Alumni Survey Comments

(updated annually)
"The class size allows all students to create strong individual bonds with one another and also allows all students to try leadership opportunities. Overall it gave me a lot of confidence, and I was ready for the rigors of a high school like Harvard Westlake."

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  • 2

    "I would strongly encourage anyone applying to schools to consider Clairbourn. It prepared me very well for my high school experience."
  • 3

    “Great environment and it is academically challenging. Also the children and teachers are very respectful.”
  • 4

    Safe and healthy environment to learn. Allows you to explore yourself as a student while learning to work in groups.”
Clairbourn's sense of family makes growing up while learning there extremely nourishing and happy. It's truly a second home. I miss Clairbourn and loved it!
“Clairbourn offers so many extracurricular activities and encourages students to be the best that they can be. Everyone is so friendly and loving on campus. Clairbourn is such a great [place] to grow up and learn.

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  • 7

    Clairbourn really prepares you well for high school in terms of group activities and public speeches.”
  • 8

    “Clairbourn helped me to find areas of interest and allowed me to participate in all extracurricular activities so that I could find which sports/arts I liked.”
  • 9

    “Clairbourn is very warm and welcoming. I feel that Clairbourn is good at guiding students and helping them figure out ways they best like learning.”
It is a great school with a good environment and very good teachers. It was an excellent experience that prepared me well.
"Clairbourn provided a great home-like and supportive place for me to go. It also prepared me well as far as time management with a large load of homework and projects."

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  • 12

    "Clairbourn is more like a community than a school. This is where I made some of my closest friends and met some of my favorite teachers."
  • 13

    "I love the sense of community about Clairbourn. I also think the teachers are very attentive to their students. They go [to] great lengths to be great teachers."
  • 14

    "Clairbourn is a special place. It embodies my childhood, countless relationships, and provided me an excellent education."
Clairbourn really prepares you well for high school in terms of group activities and public speeches since there are Morning Assemblies. It was a great pleasure to spend two years of my life at Clairbourn with my amazing classmates.
"A warm and loving community [that] nurtures students, knows them by name, and provides ample opportunity for self-discovery and development both inside and outside of the classroom."

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  • 17

    "I think that Clairbourn is a wonderful social environment that promotes ethical decisions."
  • 18

    "Deep sense of community and a huge support base that encourages you to follow your own path."
  • 19

    "Clairbourn is a nurturing environment and a happy place to be as a child."
The welcoming and supportive environment ensures that students will succeed and be prepared for high school and throughout the rest of their lives.
"Clairbourn offers so many extracurricular activities and encourages students to be the best that they can be. Everyone is so friendly and loving on campus. Clairbourn is such a great environment...."

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  • 22

    "Excellent school, great teachers committed to well-rounded education, handsome campus."
  • 23

    "Clairbourn offers an excellent academic environment with first-rate, caring teachers and staff."
  • 24

    "It is a challenging environment filled with insightful and dedicated teachers."
Clairbourn has introduced me to music, which is now what I will be focusing on in college. All of my talents and recognition I have received is a result of Clairbourn.
"I loved Clairbourn as a student and now look back very fondly on my time there. I had several wonderful, remarkable teachers who made an indelible imprint on me and my future, both academically and personally. I would not be where I am today without having had such an outstanding Clairbourn education and experience."

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  • 27

    "The education this school brings to the table is second to none. This is a great school that I will always support because of the things they have given me."
  • 28

    "I couldn't have asked for a more well-rounded and supportive foundation than I received at Clairbourn."
  • 29

    "Clairbourn offers an education that doesn't just focus on education, but shapes the entire student to be a well-rounded individual."
Clairbourn provided a solid foundation for me and gave the confidence that I have today to question and speak up without the fear that I’m wrong. My teachers also greatly influenced my moral values without me even knowing it. I know how to share and collaborate, listen to others, and still speak up for myself. All the teachers take such good care of you. I’m so thankful to have had Clairbourn.
"Clairbourn emphasizes the process of learning in any subject which in turn helps students better understand, remember, and appreciate the material. Clairbourn also sees failures as an opportunity to better understand something or something that adds to an experience, not subtract from it."

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  • 32

    "I loved my time at Clairbourn. It was a small, safe and engaging environment that allowed me to explore my interests and hone my academic prowess."
  • 33

    "Great environment, and it is academically challenging."
  • 34

    "Great school! Loved all my teachers and friends that I met there. I really felt that I got a great education from Clairbourn while also being able to enjoy being a child :)."
 

More Graduate Comments

From letters and emails to the school

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    "I feel so prepared! Many of my high school classmates are struggling with organization and essay writing, but I know how to manage my time thanks to Clairbourn." - Julia McMullan, Class of 2012.
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    “Clairbourn’s emphasis on public speaking is unique and really has helped me to this day. Every single student speaks in front of the entire school at some point during their Cougar career. This opportunity is distinctive to Clairbourn and provides a public speaking foundation for years to come.” - Abigail Urquhart ‘03​
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    "Each and every day I improve upon my Clairbourn foundation. I hope we stay in touch as I continue on my career."- Jordan Dorenfeld '01
 

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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.
Private School Education for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, & Middle School Grades - Serving Families in the Pasadena Area and Surrounding Cities
Clairbourn is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. (K-12 Private Schools)