Sequoyah School is a coeducational kindergarten through 12th grade independent day school in Pasadena, where students thrive in an inclusive, diverse community supported by a progressive approach to learning. Offering a college-preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential environment, Sequoyah is a school where students are appreciated for their individuality of thought, experience and expression.
At Sequoyah School, each child is known. The interaction between teacher and student is as important as the subject matter, reflected in a low student-teacher ratio and a developmentally appropriate program that intertwines social and emotional learning with academic progress. Teachers at Sequoyah possess the expertise to develop curriculum and apply strategies that foster critical and creative thinking, problem solving, inquiry and application.
Highlighting a place-based approach, Sequoyah utilizes the surrounding community as the context for teaching and learning. Education is regarded as the preparation for active citizenship while reinforcing the skills for continued scholarship. On field trips and camping trips at each grade level, students are immersed in local heritage, culture, and landscape. An emphasis on social justice and the application of knowledge and skills to contemporary issues extend from kindergarten to high school.
Sequoyah welcomes families who wish to play an active, partnering role with the school and whose children will thrive in a collaborative environment. The school is an intentionally diverse community whose classrooms include a range of individual experience including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, family background and makeup, and economic circumstance.
A Sequoyah School education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart and celebrates human dignity.
Interim Head of School: Mike McGill
K-8 Campus: 535 S. Pasadena Ave.
High School Campus: 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd.