Stars Athletic Foundation
P.O. Box 713, Monrovia, CA 91017
Service Club

The renowned Foothill/San Gabriel Valley STARS Athletic Foundation is one of the best equipped sports learning centers of its type in Southern California. We pride ourselves in offering classes small
enough to provide lots of individual attention to each student.


Instruction is given by a caring, highly-experienced, knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff in:

Girls’ gymnastics
Boys’ gymnastics
Pre-school gymnastics
Toddler pre-gymnastics
Rhythmic gymnastics, tumbling
We also offer performance troupe (which involves learning group routines using dance, tumbling, costumes and hand props, for performances at shows, exhibitions, and major Southern California theme parks). Classes are offered from recreational through competitive levels, so that students work out with other students close in age and in skill level. A free try-out class and a money-back guarantee* is offered for any of the Gyms’ programs.
Joanne Bockian
SCHOOL, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
310 S. First Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
Martial Arts School

Welcome to SCHOOL Brazilian Jiu Jitsu located in the downtown Arcadia, California. We have dedicated instructors offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) classes for self-defense and competition. Our classes range from beginning, intermediate, and advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There are classes in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends to accommodate to your busy schedule. Call us today about you free two week trial!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) was first developed with the intention of submitting your opponent using leverage regardless of the size of your opponent. For beginners, we start with the basic and fundamental techniques. For more advanced students, we focus on enhancing current techniques. We teach out students how defend themselves in different situations using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.


We currently have training in the following:

• Adult Classes
• Kids/Teen Classes
• Gi Classes
• No Gi Classes
• Self Defense
• Competition Training
(626) 226-6377
Ben Zhuang
Paul Mitchell Pasadena School
825 Est Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Beauty School

Paul Mitchell Beauty School

Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena is the perfect place to grow as a stylist and launch your dream career.

Thanks to the life and teachings of Paul Mitchell—the legendary hair designer, product innovator, and salon educator, careers in hair design today can be both personally and financially rewarding. Following your beauty school education as a Paul Mitchell–trained professional, you can realize your artistic dreams and work as a beauty professional almost anywhere in the world. Whether you choose to create fashion behind a chair in the salon, own a salon or spa business, or opt for the excitement of a career in fashion, feature film, TV, or product education, Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena will help you reach your goals.


We’re giving away one million dollars in scholarships—and you could be one of our lucky recipients!* Find out more today and start your new career at one of our 100+ schools across the nation.
(626) 284-2863
Peggy Lee Cao, Director
Options For Learning
885 So. Village Oaks Drive, Covina, CA 91724

We’ve changed our name!

Options for Learning


(formerly Options—A Child Care
and Human Services Agency)
Our new name tells our story better.
It tells parents and our community more about what you do every day for the children at Options for Learning. Whether you’ve been here for three days or three decades, your commitment has paid off. Because of your efforts, Options for Learning is able to provide enviably high quality family services, educational child care, preschool, and after school programs.
It may take time for people (some of us, too!) to get used to saying “Options for Learning.” And along with our new name, our logo has changed and we have a new website:

We want to keep growing as an organization. The more people who understand who we are and what we do, the better we can keep serving our communities. Your help is appreciated.
Thank you for your effort and enthusiasm,
Cliff Marcussen
Executive Director and CEO, Options for Learning
(626) 967-7848 | 885 South Village Oaks Drive, Covina, California 91724-3615

A leader in preparing children and supporting families for life success through innovative, quality child development programs.

All children will achieve their potential.
•Respect, integrity, accountability

•Right to access quality education
•A great place for children and employees to work, learn, and succeed
•Personal rapport between staff and families
•Serving a culturally and economically diverse community
•Innovative and creative contributions to our field
(626) 967-7848
Connie Aguilar
Neighborhood Music School
25 South First Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Neighborhood Music School Inc. provides music lessons and summer music camps with recitals and performance opportunities for all ages in the Arcadia CA area. It boasts of some of the highest quality music performers, each with a passion for teaching. With a staff that holds doctorate and masters degrees in education, performance awards, and high rated recordings with rave music reviews providing a wealth of playing experience and excellent instruction. In addition to mandatory English, the language proficiency among teachers include Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Located in the heart of downtown Arcadia, our music school and music store is accessible to Monrovia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Temple City, Rosemead, San Gabriel. Just south of restaurant row, our brand new music studio facilities provide a comfortable environment in a quaint but trendy neighborhood. Lots of free parking is available as well as refreshments and free Wi-Fi while you wait for your lesson. Multiple family members enjoy the convenience of taking lessons at the same location with different teachers.

Our Arcadia Kindermusik program provides basic music fundamentals for ages 0-5 from teachers schooled in Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kindermusik methods. Group classes and individual lessons are provided for beginner through advanced levels of piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and ukulele. Jazz improvisation and composition classes also are offered for beginners through college level. 

Bach, Becker, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario, Gretsch, Ibanez, Offline Percussion, Peak, Sabian, Takamine, Tama, Thomastik, Vandoren, Yamaha, and more!

