Award Year: 2016

Pasadena Elementary School

401 East Pasadena Road
Pasadena, MD, 21122-4067

(410) 222-6573

Ms. Jennifer A. Quirino, Principal at time of Nomination

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

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Mission

Pasadena Elementary is dedicated to preparing students for college and career readiness, promoting academic excellence and citizenship for all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Pasadena Elementary School fourth grade uses technology to communicate ideas.

Pasadena Elementary School fourth grade uses technology to communicate ideas.

Situated in an established neighborhood near the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay, Pasadena Elementary is the epitome of a community school.

Pasadena Elementary strives to prepare students for college and career readiness by promoting academic excellence while fostering a climate of respect and acceptance. Our expectation is that all students will reach their full potential academically, emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally. In order to challenge all students, staff customizes and differentiates instruction, utilizes co-teaching instructional models, and provides targeted interventions and support. Grouping and instruction are tailored to assist struggling learners, while enrichment opportunities are provided for learners performing at or above grade level. Student growth and development is enhanced by a strong cultural arts program, student use of technology, STEM activities, and arts-integrated lessons.

Pasadena Elementary prides itself in providing a safe, nurturing, and compassionate learning environment. A regional autism cluster site, the school provides opportunities for students to be included with their general education peers. Students learn to recognize and value individual differences. Values of compassion, achievement, responsibility, and engagement are reinforced throughout every day. Emphasizing school values develops awareness and sparks communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, on the path to college and career readiness.

The school's solid relationships with the PTA, volunteers, high school and college interns, and community business partners are integral to student success. Together, we have a common vision to foster a positive, caring school climate where we respect and value diversity and prepare individuals for success in higher learning and careers.