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

Sequoyah School

A K-12 independent school located on two campuses in Pasadena, CA

Elementary & Junior High Campus (K-8)
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.

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

High School Campus (9-12)
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103
Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Business Office
626-795-4351 x218
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.

Meet our Office Team

Email Betty or call 626-795-4351 with general (non-admissions) questions.

Email Carole or call
626-441-2076 x327

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, Cross Country, Squash, Archery, Swimming & Diving, Tennis
After-School Enrichment Program 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, cooking, yoga, woodworking, music, movie making, robotics, 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 K-12 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 2018-2019 K-8: $28,250
9-12: $32,300
K-8 Parent Participation Requirements Two-parent Families – 20 hours/year One-parent Families – 10 hours/year
Annual Magazine The Phoenix

School Policies that Relate to Employee Interactions with Students

The California Education Code requires schools to provide sections related to employee interactions with students in its code of conduct to parents and guardians of enrolled students on the school’s website. Employees are strictly forbidden from any fraternizing, dating and/or consensual romantic/sexual relationships (collectively referred to as “personal relationships”) with students under any circumstances.

Introducing Sequoyah's

New Head of School

Meet Our K-12 Administrators & Staff

Meet Our K-12 Operations & Facilities Staff


Awards & 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

Memberships & Associations

National Association of Independent School (NAIS)

Independent Curriculum Group (ICG)

Progressive Educators Network (PEN)

Ashoka Changemaking School

EdLeader 21

National Capstone Consortium

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Western Association for College Admission Counseling

Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools

Mastery Transcript Consortium


 California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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