OUR MISSION

A Sequoyah School education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart and celebrates human dignity.

Sequoyah School

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K-8 MAP & DIRECTIONS

K-8 CAMPUS MAP

Elementary and Junior High Campus (K-8)
626 795 4351
Fax 626 795 8773
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105-3001
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
K-8 Admissions

Business Office
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640 St. John Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Daycare & After-School Programs
626 243 0404
Monday–Thursday 3:30–6:00 p.m.
Friday 3:15–6:00 p.m.

High School Campus (9-12)
626 441 2076
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103
High School Website
High School Admissions

Betty has answers.

Call or email Sequoyah School Secretary Betty Chavez with general (non-admissions) questions.

. . .

Betty has her finger on the pulse of Sequoyah School; and she has a bandage for any finger with a boo-boo, as well.

EMAIL BETTY

Sequoyah Quick Facts

Location Sequoyah School is located on two campuses in Pasadena, California; 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles
Grade Levels Elementary & Junior High (K-8)
Entry age – 5 years old by September 1

High School (9-12)

Heritage Sequoyah School was founded in 1958. The name of the school reflects the love of books and reading that inspires lifelong learning.
Logo Sequoyah School’s logo was inspired by a Cherokee symbol. We chose the open hand for its confident illustration of Sequoyah’s hands-on approach to education.
Sports Team Mascot The Gryphon

After-School Sports Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Mountain Biking
After-School Enrichment Activities Sequoyah’s enrichment program offers students opportunities to follow their interests and build their skills in focused, small-group classes. A variety of subjects are offered such as chess, capoeira, woodworking, music, movie making, and debate team, to name a few.
K-8 Daycare K-8 campus opens at 7:30 a.m.
Before-school care is provided from 7:30 a.m. until classes start. After-school care is provided from 30 minutes after classes end until 6:00 p.m.
Diversity Students of Color – 51.7%

African American – 7%
Asian American – 6%
European American/
Caucasian – 37%
Latino/Hispanic
American – 13%
Middle Eastern
American – 0.7%
Multiracial American – 25%
Other – 0.7%
International – 0.3%
Not Available – 10%

Indexed Tuition – 30-40% of Families

Religious Affiliation None
Uniform None
Top Tuition for 2016-2017 K-8: $24,115
High School: $27,500
K-8 Parent Participation Requirements Two-parent Families –
20 hours/year
One-parent Families –
10 hours/year

Why is our school named Sequoyah?

Learn more.

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Find out about the distinguished Cherokee leader, Sequoyah, who inspired the name of our school

READ ABOUT SEQUOYAH

Accreditations and Associations

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

National Association of Independent School (NAIS)

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

Independent Curriculum Group (ICG)

Progressive Educators Network (PEN)

Ashoka Changemaking School

EdLeader 21

Awards and Accomplishments

Outstanding Recycler Award – City of Pasadena

Creative Design Award for Renovation of a Historic Property – Pasadena Beautiful

Schoolyard Habitat Program – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Honor Design Award – American Institute of Architects

Meet Our Faculty & Staff


Administration

  • sequoyah-school-josh-brody-director
    Josh Brody
    Head of School
  • sequoyah-school-azizi-wiliams-admissions-director
    Azizi Williams
    Assistant Head of School
  • sequoyah-school-marc-alongi-director-high-school
    Marc Alongi
    High School Director
  • sequoyah-school-emily-singer-curriculum-director
    Emily Singer
    Director of Curriculum and Student Support
  • sequoyah-school-james-cooper-accountant
    James Cooper
    Business Manager
  • sequoyah-school-rose-wang-business-office
    Rose Wang
    Staff Accountant
  • sequoyah-school-elena-phleger-development-communications
    Elena Phleger
    Director of Development
    and Communications
  • sequoyah-school-kay-yamamoto-admissions
    Kay Yamamoto
    Development and
    Admissions Associate
  • sequoyah-school-eileen-lee-development
    Eileen Lee
    Development
    Associate
  • sequoyah-school-kelsey-wetmore-daycare-director
    Kelsey Wetmore
    Daycare Director
    & Sports Coordinator
  • sequoyah-school-jean-phillipe-fontaine-technology
    Jean-Philippe Fontaine
    Director of
    Technology
  • sequoyah-school-sal-lagunas-facilities-director
    Sal Lagunas
    Director of Operations
    and Facilities
  • sequoyah-school-dennis-escobedo-administrative-assistant
    Dennis Escobedo
    Administrative
    Assistant
  • sequoyah-school-betty-chavez-secretary>
    Betty Chavez
    School
    Secretary
  • sequoyah-school-patricia-han-associate-high-school
    Patricia Han
    High School
    Administrative Assistant

