and mentally.
"Grateful for the Teachers" This school has treated me so well, and I have made many friends that I hope to keep for my entire life. This school has given me so much joy in the sports program as well. I enjoyed working to improve my skills and getting to compete against other schools.
Clairbourn School is a coeducational, private school for students in preschool through middle school (JPK-Grade 8) 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.