Judson Science Night was an opportunity for our students to show what one of the best Christian schools in Pasadena is focusing on for STEM. All students, grades K-12, displayed their projects for families, friends, and guests. As always, we 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. First and second graders wrote, directed, produced and acted in their own movie entitled Spiderific which is all about spiders. Third and fourth graders created aquatic creatures which floated down from their classroom ceiling. Fifth and sixth graders, dressed as doctors, presented a journey through the human body. Our junior high students presented their science research projects on a variety of topics from augmented and virtual reality to quantum computing to fracking. High school biology students demonstrated worm dissection, DNA testing, and blood typing. High school physics students had to make bridges using only paper that would hold a hardback textbook. The record bridge held 17 textbooks. The creativity and love for learning that Judson is known for were evident in abundance in their STEM projects on Science Night.
Our Science Night was a big success. Students at all grade levels displayed their science projects to family, friends, and guests.
At 6 pm we will have our annual State of the School address for Judson families and an Admissions Meeting for prospective families. At 7 pm is our Science Night for everyone.
Judson Families are all invited to join us for our annual State of the School address. This is a chance to hear from principal Diana Bjoarker and Vice Principal Chuck Field about Judson's goals and objective and our progress on our Five Year Plan. Please plan on joining us.
This event will be followed by Science Night at 7 pm at which all our K-12 classrooms will be open and students will be displaying their science projects. Feel free to visit any classroom you wish. It's a great time to see what's happening around our school.
Prospective Families are invited to join us at 6 pm for a meeting with Admissions Director, Kim Aasland, who will give an overview of our school and explain the admissions. Please invite interested friends to join us. Prospective families are encouraged to stay for Science Night to visit classrooms and meet our Judson community.
Come support our performing arts program and enjoy this fun Valentines-themed show!
We are thankful for the freedom to have choices in education in our country. This week we are reflecting on why we love Judson.
Judson is celebrating National School Choice Week January 22-26! NSCW is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort that was begun in 2011. As a private Christian school, Judson is very thankful to have the freedom to provide a unique, creative, internationally focused Christian education to our Pasadena community and beyond. We went around and asked our students why they loved Judson. Students had so many great responses such as field trips, science, friends, teachers, family nights, Christian focus, friendly atmosphere and more. Our Judson students put their thoughts on paper and we have posted these around school for you to enjoy. We also thought you would enjoy this gallery of their responses.
We also made a video of their responses entitled Lots of Reasons and posted it on out Judson YouTube channel. Check it out!
Our students and staff have been busy with a variety of Christmas outreaches and activities.
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given"
Our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Service will be this Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Join us for carols, a live nativity and hot cocoa and treats! We will also be having our annual Christmas Chapel on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 pm in our auditorium. Parents and friends are welcome!
Christmas is a time for giving and celebrating at Judson School. Our students and staff have already been involved in a variety of outreaches to our community and beyond.
Judson students collected Operation Christmas Child boxes, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Each shoebox is filled with toys and surprises which are sent to needy children around the world. Judson also served as a drop off spot for shoeboxes for the wider Pasadena community.
Judson students also made Christmas cards for Desmond who is the child from Sierra Leona that we have sponsored through World Vision for the past six years. These will be sent to him also with a financial gift.
Judson School also made a generous donation to the Cure JM Foundation. Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. Chris Graves who serves as an aide in our 5th/6th grade classroom is a survivor of this serious but rare disease. His mother, Joyce Graves, also works at Judson as our Director of International Student Services.
For the first time ever, we are holding a Christmas Door Decorating contest in Zwemer by homeroom. Above are the pics of the doors. May the best door win!
Our Spring Musical this year will be The Little Mermaid! Auditions are on December 11 and callbacks are on December 13.
We are pleased to announce that our Spring Musical will be The Little Mermaid. The show will be directed and produced by Miss Maren Plog, Judson's musical theater director. Miss Plog is offering a workshop prior to the auditions to help prepare. The cost is $25 and can be purchased using the button below. Auditions are open to junior high and high school students.
Please consider supporting Judson with an end of the year gift. Our goal is that 100% of our parents, staff and school board participate in giving to our Annual Fund. All gifts are appreciated, no matter how large or small. Together, we support our wonderful school.
The only K-12 program of its kind in Pasadena, with doors open to the world beyond, Judson International School creates servant leaders with problem solving skills. Our goal is to have 100% of our staff, parents, and board participate in giving to our Annual Fund, becoming a Friend of Judson School. We believe that everything a student possesses is a blessing from God. Please join us in making Judson a top philanthropic priority and a part of your ongoing benevolence and support. Your donation is tax deductible and your support now will help Judson create servant leaders for years to come.
We are proud to announce that our junior high boys flag football team won the Foothill Sports League Championship.
Congratulations to our junior high boys flag football team for winning Foothill Sports League Championship on November 16. After an undefeated season, the Judson Eagles went on to a decisive victory against Sequoyah on November 16, winning the game 12-0. We are so proud of our team. A big thank you to our coaches Chuck Fields and Blake Bailey. Go Judson Eagles!
We've had a fantastic fall sports season and each of our five teams did very well. We are pleased to announce that our JH boys flag football team made it to the championship game which will be played November 16.
Judson International School had a very busy fall athletics season, with five sports teams competing. We are proud of our teams and wanted to give some highlights from our season.
Junior High School Flag Football
Our junior high flag football team had an amazing season. They were undefeated for the entire season. They just won the semi-finals in the Foothill Sports League and are scheduled to play in the championship game on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 pm at Maranatha. Come on out and cheer our Eagles!
High School Flag Football
Our high school boys flag football team is in its second season as a combined team with Pasadena Waldorf. Our boys had a good season, winning three of their six games. Way to go, guys!
Junior High Volleyball
Our junior high girls volleyball team was coached by Judson alum, Hannah Beckler. We had enough girls to have both varsity and junior varsity teams. Our varsity girls won three games and made it to the first round of the quarterfinals in the Foothill Sports League. Way to go, girls!
High School Volleyball
Our high school girls volleyball team joined forces with the Pasadena Waldorf high school girls. We had an amazing season, winning 12 of our 14 games. The combined high school girls team made it into the 1st round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. Well done!
Family Night was filled with fun and activity at Judson School as students present their projects to parents and friends.
Judson International School holds Fall Family Night to showcase projects in history and the arts.
Judson International School held its fall Family Night on November 2. The whole Judson School community to gathered and enjoyed seeing the students' hard work. All the classrooms were open and teacher, students, families, and friends attend.
Judson K-8 students presented the history projects they have been working on all fall, based on the time period they are studying in Judson's International Christian Curriculum. Kindergarteners, first and second graders have been studying archeology, Ancient Egypt, and Mesopotamia; third and fourth graders have been studying the Age of Exploration, fifth and sixth graders have been studying Ancient Rome, Ancient India, Ancient China and Ancient Japan; seventh graders have been studying the Renaissance and eighth-graders have been studying American History.
Also at Judson's Family Nights, the 9-12 graders hosted their annual Creative Arts Night. This year's theme was Resistance Movements. Students from our high school art classes presented special art projects centered around "Resistance." The musical theater class also presented a special dance number. Judson's top poetry recitation candidates recited poetry, competing for the top spot to represent Judson at the Los Angeles Poetry Out Loud Competition. The first place winner was Ella Jun, Judson class of 2019. She will compete at the country level in February 2018.