Our store font offers a full line of musical instruments for rent or sale, sheet music, band and orchestra books, supplies, and instrument repairs. Our inventory includes Bach trumpets and accessories, Becker, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario strings, Gretsch drums, Ibanez guitars, Offline Percussion Invader drum pad, Peak stands, Sabian cymbals, Thomastik Dominant strings, Vandoren reeds and accessories, Yamaha accessories, and more.

Check out our rental instrument program. Instruments include flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, snare drum, bell kit.

Summer Music Camps

Mobile Group Lessons
We can arrange for group lessons at your school. Minimum 16 students, 8-12 week courses.

Mommy & Me Classes
Come try our Kindermusik children’s music program. Mommy & Me Classes as well as our Toddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten Music Fundamentals Classes
(626) 254-9525
Carolyn Iga
Mt. Sierra College
800 Royal Oaks Dr., Suite 101, Monrovia, CA

By maintaining a strict commitment to small class sizes, individual attention, subject -specific tutoring and more, Mt. Sierra College is ideally positioned to give you the theoretical and practical skills you need to compete in an increasingly competive job market. One can get a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts & Design, Business or Information Technology.
(626) 873-2100
Liz Zataray or Judy Abulon
La Salle High School
3880 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
High School

At La Salle High School of Pasadena, we honor this mission in our simple, but profound effort to produce good students and good people through a comprehensive college preparatory education. By comprehensive I mean that, at La Salle, each student will find his or her own niche inside the classroom and out. With over 20 varsity teams, an outstanding – and award winning – Visual and Performing Arts program, and a wide array of co-curricular activities, every student entrusted to our care can find a way to nurture their unique attributes.  All of this is accomplished in a community environment in which the most common adjective used to describe life at La Salle is the word “family.”

(626) 696-4382
(626) 351-8125
Dr. Richard Gray or J Dennis
Maranatha High School
169 South St. John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
High School

Maranatha High School is a Christ-centered college preparatory school that celebrates the whole student by equipping hearts and minds to reflect God’s glory through academic excellence, artistic expression, competitive athletics, and service to the community.  For 50 years, Maranatha has been committed to the highest educational standards while remaining centered on its core values:

Faith, Scholarship, Community, Service

Academics: Maranatha provides an exceptional education for students desiring an opportunity to be fully equipped to pursue higher education. The school’s outstanding faculty provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, which cultivates within each student the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful college career.  Maranatha’s college prep curriculum includes 31 Honors and Advanced Placement Courses as well as unique courses such as Mandarin, AP Music Theory, and AP Studio Art: 2-D Design.

Athletics: The stated goal of Maranatha High School’s Athletics is to use the various sport activities not only to develop the athletic skills and abilities of our student-athletes, but also to emphasize spiritual growth and life skills.  The highly successful program of 41 teams across 20 sports is noted for its 5 state championships, 24 CIF championships and 15% rate of senior athletes who consistently advance on in their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Arts: Maranatha’s Arts Department provides its students a comprehensive, vibrant visual and performing arts education.  Drama, dance, choir, and orchestra students have the privilege to explore their creative nature under the tutelage of accomplished instructors and perform in the renowned Ambassador Auditorium, “The Carnegie Hall of the West”.  The highly accomplished and respected visual arts faculty offers each student a thorough arts experience in the school’s art classrooms, photo studio/lab, and Mac Lab.  Maranatha artists win national awards annually and are often recognized across the valley before continuing their arts education at schools such as Rhode Island School of Design, Art Center College of Design, and California Institute of the Arts.

Come over this year for our Annual Open House in November, a campus tour, or an athletic event.  When you arrive you will experience our amazing, spirit-filled community and you will come to know “The Maranatha Difference”.
Dan Bodwell
62 West Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Educational Training Center
(626) 574-2018
Grace Tan
Don Bosco Technical Institute
1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770

Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school, sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco, that uniquely combines a rigorous college-preparatory and technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields.
(626) 940-2148
Karen Krynen
Barnhart School – Ethan Williamson
240 W. Colorado Blvd. Arcadia, CA 91007

Barnhart School is a K-8 independent private school serving the San Gabriel Valley and local Los Angeles County areas. Barnhart School is fully accredited by the National and California Associations of Independent Schools (NAIS and CAIS)  and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

At Barnhart, we recognize the importance of providing a balanced educational experience for our students.  Our mission is to provide an atmosphere where ALL students flourish in academics, arts, and attitude.   Our rigorous academic curriculum is complimented with a commitment to healthy living artistic expression, and leadership development.

As a K-8 school, we pride ourselves in building strong 9-year partnerships with our parents while preparing our students for the transition into the area’s top high schools and ultimately for success in college and in life.

Our vision embodies a refreshed perspective Intelligence, Integrity and Involvement – — virtues that we live by everyday.,
tonya Beilstein
Arcadia Teachers Association
511 S. First Ave. #286, Arcadia, CA 91006
Non-Profit Organization
Tammy Dalhstrom
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