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San Rafael Elementary School

26 reviews
1090 Nithsdale Road
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 396-5790

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We have had a wonderful first year at this school and look forward to this coming year. The community, parent involvement, staff and communication is beyond what we could have imagined! Very lucky to be a part of SRE!
Posted by a parent on 8/9/2019
I feel like I totally scored getting my children into this school. The principal is an effective leader who cares and the staff is highly qualified.
Posted by a parent on 9/22/2017
We just joined SRE this year and it has been a great experience! The Kindergarten program is amazing! Our daughter did not speak any Spanish prior to last year and now she can understand most everything that she is asked in Spanish and reply in Spanish sometimes. The school is very diverse and most of the families that we have met are very nice. There is an expectation that all family's will contribute to the school, either with time, money, or both because many of the programs are funded solely through parent donations and fund raisers. We live in the neighborhood and were leaning toward private school, but we decided to give SRE a try and we are SO glad that we did. We are excited to be a part of such a wonderful community!
Posted by a parent on 5/9/2017
Our family's experience at San Rafael has been exceptional. Our kids are learning first-hand what it means to be part of a diverse and multicultural community, and the parents consistently provide the administration and teachers with support.
Posted by a parent on 5/9/2017
A gem of a school located in a beautiful and serene neighborhood, offering a dynamic Spanish immersion program.Very proactive Principal, on an obvious mission to make this elementary school THE best elementary school of Pasadena.Great balance between an enthusiastic PA & a nice community of involved, mindful parents. Great community of kids too.. Arts Studio, Performing Arts (Talent Show in the Fall + Musical in the Spring). 2 solid hours of Music class/week (taught by a terrific music teacher). Excellent PE teacher (fully funded by the school & parents' donations).. Access to RTI advanced classes & 'GATE' testing available.We came from a private elementary school that didn't offer any of that and our children are LOVING San Rafael. We wish the school could go up to 8th grade.Would highly recommend to get in starting Kindergarten in order to fully benefit from the bilingual curriculum.PUSD has had a terrible reputation for quite some time but San Rafael Elementary does not fit into that at all. And if plain scores & numbers matter most to you, San Rafael should soon reach the highest mark without a doubt.
Posted by a parent on 1/22/2016

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Pasadena schools - San Rafael Elementary School is located at 1090 Nithsdale Road, Pasadena CA 91105. San Rafael Elementary School is in the Pasadena Unified School District. San Rafael Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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