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Welcome To Arts Education

  • The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Arts Education Office connects Pasadena's passion for the visual and performing arts to the classrooms of the PUSD. Through compelling, standards-based arts instruction in visual arts, music, dance and drama, Pre-K-12th grade students develop the four C’s — communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity — through the arts. PUSD is proud to be considered an Arts Equity District. We invite parent and community engagement through the District Arts Team/Community Arts Team, which meets monthly.

    Elementary arts programs in PUSD include instrumental music, district-wide TK-2nd grade and Special Education artist residencies in theater or dance, arts-integrated curriculum, and field trips to Pasadena's many renowned arts organizations. Middle and high schools offer chorus, band, orchestra, theater, fine arts, dance, graphic design and film production, with specialized magnets and pathways for intensive instruction.

    My Masterpieces, a partnership between the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), PUSD and local arts and cultural organizations, forges connections with area museums such as Kidspace, the Norton Simon Museum, the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, and the Pasadena Museum of History. See the My Masterpieces page from PEF for more information.

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    Additional information about PUSD Arts programs can be found in our Arts Fact Sheet.