Sequoyah High SchoolOUR CAMPUS

Sequoyah High School’s campus is situated on the grounds of the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church at 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard.

Designed by Pasadena architect Doug Ewing, the classroom buildings complement the neighborhood’s craftsman homes, and the extensive surrounding gardens. Within a block of campus, a walking path leads down to the playing fields, tennis courts and Rose Bowl Aquatic Center located at Brookside Park in the Arroyo Seco.

Although they are entirely separate institutions, Sequoyah and the Neighborhood Church share a unique history. Sequoyah’s elementary and junior high school campus is located on the former grounds of the Neighborhood Church at 535 S Pasadena Avenue. The missions of both the school and the church honor the principles of mutual respect, inclusion and equity.

Please schedule a visit with us to learn more. Parking is restricted and no parking is allowed on residential streets.

Sequoyah High SchoolOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

Mark Alongi
Marc Alongi
High School Director
Sequoyah School
Josh Brody
Josh Brody
Director
Sequoyah School
Ronnie Bryan
Ronnie Bryan
Faculty
Math/Science
Ian Chang
Ian Chang
Faculty
Humanities
Ben Ede
Ben Ede
Faculty
Music
Patricia Han
Patricia Han
Admissions Associate
High School
Laura Haney
Laura Haney
Faculty
Science
Elsa von Heydenreich
Elsa von Heydenreich
Director of
College Counseling
Alia Kate
Alia Kate
Director of Social Innovation and Field Studies
Adelaide Nalley
Adelaide Nalley
Curriculum Advisor
Field Studies
Elena Phleger
Elena Phleger
Director of Development
& Communications
Nikki Pressley
Nikki Pressley
Faculty
Visual Arts
Arden Thomas
Arden Thomas
Faculty
Performing Arts
Menelik Tafari
Menelik Tafari
Faculty
Spanish
james
James Cooper
Business Manager
Sequoyah School
Azizi Williams
Azizi Williams
Assistant Director
Sequoyah School

Careers at Sequoyah High SchoolA PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

We seek individuals who are passionate about teaching in a project-based, student-centered environment. The teachers we hire will be innovative and creative, able to develop curriculum and respond to the needs of the students.

Sequoyah School has a rich history of racial, cultural and economic diversity.

We are seeking candidates who are:

  • passionate about problem-based, student-centered learning
  • experienced or interested in changemaking and service-learning
  • interested in the collaborative work of faculty, including curriculum planning
  • able to demonstrate mastery in content area

We are actively recruiting candidates for all subject areas for the 2018-2019 school year. Please send your resume to
hsrecruitment@sequoyahschool.org

Sequoyah at a GlanceSEQUOYAH K-12 QUICK FACTS

Sequoyah Gryphons

  • Location Sequoyah School is located on two campuses in Pasadena, California; 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles
  • Grade Levels Elementary and Junior High (K-8)
    Entry age – 5 years old by September 1
    High School (9-12) – Opened with 9th and 10th graders September 2016
  • 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
  • Diversity Students of Color – 53%
    • African American – 6.8%
    • Asian American – 5.6%
    • European American/Caucasian – 41%
    • Latino/Hispanic American – 12.9%
    • Multiracial American – 27%
    • Native American – 0%
    • Pacific Islander – 0%
    • Middle Eastern American – .8%
    • Not Available – 6%

    Indexed Tuition – 30-40% of Families

  • Religious Affiliation None
  • Uniform None
  • Daycare Before/After-school care for Elementary and Junior High students School grounds are open at 7:30 a.m., and supervision is provided from 7:30 until class-time.
  • High School Tuition
    2016-2017
    Top Tuition: $27,500
  • High School Fees for 2016-2017 Field study and activities fees (including trips, clubs, PE, sports): $2,000
    Sequoyah new student fee: $1,000