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At Pasadena Unified, our children are learning today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our alumni return as proud parents, educators, and leaders to form a community that welcomes you.

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A PUSD education will challenge you and help you develop intellectually and as a creative problem solver and strong communicator with a global perspective.  

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Pasadena Unified's award-winning teachers, administrators, and staff inspire and develop critical thinkers, innovators, artists, leaders, athletes, and scholars. 

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Beginning with our youngest learners, PUSD early education blends fun, learning, and skills development – designed to nurture well-rounded students who can problem-solve and navigate our changing world.

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The mission of San Rafael San Rafael Elementary School is to provide a child-centered academic program that meets the diverse needs of our community in an additive bilingual setting.

Why San Rafael Elementary School?

Dual Language

San Rafael follows the 90/10 Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP) design. This model begins in Kindergarten with 90% of the academic instruction delivered in Spanish and 10% of the academic instruction delivered in English. This ratio is adjusted as students matriculate from grade to grade.

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After School Programs

San Rafael offers two after-school care programs that operate Monday through Friday from after-school dismissal to 6:00 pm. Applications for both after-school programs are also available at the Back to School Posting Party before the start of the school year or by contacting the respective on-site program Directors.

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