A Positive Foundation

Clairbourn’s Preschool Program is designed to encourage children’s natural love of learning in an environment where they feel comfortable, confident, and secure. Children in our preschool program are prepared to enter Kindergarten with a positive self-concept, the spirit of inquiry, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Preschool Planet Movie 2020

Students in Pre-K have been studying the planets. They learned planet names and facts, dressed up like astronauts, played in a classroom spaceshi...

Characteristics of the Program

  • A enjoyable, nurturing, safe and beautiful environment

  • Developmentally appropriate teaching with pre-academic skills introduced

  • Teacher-directed and child-initiated activities that promote positive learning experiences

  • Whole child focus, with language, cognitive, social/emotional and physical development

  • Classrooms with a wide variety of materials used to enhance learning and exploration

  • Attention to the universal values from the Clairbourn Code of Ethics which includes: respect, responsibility, citizenship, spirituality, and honesty

STEM Studies in Action

STEM studies are important in the early grades at Clairbourn, and part of the program is an annual engineering event designed to focus their studies. Watch videos below of an event where preschool and kindergarten students, along with their families, showed off their hydro-engineering skills at the STEM Beaver Dam Build Event. 
The event space was filled with displays documenting, in great detail, the students' learning journey. Each display depicted their creative thinking, problem solving, and hands-on engineering skills.  The audience enjoyed a teacher presentation describing the research, exploration, and science skills associated with the study of dam building and beavers.  The group was invited to build their own dam, each of which was tested for water-tight properties.
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Private School Education for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School & Middle School. Serving Families in the Pasadena Area and San Gabriel Valley. Clairbourn is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (K-12 Private Schools) and accredited by CAIS and WASC.