There are several options for schools in Pasadena. As Peggy mentioned below, Hamilton Elementary is very good, but the public system on the whole is not as strong as many neighboring communities. If you are looking for outstanding public schools I would steer you toward San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena or La Canada. Although you will pay a premium for housing you will be able to take advantage of the public school systems. Pasadena does, however, have a host of outstanding private schools, denominational and non-denominational, single sex and coed, that serve first grade through 12th. You won't necessarily pay as much for a home in Pasadena which means you also won't pay as much in property taxes over the year, but you will pay tuition costs. If you want more information or a tour of the area, please contact me and I will be more than happy to help.