Creating Scholars and Leaders with Heart.

Founded in 1926, Clairbourn School is an independent, coeducational day school for students in preschool through eighth grade. The Clairbourn model of education includes a rigorous curriculum, inspired teaching, character education, and a strong sense of community. Our students acquire essential 21st-century skills and intellectual habits of mind that lead to success in school and in life.  

At all grade levels, small classes are designed to motivate, engage, and support students to reach high levels of achievement. Learning is active, and teaching is a dynamic blend of both traditional and innovative methods.

A wide variety of co-curricular programs allow students to expand their learning well beyond the core curriculum.

Core Beliefs

  • That every student has the innate ability to experience academic success.

  • That the best education is one that assists the student in developing effective study habits, including active listening, critical thinking, disciplined effort, and collaboration skills.

  • That fostering the development of social, ethical, creative, communication, and physical skills is an essential part of a well-rounded education.

  • That the education of children is an active partnership between the school and the family.

  • That offering students varied leadership opportunities develops the skills necessary to contribute in a meaningful way to their community.

  • That the gift of access to a quality education carries with it certain moral obligations for service to others and the broader community.

  • That the cultivation of a student’s spiritual and emotional health builds a foundation for strength, courage, grit, humility, gratitude, and integrity.

  • That belonging to a strong community that practices compassion and inclusion helps children to develop heart, a positive moral character, and a strong sense of self-worth.

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Fast Facts

Grades: JPK-8
Total Enrollment: 230
Affiliation: Non-denominational
Student Population: Coed
Founded: 1926


Clairbourn School
8400 Huntington Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775