Have you seen the latest issue of Judson High School's newspaper, The Eagle Eye? Our journalism teams puts out 4 - 6 issues per year. You can read the latest by click on the image above. For back issues, click here: Judson Eagle Eye Archives.
Check out the latest news from our high school journalism team.
We are proud of our graduating seniors, class of 2019. Read more here about which colleges they have been accepted and their future career plans.
Back Row L to R: Tom Kim, Patrick Li, John Cho, Alan Song, John Xu
Front Row L to R: Amanda Cherman, Chloe Campbell, Angel You, Ella Jun, Leah Soderling
Not picture: Mindy Yi, Mark Ni, Elisa Allario(first semester)
Judson's class of 2019 consists of 13 students from four different countries: USA, Korea, China and Italy. These seniors have been busy taking the SAT, preparing for AP tests and applying to colleges. Already members of the class of 2019 have received acceptances to Arizona State University, Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Michigan State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Penn State, Pratt Institute, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, Univeristy of California Riverside, University of Indiana Bloomington and Virgina Tech. Some of their intended majors include computer science, nursing and design.
Judson's college prep program continues to expand and thrive. We will be hosting AP testing for Chinese Language, Physics, English Literature, US History, World History and Calculus. All of our high school courses have been A-G approved or are in the approval process. Our students score in the 80th percentile for SAT, well above the state average. In 2018, 89% of Judson students who took AP tests received a score of 4 or 5, while the national average is only 33%.
For a full list of college acceptances over the last 5 years of Judson High School, click here: Judson College Acceptances 2014-2019.
Enjoy this look back at our spring musical. With the weather this year, could we have picked a better show than Singin' in the Rain?
With all the rainy weather that Pasadena has had, Judson International School chose the perfect musical to present over Valentine's Weekend: Singin' in the Rain. The show directed by Maren Plog had a cast of twenty-eight students ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Audience members raved about the production of this classic romantic musical comedy filled with catchy songs, tap dancing, and plenty of laughter. Some of the comments included:
"It was such a spectacular performance! Kudos to Miss Maren Plog and her team for such a fantastic job in teaching, guiding, and coaching them with excellence!"
"It was so fun and so well done that I would have gladly watched it a second time."
This show was Judson's fifth musical and part of a very successful musical theater. Principal Diana Bjoraker commented, "This show is a fine example of the excellent quality and breadth of education offered by Judson International School."
On February 7, we held our annual Science Night. Students from all grades K-12 showed demonstrations and experiments in wide variety of scientific topics such as anatomy, entomology, taxonomy, magnetism, chemical reactions, momentum, etc.
Judson Science Nighton February 7, 2019 was an opportunity for our students to show what one of the best Christian schools in Pasadena is focusing on for STEAM. All students, grades K-12, displayed their projects for families, friends, and guests. As always, Judson welcomed alumni who came back to see their alma mater for this fun night. Projects were creative and interesting. The kindergartners gave guests an opportunity to stick their hands in "blubber" to see how it protected them from cold and they also showed their guests an iceberg demonstration. First and second graders created diagrams of the human body and wrote funny poems about germs. Third and fourth graders demonstration experiments with magnets. Fifth and sixth graders, dressed as doctors, presented their study of entomology including larger than life size models of a variety of insects. Our junior high students presented their science research projects on a variety of topics from the economics of mining to moon to geoengineering the atmosphere to address global warming to the work of Dr. He Jiankui on the first genetically edited twins. High school biology students created a biology carnival which featured games to teach about topics such as DNA, natural selection and taxonomy. High school chemistry students demonstrated a variety of experiments from crystallization to chemical reactions and breaking compounds. High school physics students demonstrated a variety of topics such as centripetal force and momentum. The creativity and love for learning that Judson is known for were evident in abundance in their STEM projects on Science Night.
Ticket sales are now open for this fun and enjoyable show which will take place on Valentine's Day weekend February 14-16.
Judson is proud to present Singin' in the Rain Jr coming to the Porticos Art Space Valentine's Day weekend! You won't want miss this classic romantic musical comedy filled with catchy songs, tap dancing, and plenty of laughter set in 1920's Hollywood during the dawn of the "talkies"! The performance will take place the weekend of February 14 - 16, 2019 with evening performances at 7:30 pm and a Saturday matinee at 2:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. The performance will take place at Porticos Art Space- 2033 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena. You may purchase tickets on-line, at the door or pre-order from a cast member.
