Quick Facts


  • Year Founded: 1984
  • Lower School Campus: PS-4
  • Middle School Campus: 5-8


  • Number of Students: 205
  • Number of Families: 125
  • Ethnic Diversity: 98%
  • Average Teacher : Student Ratio:
    • PS-PK: 1:12
    • K-2: 1:12
    • 3 & 4: 1:16
    • 5-8: 1:17

Faculty & Staff

  • Number of Faculty & Staff: 19 full-time, 5 part-time, 5 Administrators, 9 Support Staff/Specialists
  • Core teachers with credential or advanced degree: 80%
  • Staff Directory

Curriculum Standards

  • PS-8: Arabic & Islamic Studies – BIAE
  • K-8: English Languages. Arts – Common Core
  • K-8: Science – NGSS Aligned
  • K-8: Social Studies – CA Framework



  • 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

More Quick Facts

  • Highly qualified faculty of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  • Selected by Nickelodeon as the winner of its Big Help competition.
  • Lower School Nature Playground and the Peace Garden are certified as a wildlife habitats by the National Wildlife Federation.
  • Featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Pasadena Star News, the Pasadena Sun, and on KTLA News.
  • Finalists and winners at the LA County Science & Engineering Fair every year since the school’s first entry in 2003.
  • Debate students recognized with Speaker and Team Awards each year in the Rancho California Debate League (two first place speakers awards back-to-back years).
  • 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.