Faculty

  • sequoyah-school-jennie-halzell-bamboo-teacher
    Jenny Hazell
    Bamboo Forest
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-alex-gaffney-bamboo-teacher
    Alex Gaffney
    Bamboo Forest
    Associate Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-lauren-arroyo-pond-teacher
    Lauren Arroyo
    Pond
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-erin-bates-pond-teacher
    Erin Bates
    Pond
    Associate Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-renee-brody-backyard-teacher
    Renee Brody
    Backyard
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-christophe-boullonois-backyard-teacher
    Christophe Boullonnois
    Backyard
    Associate Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-jeff-radt-nest-teacher
    Jeff Radt
    Nest
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-dyane-wilson-nest-teacher
    Dyane Wilson
    Nest
    Associate Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-kim-diazi-treehouse-teacher
    Kim Diaz
    Treehouse
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-joey-concialdi-treehouse-teacher
    Joey Concialdi
    Treehouse
    Associate Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-peter-romano-egrets-perch-teacher
    Peter Romano
    Egrets’ Perch
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-shari-majumder-egrets-perch-teacher
    Shari Majumder
    Egrets’ Perch
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-cynthia-lee-over-there-teacher
    Cynthia Lee
    Over There
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-art-phiffer-out-back-teacher
    Drew Gagné
    Out Back
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-chandy-shair-sutedent-resource-teacher
    Chad Robertson
    Over There & Out Back
    Math Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-kristen-moore-junior-high-teacher
    Kristen Moore
    Junior High
    Lead Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-catherine-tung-math-teacher
    Catherine Tung
    Junior High
    Math Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-chris-colthart-history-teacher
    Chris Colthart
    Junior High
    History Specialist

Specialists

  • sequoyah-school-Anais-Plasketes-human-development-teacher
    Anais Plasketes
    Human Development
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-roxana-castro-spanish-specialist
    Roxana Castro
    Spanish Language
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-dornel-cerro-library
    Dornel Cerro
    Head
    Librarian
  • sequoyah-school-bob-cesario-teacher
    Bob Cesario
    Theatre
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-janet-chunn-social-emotional-teacher
    Janet Chunn
    Social Emotional
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-gabe-dahl-resource-teacher
    Gabe Dahl
    Physical Education Specialist,
    Student Resource Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-leila-gonzales-science-teacher
    Leila Gonzalez
    Science
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-nil-erik-hilliard-camping-teacher
    Nils-Erik Hilliard
    Camping Support
    Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-ann-liashkov-resource-teacher
    Ann Liashkov
    Student Resource
    Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-mardy-mardiros-library
    Mardiros Maadenjian
    Assistant
    Librarian
  • sequoyah-school-jill-mcarthur-garden-teacher
    Jill McArthur
    Garden
    Coordinator
  • sequoyah-school-ron-mcbain-music-teacher
    Ron McBain
    Music
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-ben-moran-teacher
    Ben Moran
    Physical Education
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-adelaide-nalley-camping-director
    Adelaide Nalley
    Director of
    Field Studies
  • sequoyah-school-laurie-nye-art-teacher
    Laurie Nye
    Visual Arts
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-dorinda-petersen-spanish-teacher
    Dorinda Peterson
    Spanish Language
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-chandy-shair-sutedent-resource-teacher
    Chandy Shair
    Student Resource
    Teacher
  • sequoyah-school-susie-tanner-drama-teacher
    Susie Tanner
    Theatre
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-erin-trefry-art-teacher
    Erin Trefry
    Visual Arts
    Specialist
  • sequoyah-school-donna-youngstrom-science-teacher
    Donna Youngstrom
    Science
    Specialist

Daycare & After-School Programs Staff

  • sequoyah-school-kelsey-wetmore-daycare-director
    Kelsey Wetmore
    Daycare Director
    & Sports Coordinator
  • sequoyah-school-Jasmine-Amabile-daycare
    Jasmine Amabile
    Daycare
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-salome-crespo-daycare
    Salome Crespo
    Daycare
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-yoel-dejesus-daycare
    Yoel DeJesus
    Daycare
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-joel-drake-daycare
    Joel Drake
    Daycare
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-jessica-gonzalez-rodriguez-daycare
    Jessica
    Gonzales-Rodriguez

    Daycare Staff
  • sequoyah-school-kito-paul-daycare
    Kito Paul
    Daycare
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-beatriz-rodriguez-lagunas-daycare
    Beatriz
    Rodriguez-Lagunas

    Daycare Staff
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    Erik Grise
    Lunch
    Staff

Operations & Facilities Staff

  • sequoyah-school-sal-lagunas-facilities-director
    Sal Lagunas
    Director of Operations
    and Facilities
  • sequoyah-school-laura-dimas-facilities
    Laura Dimas
    Facilities
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-roberto-dimas-facilities
    Roberto Dimas
    Facilities
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-rudy-lara-facilities
    Rudy Lara
    Facilities
    Staff
  • sequoyah-school-carlos-madrid-facilities
    Carlos Madrid
    Facilities
    Staff

The Sequoyah School
2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Michael Barak, President
Susan North, Vice President
Stacey Mann, Secretary
Lorin Knell, Treasurer

Robert Abad
Josh Brody
Elizabeth Camacho
Rachel Countryman
Laura Dahl
Helga Eike
Patrick Ferry
Jennifer Frank
Laura Gabbert
Laura Gowen

Dorrie LaMarr
Ann Liashkov
Gwen Owens
Debbie Reed
Neil Stevens
John Underkoffler
Brian Wilson
Luke Wood
Joyce Ybarra

STEWARDSHIP

To take care of people, take care of things, take care of the environment, and seek to make the community a better place for all