Welcome to The Academy at Pasadena: A Bright Horizons Preschool

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Director

Kara Lewis

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 626-578-7300


Meet Our Teaching Team

Alison M.


I love teaching because: I have a passion for guiding students on their pathway to success. I love engaging with them and watching them express themselves.

Teaching since: 2015

Cindy L.

Green Room

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them discover a love for learning and helping them achieve their developmental milestones.

Teaching since: 2012

Diana C.

Yellow Room

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing them grow and discover new things. The best part is when they have an "aha" moment. Those moments make teaching incredibly rewarding.

Teaching since: 2014

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Brand new preschool on Green St! Beautiful classrooms and campus with wonderful teachers. They just opened up so no waiting list! Small class size (for now) so my daughter is getting a lot of personal attention :) They are very flexible with schedules and definitely worth checking out.”



“What an amazing preschool. My son really lucked out! His teachers have all been completely amazing, intelligent, strong women. The children get MyGym time. They have a theme of the week, a letter of the day, show and tell, a personality trait of the week and just so much more. I'm so so thankful to the Chalk staff for all the love and pride they put into their work.”



“I have 2 boys currently attending chalk, one is 2 1/2 and the other is almost 4 years old. They both started in August and our whole family is so happy with Chalk Pasadena. It is a brand new school, it is clean, convenient parking, secure and everyone from teachers to staff are so friendly and nice. I love the info cards they fill out for the parents to read at pick up with info like how well they ate their snacks and lunch, how well they listened, interacted, and how their mood was for the day. Most of all my boys are so happy at this school and that's what matters most!”



“Our son has been at Chalk since about a month after the school first opened in May 2017, and we couldn't be happier with our experience and what the school has done for his learning and development. The school is new and clean, but the teachers and directors are what make Chalk so amazing. One of our favorite things is that the school utilizes an outside meal provider so that we can order hot lunches every day of the week! We're hoping to send our daughter here in a few years.”




Upcoming Events for Families

Skirball Cultural Ctr

November 23 | 10am-2pm

Mothers looking to connect with parenting experts and innovative products as they plan for their growing families.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships