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Admissions Process

Hamilton is a sought after Pre-School through 5th grade public elementary school in the southern part of Pasadena near Caltech and the Huntington Library, four blocks east of Allen and one block south of Del Mar. 

Grades Kindergarten through 5th Students are eligible to attend Hamilton if: 

1. Hamilton is their neighborhood school; or 
2. They obtain a seat through the Open Enrollment process.

Hamilton is a "neighborhood school" with a defined attendance area. All students who live within the neighborhood attendance area are eligible to attend Hamilton as long as there is space available. Parents are encouraged to register early in order to guarantee their child's seat. To determine whether you live within the Hamilton attendance area, please use the Neighborhood School Locator form on the PUSD website. 

Students who do not live within the attendance area may apply for a seat at Hamilton through the PUSD Open Enrollment process generally held in January for the following fall. 

Early Childhood Education/Pre-School 
Registration and administration for the Pre-School program at Hamilton is managed directly by the district’s Child Development Department, not Hamilton Elementary School. For more information please visit the PUSD Early Childhood Education website