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This is an archive of courses from last year’s PEF Summer Program. Stay tuned for next year’s courses to be released in early 2025!

593 W Woodbury Rd, Altadena, CA 91001

Kinder – 2nd Grade students can enroll in Self-Contained/Intro classes, which prepare them for a successful start to the upcoming school year. Students will spend the entire morning in one class with the same teacher.

2nd – 6th Grade students pick three Block schedule classes to move between throughout the morning.

Enrollment is based on the grade a student will be entering in Fall 2024.

Note: Course options might change based on enrollment.

Self-Contained Intro Classes (TK – 2)

Class NameDescriptionGradesSubjects
Intro to Kindergarten

Children prepare for kindergarten by engaging in language arts, mathematics, art, and music. This fun introduction enhances their readiness for both the social and academic settings of elementary school. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

Intro to First Grade

Designed to help ease the transition from kindergarten to 1st grade, students will engage in creative, thematic activities that reinforce reading and mathematics. As students are introduced to a 1st grade curriculum, they will gain skills for academic success. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

1First Grade
Intro to Transitional Kindergarten – Spanish

Designed to prepare students for school readiness in the Spanish Immersion program by creating learning opportunities in language arts, mathematics, science, and in physical and social-emotional development. The inclusion of art, music, and play will make learning fun! Students must be four years old by June 2, 2024, and must be potty-trained.

TKSpanish, Transitional Kindergarten
Intro to Kindergarten – Spanish

Designed to prepare students entering into PUSD’s Spanish Immersion Program, students will have fun learning basic instructions and vocabulary in Spanish. Activities will involve language arts, mathematics, art, and music. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

KKindergarten, Spanish
Intro to First Grade – Spanish

Reinforces the reading, math, and language skills learned in the kindergarten year of PUSD’s Spanish Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed one year of a Spanish Immersion Program. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

1First Grade, Spanish
Intro to Second Grade – Spanish

Reinforces reading, math, and the language skills learned in the first two years of PUSD’s Spanish Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed two years of a Spanish Immersion program. Students must be seven years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

2Second Grade, Spanish
Intro to First/Second Grade – French

Reinforces reading, math, and the language skills learned in the first and second year of PUSD’s French Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed at least one year of a French Immersion program. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2024.

1, 2First Grade, French, Second Grade

Block Classes (2 – 6)

Filter by grade level using the drop-down menu.

Class NameSubjectsDescriptionMaterials FeeGradeshf:tax:grade
California National ParksLanguage Arts

*NEW!* California is home to over 28 National Parks and thousands of historical landmarks. Students will choose their own destinations and take a journey through research, writing, and art.

3, 4, 5, 63 4 5 6
Festival of StoriesLanguage Arts, Spanish

Through the use of verbal expression, body language, improvisation, and other techniques, students learn the ancient art of oral storytelling. Students will discover their own unique talent and expressiveness as they “command the stage” and bring characters to life. Spanish Only.

2, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
English Language DetectivesLanguage Arts

Use your detective skills to hunt for context clues and discover new vocabulary. English language learners will be immersed in a supportive environment with an emphasis on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Engaging games and daily discussions will prepare students for proficiency in English. By principal recommendation only – contact PEF if interested.

2, 3, 4, 52 3 4 5
Writer’s CircleLanguage Arts

Unleash your imagination through the amazing world of reading and writing. Students will uncover the secrets of good writing skills as they create and share their own stories. Along the journey, students will publish their own book of poetry with watercolor illustrations that bring their books to life.

2, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
Exploration of ArtArt, Drama, Music

Calling all artists! Come and learn about different artists as we create our own masterpieces. We will investigate different elements of art including color, shape, form, and much more. If you love being creative, this is the class for you.

$102, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
Latin America Arts TourArt, Drama, Music, Spanish

Let’s embark on an artistic adventure and explore the creativity of Hispanic cultures and countries! Through hands-on practice, students will create art inspired by cultural traditions, and even build some Spanish vocabulary. English & Spanish.

$102, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
Music AdventuresArt, Drama, Music

Music Adventures is a dynamic course blending music and movement to foster rhythm, coordination, and teamwork. It offers an introduction to music theory and a foundation for greater learning. The class culminates in a showcase where students demonstrate their skills. Instruments provided. Partnership with Minibop Music.

$102, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
All About Prehistoric AnimalsScience, Technology, Engineering, Math, Spanish

*NEW!* Travel millions of years back in time, and learn about animals like dinosaurs and mammoths! As students study life on Earth and its different time periods, they will create art and presentations to share their findings. English & Spanish.

2, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
Computer WizardsScience, Technology, Engineering, Math

Students will practice different computer skills like coding, keyboarding, word processing, and slide presentations to master the art of being a digital learner.

2, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
Rocketing Through the CosmosScience, Technology, Engineering, Math, Spanish

*NEW!* Join us as we blast off to outer space and learn all about the universe! Students will research, test, and investigate as they create their own rockets and “Mars Landers.” English & Spanish.

$103, 4, 5, 63 4 5 6
S.M.Art – Science, Math, and ArtScience, Technology, Engineering, Math

Explore math and science concepts through exciting art projects! Students will experience a variety of science experiments, learn new concepts in math through games, and create unique works that involve both science and art. Whether you’re an artist, scientist, or mathematician, this class is for you!

2, 3, 4, 52 3 4 5
Garden to Table CookingHealth and Fitness

Ever wonder what it takes to grow your own food? Students will build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables as they make connections between nutrition and the environment. Come investigate agriculture and build healthy eating habits!

$102, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
Tennis Fun-damentals [Beg./Int.]Health and Fitness

Learning the fundamentals of tennis such as footwork, grip, and stance, are essential to becoming a competitive player, but it’s only the beginning in this tennis camp! As players build on basic strokes, practice their serve, and test their skills against each other, they will study the game of tennis, journal their findings, and learn about healthy habits!

2, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6
ZumbaHealth and Fitness, Spanish

This lively cardio dance class gets students moving and grooving! Student self-esteem and body awareness will grow as we learn to dance salsa, merengue, cumbia, and hip-hop. English & Spanish.

2, 3, 4, 5, 62 3 4 5 6

How to Choose Classes

  • Get ready to register by reviewing the class descriptions and schedules at each campus.
  • Make a list of your class choices and one or two backups in case the class you want fills up.
  • Use the class grid (at the top of this page) to figure out which class you want to take in each block. Some classes are only available in one block, and the same class might be open to different grades from one block to another.
  • If a block class you want is full, please pick another class and complete the registration process. For self-contained classes, you can join a waitlist directly from the registration site.
  • After you have completed registration, you can’t change your registration directly. Please visit to request a different class. Requests are subject to availability.