Here are a few "sneak peek" pics to get you excited for our show!
Learn more here about our wonderful school.
Judson International School gives children a big picture of the world. Our K-12 Christian school has a global focus which teaches children to love God and love all the peoples of the world. Our curriculum emphasizes world history beginning in Kindergarten and integrates literature, Bible, art, music and world languages. Judson's STEAM approach to math and science is based on investigative learning and critical thinking, giving our students many opportunities for hands on learning, including a multitude of field trips at every grade level. Judson has won numerous awards from our community which appreciates our approach to learning. We are known for being a kind and supportive school and the comment we hear most often is "Your students are so happy!"
To give your child a chance to experience Judson, we offer a tuition-half day kindergarten as well as generous financial aid for all other grade levels. Find out more about our award winning school at www.judsonschool.org. You may contact us at email@example.com 626.398.2476.
Check out the latest edition of Eagle Eye, our high school newspaper, and listen to the lastest edition of Eagles Nest, our junior high podcast here.
Judson High School's student newspaper, Eagle Eye, is in its sixth year of publication. Produced by the high school journalism class taught by Mrs. Giron, the newspaper has two student co-editors this year, Chloe Campbell and Leah Soderling. Click here to read the latest issue, plus back issues of Eagle Eye.
Our Junior High journalism class prodcues a monthly podcast entitled Eagles Nest. This class is taught by Mrs. Hall and is open to eligible 7th and 8th graders. This year's junior high journalism team includes Bella Hernandez, Monica Duanmo, Evelyn Lopez, Caris Campbell, Narek Agamanukian and Andy Kim. Click here to listen to the lastest podcast of Eagles Nest.
Our junior high boys flag football team won the Foothill Sports League Championship. Read about their amazing season, plus all the other fall sports highlights here.
Judson International School's junior high boys flag football team won the league championship 28-27 against Sequoyah on November 15. The game was hosted by San Marino High School. Coach Max Boyle led the Judson Eagles to the victory after an undefeated season for the team with 10 wins and 0 losses and was the #1 seed. This is Judson International School's 4th League Championship for Junior High Flag Football.
Judson International School also did well in other sports. The Judson junior high girls JV team had an amazing season with Foothill Sports League under the leadership of Coach Kathy Hall, with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss. Our varsity junior high girls volleyball team had a 3-8 record.
At the high school level, the girls CIF volleyball team had 5 wins and 3 losses, placing second in their league. They went to the playoffs, but lost in the first game to the eventual champions, La Puente High School. This team is part of the unique Judson/Waldorf partnership for high school sports.
Judson also fielded a co-ed high school soccer team in partnership with Waldorf School through the International League. The team place 2nd in the league with 5 wins and 2 losses under the leadership of Coach James Hood.
Practice and games for winter sports are already underway. Our CIF high school boys basketball team has been practicing for several weeks and will have their first game in November. They are being led by Coach Sean Dixon and the team is made up of players from both Judson and Waldorf. Our junior high boys team is being coached by Coach Kyle Patterson. We will also field high school and junior high girls basketball teams, if we have enough players. Those interested should contact our Judson Athletic Director, Sean Dixon, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-589-7468.
We are so thankful to receive a third recognition this year.
We are very thankful to receive the Pasadena Weekly Reader Recommended Best Private School 2018 award. This is the third year in a row that we have been voted to receive this recognition. We are so thankful for our community's support of our school. This award is added to several others that Judson has been given this year: The 2019 Best School Award by K12 Niche and the 2018 Beacon Media Reader Recommended Award in three categories: Private Coes High School, Middle School and Private Co-ed School. We are grateful for you vote of confidence in Judson International School's unique approach of Christian education with a global focus, training our students to be leaders in God's kingdom and today's world.
Did you know that Judson has its own podcast?
Did you know that our Judson Junior High Journalism team produces a regular podcast? It is full of information including news about how our sports teams are doing, upcoming events and other interesting items? You can listen to it here: Eagles' Nest Podcast.
Our first podcast for the 2018-19 school year came out yesterday. Take a listen, enjoy and subscribe!