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Established 1991 ~ K-12 Christian Education with a Global Focus

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 • • General

Our junior high journalism students have begun our very first Judson podcast station. You can listen and subscribe by clicking on "View More" below.

2017-18 Junior High Journalism Team Starts a Podcast for Judson

We are very excited to announce that the Junior High Journalism Team has begun a Judson podcast.  Entitled Eagles Nest Podcast , this regular "radio" show will feature news and entertainment from Judson School.  We are very impressed with teacher Kathy Hall and our journalism team which includes Camille, Tabitha, John P and John S.  Take a listen:


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 • • General

Our teachers love teaching at Judson. In this series, we will be meeting some of our wonderful teachers. We begin with four of our elementary teachers.

Miss Christine Rubalcava is our Kindergarten teacher.  She comes to us from Ireland and shares both Armenian and Irish ancestry.  When asked what she loves about teaching at Judson, Miss Christine replied, "I love teaching my kindergarteners about cultures from all around the world."  This is Miss Christine's 3rd year at Judson.  When not planning great lessons for our kindergarten students, Miss Christine is busy planning her wedding which will be in July 2018.


Mrs. Yodit Hizekiel is our 1st and 2nd-grade teacher.  Prior to joining us at Judson School, Mrs. Hizikel served as a teacher at an international school in Ethiopia for 7 years.    Originally from Texas, Mrs. Hizekiel comes to us with a wealth of teaching experience and is known for instilling creativity and a love of learning in her students.  "I love that I get to teach kids at Judson to read and write and I also get to teach them about Jesus."  A fun fact about Mrs. Hezikiel is that both she and her husband acted in a movie which was shown at the Pan-African Film Festival in 2016.

Mrs. Becky Berry, our 3rd/4th-grade teacher, is entering her 9th year at Judson.  Mrs. Berry loves the unique International Christian Curriculum that was designed exclusively for Judson International School.  "What I love most about Judson is our curriculum and all the fun field trips I get to take my students on."   Mrs. Berry grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors, spending most of her summers camping, hiking and backpacking.


Mrs. Lisa Jarrard loves teaching at Judson and is in her 10th year at our school.  She teaches our 5th/6th-grade class and loves transforming her classroom for Family Night into anything from a 50's cafe to a southwestern ranch to the set of Star Wars.  Mrs. Jarrard really enjoys taking her students to Science Camp each year either at Palomar or Catalina Island.  A lover of field trips, Mrs. Jarrad makes sure she takes her students on plenty of them.  "I love inspiring kids in both their learning and their faith!"  A fun fact about Mrs. Jarrard is that her two older sons are minor league baseball players.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017 • • General

Our musical theater program begins on Friday, August 25. Read more here...

We are happy to announce that Maren Plog will be the director for our 2017-18 musical theater season.  Maren is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Theater Arts and has been in countless productions herself as well as directing four performances.  She has studied acting and voice for 10 years and has 13 years of dance experience in a variety of styles.  She is quite familiar with Judson School as her sister, Kiersti Giron, is our high school English teacher!

In addition to directing our spring musical, Maren will be holding a Musical Theater Workshop in the fall.  This after-school program meets Mondays and Fridays from 3:00-5:00 pm. and introduces students to the fundamentals of acting, dancing, and singing, as well as the significance of musical theater in American culture. The workshop culminates in auditions for the spring musical. Cost is $150 per student for the 15-week workshop. Classes begin Friday, August 25.  Final class is Friday, December 15th. Questions? Contact Maren Plog at





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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 • • General

We are very pleased to announce that beginning this school year 2017-18 we will be offering our half-day kindergarten tuition free and our full day kindergarten at half price!


At Judson School, we are committed to making Christian education as accessible as possible to all who desire this for their children.  As part of that commitment, we are offering our half day kindergarten program tuition-free.  Parents only pay $800 in fees for a year of half-day kindergarten.  For those who want full day kindergarten, we are pleased to offer a full day at half price, meaning parents would only pay $4,375  annual tuition for a full day of Kindergarten (plus $800 in fees).  This gives families a chance to see what we love about Judson and we are hoping that they will return the following year for first grade and beyond.

Families who wish to take us up on this amazing offer should apply online

Judson's commitment to financially accessible Christian education extends beyond kindergarten.  We offer a generous Tuition Assistance Program to all of our families based on their financial need in addition to ministry and academic scholarships.  Our hope is that Judson will be affordable to all who wish to be here.


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Monday, August 21, 2017 • • General

Judson School is pleased to announce a 100% pass rate on 6 out of 8 AP exams.

Judson High School students outdid themselves this year on the AP exams.  They had a 100% pass rate in six of the eight AP exams they took this year:  AP Art History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History, AP Computer Science, AP Chemistry and AP Chinese Language and Literature.  For all eight exams, our pass rate was 72%, significantly higher than the CA state average of 58%.  Way to go, Judson students!   You have made us proud!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 • Kim Aasland • Youth

Our Judson high school students are enjoying WOW week during their first week of school.

WOW Week for Judson High School

Our Judson high school students are enjoying WOW week during their first week of school.  WOW stands for "Week of Welcome."  Students are enjoying special high school assemblies during which they hear about important aspects of our high school such as safety, academic scheduling, athletic opportunities,  musical theater, ASB and more.  Each assembly is paired with a fun activity such as dodgeball or gagaball.  The high schoolers are having a great time!  The schedule for WOW Week is:
Tuesday - 2nd period,  Wednesday - 6th period, Thursday - 1st period, Friday - 4th period.


ASB Vice President Ken Yoshida address the high school student body.


Angelo Cassiano, our awesome Student Chaplain, gets warm on a cool first day of school.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 • Kim Aasland • Events

It's wonderful to see our students' happy, smiling faces back at school today!  

Welcome Back!

It's wonderful to see our students' happy, smiling faces back at school today!   Our students are what we are all about and they fill our halls with life and joy.  We are happy to welcome 57 new students this year to all levels of our school.    Our students and faculty are a rainbow of faces, representing God's heart for every tongue, tribe, and nation.  This year we have students are faculty representing 23 nations:  the U.S., Armenia, Belgium, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda.  

Please join us in thanking God for our school and praying for a fantastic 2017-18 academic year!




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