The Partnership

Partnership for Success! is a unique collaboration between four Pasadena independent schools and the city’s public school district. Principals from Pasadena’s 18 public elementary schools select students for the program based on criteria including demonstrated academic and personal potential and limited access to summer academic enrichment.  Students spend nine consecutive summers in the program culminating with a transition to college after high school graduation. Westridge School hosts girls in fifth and sixth grade, while Chandler School hosts boys of the same ages. Mayfield Junior School hosts seventh- and eighth-graders, and Polytechnic School hosts students in ninth grade through their pre-college summer.

Teachers in the program come from both the independent schools and from PUSD, providing opportunity for collaboration. In addition, young adults serve as interns, assisting the classroom teachers, and in many cases, teaching elective courses themselves. A majority of the interns each summer are graduates of the Partnership!; others are current students or alumni of the independent schools. 


INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Chandler School
Mayfield Junior School
Polytechnic School
Westridge School

PUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Altadena Elementary School
Cleveland Elementary School
Don Benito Fundamental School
Field Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary School
Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy
Jefferson Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School
Madison Elementary School
Norma Coombs Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
San Rafael Elementary School
Sierra Madre Elementary School
Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School
Webster Elementary School
Willard Elementary School

PUSD K-8 SCHOOLS

McKinley School

PUSD MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy
Sierra Madre Middle School
Washington STEAM Magnet Academy
Wilson Middle School

PUSD 6-12 SCHOOLS

Blair School
Marshall Fundamental Secondary School

PUSD HIGH SCHOOLS

John Muir High School
Pasadena High School