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You’ve got questions. Come visit us and get answers.

Get to know Sequoyah.

Join us for an admissions event.

We strongly recommend that you join us for a two-hour, weekday preview and tour of Sequoyah School before submitting an application for your child.

You’ll be welcomed to our beautiful campus by Sequoyah parents and be introduced to our school by Admissions Director Carolyn Stirling.

You’ll hear students talk about their unique educational experiences. You’ll meet teachers and subject specialists who will offer insights into how our collaborative culture supports each student’s academic, social, and emotional development.

And you’ll meet Sequoyah Head of School Josh Brody who will share his educational philosophy and answer your questions.

Admissions Events

for 2020-2021

These events are intended for parents and guardians, so please plan to attend without your young children, although infants-in-arms are welcome.

Reservations are required. Tours fill up quickly, so reserve your space early. 

Make your reservation by clicking on an event date.

If you would like assistance making a reservation, please contact K-8 Admissions Associate Kay Yamamoto at 626-795-4351 x219 or via email.

We look forward to your visit.

K-1 PREVIEW & TOUR – Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Designed for families interested in applying to Kindergarten or 1st grade.

Thursdays 10/24, 11/7, 1/9 9:00 –11:00 a.m.

K-8 PREVIEW & TOUR – Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Designed for families interested in applying to Kindergarten – 8th grade. 

Thursdays 11/14, 12/12
9:00 –11:00 a.m.

K-8 MEET & GREET – Kindergarten – 8th Grade

An opportunity for conversation with Sequoyah administrators, faculty, and current parents in an informal setting. Adults only.

Thursdays 11/21 & 1/16
9:00 –10:00 a.m.

Meet our Admissions Team

Email Kay or call
626-795-4351 x219
Email Patricia or call
626-441-2076 x327

The school admissions process – demystified.

At Sequoyah, we understand that the school admissions experience can feel overwhelming. Ideally, it is designed to help families and schools get to know each other so the right decisions can be made for each child. Here, we try to simplify the process so you can focus on finding the right fit for your child and your family. Follow the steps outlined below, and if you find you have questions, please contact our admissions office – we are here to help you. We look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Prospective students with a potential for success in an experientially based learning environment may be a good fit for Sequoyah, as will parents and guardians who wish to play an active, partnering role with their child’s school.

Scroll down to see our application procedure.

Application Procedure

K-12 Early Application Deadline:
December 10, 2019
K-8 Final Application Deadline:
January 15, 2020

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are accepted starting in October. Submit applications as early as possible and no later than the deadlines stated above.

For applications received by the Early Application Deadline, parents/guardians of kindergarten and first-grade applicants will have an interview with Director of Admissions Carolyn Stirling. For applications received after this date, parents/guardians will be interviewed only if space permits. Parents/Guardians of 2nd- through 8th-grade applicants are not interviewed.

See other important Key Facts and Dates below.

Please join us for an event to get acquainted. It is strongly recommended to attend a Preview and Tour event before or during the application process. See the section above for dates and information. Click on a date to make a reservation. We look forward to your visit.

The application is to be completed online by a parent/guardian and submitted to Sequoyah School with a non-refundable $100 application fee. Submit the application as early as possible, but no later than the due date. Create an applicant profile; then complete all forms and submit with the application fee.
Teacher Recommendation and Request for Student Records forms are available for download in the online application checklist. Due to Sequoyah by February 6, 2020, forms and records can be sent via email or post, and should be marked CONFIDENTIAL.

Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten and 1st-grade applicants who have applied by the early application date will be guaranteed an interview with Director of Admissions Carolyn Stirling. We will contact you to schedule a date shortly after your application is received.

To learn more about our tuition structure and Indexed Tuition process, please see our Affording Sequoyah page and attend our Indexed Tuition Workshop on January 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., on Sequoyah’s K-8 Campus, Infinity Room.

Key Admissions Facts & Dates

Applications Due K-12 Early Deadline: December 10, 2019
K-8 Final Deadline: January 15, 2020
9-12 Final Deadline: January 21, 2020
Application Fee $100, non-refundable
Current School Forms
and Records Due
February 6, 2020
Indexed Tuition Workshop January 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Sequoyah K-8 Campus, Infinity Room
Indexed Tuition
Application Deadline
February 6, 2020
Playdates for K and
1st-grade Applicants
Saturdays (by invitation) –
January 11 & 25; February 1, 8 & 22
Admissions Notifications Mailed March 6, 2020
Top Tuition
2018-2019 School Year
K-8: $28,250
9-12: $32,300


December 10, 2019


January 15, 2020

9-12 FINAL

January 21, 2020

Download these Fact Sheets:

Will Sequoyah be the right fit for my child?

We are often asked what type of students and families we believe are the right fit for our school. While each child and family who applies is considered individually and holistically, there are some basic tenets of our admissions philosophy:

  • Sequoyah offers children an experientially based learning environment and welcomes parents who wish to play an active, partnering role with the school.
  • Sequoyah is an intentionally diverse school community. We see educational value in classrooms that include a range of individual experience — race, ethnicity, sexual identity, family background, and economic circumstance. We look for families whose children will thrive in the school’s collaborative environment.
  • Our teachers challenge students to be creative, idealistic and practical, both in the classroom and out in the community. We want our students to be encouraged at home to become deeply engaged in their learning at school and beyond.

During this process, it’s important that parents and guardians explore what type of program seems to be a good fit for your child. Consider school size, structure, educational philosophy, and culture, among other personal interests. If your child has special needs that you hope the school will meet, we want you to address those with us directly so that you may learn whether or not Sequoyah will be the right place and the right long-term investment. If you share these values and goals we invite you to submit an application for your child.

Sequoyah School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or family structure in the administration of its admissions.


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