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Judson International School

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

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Junior High Spiritual Life


Spiritual Life 

In addition to daily prayer and study of the Bible, all Judson students take part in age-appropriate chapels.  Students in grades 5 to 8 have their own weekly middle school chapel.   These are times of student-led worship followed by a speaker on a variety of topics that are of interest to pre-teen and early-teen students.  Junior High Students have the opportunity to serve in chapels via our junior hgh worship band and our junior high chaplaincy programs.


Each year the whole school has a Spiritual Emphasis Week. Special speakers lead daily chapels that focus more directly on the students' own pilgrimage.



Judson junior high students participate in a variety of outreaches throughout the year, such as raising money for our sponsored child Desmond in Sierra Leone through World Vision.  Additionally, each year culminates in a Missions/Serve Week.  7th-grade students participate in a Missions Exposure Week through a week of day-long field trips during which they learn about the needs of the city, get cross-cultural exposure, and serve the community.  8th-grade students participate in a week-long Missions/Serve Week with the Center for Student Missions.  They travel to a different city and spend a week doing outreach and service.  Locations vary but have included San Francisco, San Diego, and a Hopi reservation in Arizona.  


Character Development

Judson International School believes that part of a child's education must include positive character development. To ensure this we use a quality curriculum called CHARACTER FIRST! Here are some of the distinctives of this program:

  • What is good character?"  It is the stable and distinctive qualities built into an individual's life which determine his or her responses regardless of circumstances.
  • There is a need for character" schools are plagued with an unprecedented wave of violence, drug use, cheating and other unlawful behaviors.
  • Countering the popular culture - " there is no question that culture influences a young person's decisions. The challenge is to develop a culture at school that encourages students to make good decisions and experience true success.
  • The Character First curriculum offers teachers a systematic and comprehensive approach to teaching students how to make good decisions.The more teachers show their approval forcharacter, the more students will pursue it. Students who have demonstrated a character quality are recognized at a monthly all-school assembly.
  • Character-based correction deals with the root of a problem which leads to lasting change. Students are taught how to deal with problems in their own lives and in their relationships with others.
Judson International School

1610 East Elizabeth Street : Pasadena : CA 91104|(626) 398-2476

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