Quick Facts

  • Fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Awarded the National Blue Ribbon by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Awarded the Green Ribbon by greenribbonschools.org for work in environmental education.

  • Recognized by the California State Senate, the California Assembly, and the Pasadena City Council.

  • Highly qualified faculty of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.

  • Selected by Nickelodeon as the winner of its Big Help competition.

  • Lower School Nature Playground was certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

  • Featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Pasadena Star News, the Pasadena Sun, and on KTLA News.

  • Emphasis on the foundation elements of learning (reading, writing, and mathematics) and the use of supplemental tools to address different types and levels of learners (Accelerated Reading and Math programs)

  • Alignment with the California State Framework and use of textbooks correlated to this curriculum

  • A religious studies curriculum and philosophy which emphasizes the values of compassion and respect for all humanity and includes a comparative religion component involving visits to and activities with other religious institutions (Skirball Cultural Center, Wilshire Temple) or schools (Weizmann School and St, Mark’s School)

  • A character education program that teaches universal values through critical thinking and daily application.

  • Extensive use of technology in the classroom and by faculty and administration in teaching and school matters.

  • Finalists and winners at the LA County Science Fair every year since its first entry in 2003.

  • A civics program that fosters responsibility and citizenship and culminates in an eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. through the Close-Up Foundation.

  • Continuous faculty professional development provided through regular in-services and outside workshops.

  • Presentations by our Arabic Language Faculty at several national foreign language conferences (ACTFL and NCOLCTL) and participation in the development of national foreign language standards through George Washington University.

  • Models of Unity Award given by the Pasadena Human Relations Commission for the school’s participation and leadership in interfaith activities

  • Valley Interfaith Council Music Director of the Year awarded to the school’s Performing Arts Club Director

  • Community service emphasis through students volunteering at local public schools, performing at convalescent homes, collecting canned food for the local homeless shelter, fund rising for national and international causes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and organizing community activities such as parent education workshops, Echo Fair, and Red Cross blood drives.


  • Year Founded: 1984
  • Number of Buildings: 4


  • Number of Students: 206
  • Number of Families: 131
  • Ethnic Diversity: 98%
  • Average Class Sizes:
  • PS-PK: 19
  • K-4: 22
  • 5-8: 17
Faculty & Staff
  • Number of Faculty & Staff:   23 full-time,  10 part-time
  • Core teachers with credential or advanced degree: 80%


  • Preschool & Elementary: $12,205
  • Middle School: $12,487
  • Students with Financial Aid: 25%
  • CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools
  • WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges


  • U.S. Department of Education Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School.
  • Awarded the Green Ribbon by greenribbonschools.org for work in environmental education.
  • Recognized by the California State Senate, the California Assembly, and the Pasadena City Council.
Matriculation (past 5 years)
  • Alverno High School           
  • Flintridge Preparatory School
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • Mayfield Senior School
  • Polytechnic School
  • St. Francis School
  • Webb School
  • Westridge School

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