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San Rafael hosts an on campus Spanish immersion half day preschool run by PUSD's Early Childhood Education Department. 

Students will learn Spanish or Mandarin through research based curriculum that prepares them for the Pasadena Unified Elementary Dual Immersion Program. Students are provided the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and culturally aware in Spanish and Mandarin. Caring high quality teachers instruct the students 100% in Spanish or Mandarin throughout their participation in the program. Educational Assistants are available to assist the students in English.


  • The Creative Curriculum is a researched based comprehensive collection of knowledge building and daily practice resources that explains the "what," "why," and "how" of teaching 
  • The Creative Curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills.

The Preschool Program is offered at San Rafael five days a week during the school year for either morning OR afternoon session.  Morning session runs from 7:45 to 10:45 am, Afternoon session runs from 11:45 am -2:45 pm.  Extended care is not available at San Rafael.

Additional information on the preschool program, including information on fees and enrollment, can be found at the PUSD Early Childhood Education website