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


Get to know Sequoyah.

Join us for a tour.

We encourage you to join us for a two-hour, weekday 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.

Ask Kay your tour questions.

Start with Where should I park?
and go from there.

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Send your tour questions to Sequoyah Admissions Associate Kay Yamamoto, or call her at 626-795-4351, ext. 219.

Make a reservation

2018-2019 TOURS FOR GRADES K-8

Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 12/13, 1/10

Reservations are required. Tours fill up quickly, so reserve a space early. Our K-8 tours are designed for prospective parents and guardians. Please plan to attend without your young children, although infants are welcome.


Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
12/6 & 1/17

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

Make a reservation

If you need help making a reservation, please call
626-795-4351, ext. 219. Kay will assist you.

We look forward to your visit.


K-8 Campus MapCheck out our Viewbook

Did you tour Sequoyah? What did you think?


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 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 here, keeping in mind the key admissions dates. If you find yourself confused, please contact our admissions office – we are here to help you. We look forward to getting to know you and your child.


Here’s how we do it at Sequoyah.

We encourage all interested families to apply. Prospective students whose 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.


Early Application Deadline: December 17, 2018
Standard Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are accepted after October 1, 2018. Submit applications as early as possible and no later than January 11, 2019.

For application received by the Early Application Deadline, parents of Kindergarten and first-grade applicants will be guaranteed an interview with Carolyn Stirling, Admissions Director. For applications received after this date, parents will be scheduled for interviews only if space permits. Parents of second- through seventh-grade applicants are not interviewed. See other important Key Facts and Dates below.

Please join us for a tour to get acquainted. Tours are optional, but strongly recommended. See the Tour Section above for dates and information, and to make a tour reservation.

The application is to be completed 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.

All applications are accepted online at our admissions portal on the Ravenna Admit website. Here you’ll start by creating a student profile, then complete all forms and submit with the application fee.

7th-GRADE APPLICANTS: Complete the Personal Statement located at the end of the application.

You will need to submit a Teacher Recommendation Form and a Request for Student Records Form to your child’s current school. Your child’s current school must send all forms and records to Sequoyah by February 4, 2019 for admissions consideration. They can be sent via post or email and should be marked CONFIDENTIAL.

FOR KINDERGARTEN APPLICANTS: Download the 2018 Common Teacher Recommendation Form here or use the one provided in the Admissions Packet (not available on our online admissions portal). Complete the top section of the form and submit to your student’s current school.
FOR GRADE 1-7 APPLICANTS: Download the Student Evaluation Form here or access it on our admissions portal. Complete the top section of the form and submit to your student’s current school.

Download a Request for Student Records Form here or access it on our admissions portal. Complete the form and submit it to your student’s current school.

We will contact you to schedule a visit for your child shortly after your application is received. Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten and 1st-grade who have applied by the Early Application date (December 17, 2018) will be invited to meet with Director of Admissions Carolyn Stirling.

To learn more about our tuition structure and Indexed Tuition please see our Tuition & Fees Page.

Early Application Deadline:
December 17, 2018

Standard Application Deadline:
January 11, 2019

2018 Teacher Recommendation FORM

Admissions questions?

Ask Carolyn.

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Send your admissions questions to Sequoyah Admissions Director Carolyn Stirling.


Key Admissions Facts & Dates

Applications Due Early: December 17, 2018
Standard: January 11, 2019
Application Fee $100, non-refundable
Current School Forms and Records Due February 4, 2019
Indexed Tuition/SSS Workshop January 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Sequoyah K-8 Campus, Infinity Room
Indexed Tuition/SSS Form Due February 11, 2019
Admissions Playdates for K and 1st-grade applicants Saturdays – 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/23
School Visits for 2nd- through 7th-grade applicants February 9, 2019
Admissions notifications mailed March 8, 2018
Top Tuition 2018-2019 School Year $27,030

Early Applications Due:
December 17, 2018

Standard Applications Due:
January 11, 2019

If you choose not to apply online you may download all necessary forms, complete them, and mail to:
Sequoyah School Admissions Office
535 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena CA 91105


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, 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 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.


To seek, honor and reflect on multiple viewpoints in order to broaden understanding and solve problems