Sequoyah School

A K-12 independent school located on two campuses in Pasadena, CA

High School Campus (9-12)
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103
Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Business Office
626-795-4351 x218
640 St. John Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Elementary & Junior High Campus (K-8)
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105-3001
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Daycare & After-School Programs
Monday–Thursday 3:30–6:00 p.m.
Friday 3:15–6:00 p.m.

Our Campus

Learning Happens Here

Sequoyah High School’s campus is situated on the grounds of the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, neighboring Pacific Oaks College and the Gamble House.

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 South Pasadena Avenue. The missions of both the school and the church honor the principles of mutual respect, inclusion, and equity.

Campus Gallery

Our Space

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Sequoyah Quick Facts

Location Sequoyah School is located on two campuses in Pasadena, California; 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles
Grade Levels Elementary & Junior High (K-8);
High School (9-12)
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
Annual Magazine The Phoenix
Students of Color – 51.7%
African American – 7%
Asian American – 6%
European American/
Caucasian – 37%
Latino/Hispanic American – 13%
Middle Eastern American – 0.7%
Multiracial American – 25%
Other – 0.7%
International – 0.3%
Not Available – 10%

Indexed Tuition – 30-40% of Families
Religious Affiliation None
Uniform None
Top Tuition
K-8: $29,520
9-12: $33,760
High School Fees
Field study and activities fees (including trips, clubs, PE, sports): $2,757
Sequoyah new student fee: $1,500

School Policies that Relate to Employee Interactions with Students

The California Education Code requires schools to provide sections related to employee interactions with students in its code of conduct to parents and guardians of enrolled students on the school’s website. Employees are strictly forbidden from any fraternizing, dating and/or consensual romantic/sexual relationships (collectively referred to as “personal relationships”) with students under any circumstances.


A Sequoyah education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart and celebrates human dignity.

Meet Our K-12 Administrators & Staff

Meet Our High School Faculty


To know when and how to lead, follow and work together as
an active listener and meaningful contributor.

Careers at
Sequoyah School

A Professional Learning Community

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.

See current career opportunities here.

Head of School Search

Visit our page about Sequoyah's search for a new Head of School.

Recognition & Professional Affiliations

Awards & Accomplishments

Outstanding Recycler Award – City of Pasadena

Creative Design Award for Renovation of a Historic Property – Pasadena Beautiful

Schoolyard Habitat Program – U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service

Honor Design Award – American Institute of Architects

Memberships & Associations

National Association of Independent School (NAIS)

Independent Curriculum Group (ICG)

Progressive Educators Network (PEN)

Ashoka Changemaking School

EdLeader 21

National Capstone Consortium

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Western Association for College Admission Counseling

Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools

Mastery Transcript Consortium


 California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

habits of mind

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