Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Member School Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI), Winner of 2016 Beacon Media Silver Award "Favorite Private Co-Ed High School," Winner of 2016 and 2017 Best of Pasadena "Reader Recommended Best Private School"
The Judson International High School program has been designed to prepare students for college and their adult years. Judson High School provides courses that are rigorous, challenging and engaging. Classes focus on lessons that allow for in-depth learning to develop critical thinking skills, character development, and prepares student to become world citizens. Students have options to select classes and programs that both meet their needs and position them well for college placement.
Fine arts and physical education classes are included as a required part of the High School program of studies, as well as completion of required community service hours as a part of our Missions Week. Students who graduate from Judson International High School are well-equipped to enter their college and adult years because of the experiences offered here that focus on developing the whole child. Graduation exercises, including a Senior Banquet and Commencement, highlight the transition to adulthood and celebrate the rigorous curriculum each student has mastered.
Judson High School graduates are well prepared to succeed in college.
* Our students' PSAT scores are in the top 25% nationwide.
* Our average composite SAT score is 1210 which is in the 77th percentile nationwide.
* We have a pass rate of 72% on our AP exams (CA pass rate is 58%), with 55% of our students scoring a 4 or 5.
* We have a 100% pass rate in six of our AP subjects.
Recent college acceptances include:
Azusa Pacific University
Concordia University - Irvine
California State University Channel Islands
California State University San Diego
Santa Clara University
University of California Santa Barbara
High School Highlights
- Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
- Academic excellence leading to college readiness
- Perfect environment for students wanting an academic focus in a small setting
- Hands on learning with "real" books, Socratic discussion, field trips
- Honors tracks in all core courses
- Highly qualified, experienced teachers
- AP courses and testing
- Dual-enrollment courses
- College Counseling, PSAT and AP testing, College Board affiliation
- Unique K-12 school with strong sense of community and cooperation among students of all
- Privileges at Latourette Library, a college-level library on campus (jointly run by Providence College and WCIU)
- Six high school sports teams affiliated with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
- Extra-curricular activities such as ASB, worship team, musical theater, yearbook and high school newspaper
Course Load Expectations
Students in the High School are expected to take a usual load of seven courses each year. A class schedule is comprised of core classes (English, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Bible, Foreign Language) and electives. Students who transfer to Judson International High School with credits from another school must meet with the registrar and/or college advisor to determine that their graduation requirements will be met.
Click on course titles for course descriptions.
Honors English 9 (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
English 10 (prerequisite: English 9)
Honors English 10 (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
Honors Language and Literature (prequisite: Instructor Approval)
American Literature (prequisite: English 10)
World Literature (prequisite: English 10)
AP Language and Literature (online)
Geometry (prequisite: Algebra 1)
Algebra 2 (prerequisite: Geometry)
Precalculus (prerequisite: Algebra 2)
Calculus (prerequisite: PreCalculus)
Honors Calculus (prerequisite: PreCalculus + Instructor Approval)
Track and Field
Boys Flag Football
Biology 2 (prequisite: Biology 1)
Honors Biology (prequisite: Instructor Approval)
Chemistry (prerequisite: Algebra 1)
Honors Chemistry (prequisite: Instructor Approval)
AP Biology (online)
AP Computer Science (online)
American History (prerequisite: World History 2)
Honors American History (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
Civics (prerequisite: World History 2)
Economics (prerequisite: World History 2)
AP Macroeconomics (online)
AP Microeconomics (online)
Honors World History 1 (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
Honors World History 2 (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
AP US History (online)
AP World History (online)
Visual and Performing Arts
Honors Studio Art (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
AP Art History (online)
AP Chinese Lanugage and Culture (online)
Leadership/Student Government (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
Leadership/Chaplaincy (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
Teaching Assistant (prerequisite: Instructor Approval)
We offer AP testing for all of our honors and on-line AP courses
Students wishing to change their courses must fill out the Drop/Add Form available in the front office and get a signature of approval from the teacher of that course.
In addition to daily prayer and study of the Bible, all Judson high school students take part in weekly chapel and character assembly. High School chapels are led by the teachers and students and often feature special speakers, such as visiting missionaries, to share with the students. The high school worship team leads the worship.
Each year the whole school has a week of spiritual emphasis. Special speakers lead daily chapels that focus more directly on the students' own pilgrimage.
In the spring all of our high school students participate in "Serving Our City," a weeklong local missions outreach to Pasadena.
Judson High School plays competitively as a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) in a variety of sports. Our on-site facilities include basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; a weight room and a football field. Our sports include the following:
Fall: Girls Volleyball, Boys Cross-Country, Boys Flag Footbal
Winter: Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball
Spring: Girls and Boys Track and Field
Judson High School offers a variety of classes and co-curricular opportunities in the fine arts. Fine and Performing Arts classes include: Art 1, Art 2, Musical Theater, Drama, Speech and Worship Band. In the fall Judson High School hosts a Creative Arts Night and Poetry Out Loud Competition. In the spring, Judson puts on a Spring Musical and participates in the ACSI Art Show.