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 or attend an Open House to learn more.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 or Saturday, January 6, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is restricted and no parking is allowed on residential streets.

Download Campus Parking Map

Sequoyah High SchoolADMINISTRATION

Mark Alongi
Marc Alongi
High School Director
Josh Brody
Josh Brody
Head of School
Azizi Williams
Azizi Williams
Assistant Director
Emily Singer
Emily Singer
Director of Curriculum
and Student Support
james
James Cooper
Business Manager
Elena Phleger
Elena Phleger
Director of Development
& Communications
Sal Lagunas
Sal Lagunas
Director of
Operations
Brian Eagen
Brian Eagen
Director of Field Studies
Jean-Philippe Fontaine
Jean-Philippe Fontaine
Director of Technology
Dornel Cerro
Dornel Cerro
Head Librarian
Justin Tagawa
Justin Tagawa
K-12 Athletic Director
RJ Sakai
RJ Sakai
Director of Social Innovation
Elsa von Heydenreich
Elsa von Heydenreich
Director of
College Counseling
Carolina Arango
Carolina Arango
K-12 Student Support Coordinator
Lee Michael Krieger
Lee Michael Krieger
K-12 Field Studies Specialist
Kay Yamamoto
Kay Yamamoto
K-12 Development
Associate
Eileen Lee
Eileen Lee
K-12 Development
Associate
Patricia Han
Patricia Han
High School
Admissions Associate
Debbie Deems
Debbie Deems
High School
Administrative Assistant

Sequoyah High SchoolFACULTY

Ronnie Bryan
Ronnie Bryan
Mathematics & Science
Melinda Wilder
Melinda Wilder
Mathematics
Laura Haney
Laura Haney
Science
Justin Thompson
Justin Thompson
Chemistry
Ian Chang
Ian Chang
Humanities
Sean Hamidi
Sean Hamidi
Humanities
Julian Petri
Julian Petri
Humanities
Marisol Perez
Marisol Perez
Spanish
Ilan Vaisman
Ilan Vaisman
Spanish
Peter Wallis
Peter Wallis
Visual Arts
Ben Ede
Ben Ede
Music
Arden Thomas
Arden Thomas
Performing Arts
Anais Plasketes
Anais Plasketes
Learning Specialist
Liza Khachatryan
Liza Khachatryan
K-12 Technology
Support Specialist

Careers at Sequoyah SchoolA PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

See current career opportunities below.

We seek individuals who are passionate, innovative and creative, able to develop curriculum, and responsive to students’ needs.

We are seeking candidates who are:

  • passionate about problem-based, student-centered learning
  • experienced or interested in changemaking and service-learning
  • experienced or interested in faculty collaboration, including curriculum planning
  • able to demonstrate mastery in their subject area

Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.

JOB LISTINGS

We are actively recruiting teaching candidates for faculty positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Please email a completed application along with your resume. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

Download Application for Faculty Positions

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

High School Faculty

Full-time positions, starting 2018-2019 school year

  • Teach two sections of subject courses
  • Act as an advisor to a group of students providing academic coaching; lessons on diversity and inclusion; intra- and inter-personal skill development; and team building
  • Facilitate a Social Innovation Program team
  • Sponsor a student club
  • Supervise/Coach an after-school activity or sport
  • Support field studies and camping trips

K-12 Administrative Positions

Full-time positions, starting 2018-2019 school year

Learn more on our K-8 website.

K-8 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions

Part-time positions, starting immediately

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: $1,500