We are a Christ-centered school, dedicated to giving all students a chance to reach their full potential.
Our commitment to strengthening self-efficacy in our students is unwavering.
People often ask us, “What is an international school?” In our 25 year history, Judson has always had a global focus. Our school began as a school for children of the staff of Frontier Ventures, formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission. As such, we have always had a focus on reaching out to all nations of the world. Several years after its founding, Judson opened its doors to students beyond our campus and then to students from around the world. Our unique curriculum, the International Christian Curriculum, focuses on integrating global history throughout our learning.
Located at the Venture Center, a beautiful 17-acre campus in northern Pasadena, Judson International School has been educating students since 1991. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization, located in Pasadena, CA. Our mission is to is to partner with parents in educating children who will grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to become leaders in God’s Kingdom and today’s world. Judson core values of small class size, international focus, community and the use of “real books” has allowed Judson to education children from around the world. Our attentiveness to excellent academics has helped our graduating students gain entry to the high school or college of their choice.
In the past year our $1.8 million budget, has enabled us to educate 185 students. Through partnerships with Frontier Ventures and Harambee Ministries, we offered low-income students, including foster children and students of missionary families, full ride scholarships in addition to the 40 students who have been issued financial assistance.
With the help of generous benefactors, it serves as a critical step in helping students define their giftedness and their place in the world. As students strive to better themselves, a Judson education is a great jumping-off point for those who want to positively impact their community and like our namesake, Adoniram Judson, change the world.
There is an overwhelmingly small representation of Hispanic and African-American students in San Gabriel Valley attending private school. The uniqueness of our project is that we do not cherry-pick the best or brightest students for our scholarships. Many of our tuition assistance students have 1-3 factors that put them in jeopardy of educational failure. This year, we are looking to extend the number of scholarships we offer for low-income local students. Our goal is to give access to full ride scholarships to 10 students with low socioeconomic status.