A Community of Learners.

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

Who We Are

Sequoyah School is an independent, progressive K-12 day school located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1958, the school is committed to an education that “challenges the mind, nurtures the heart, and celebrates human dignity.” Through Sequoyah’s project-based curriculum, language arts, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, science, visual and performing arts are all taught as related subjects in the elementary and junior high program. Teachers guide students to be able to work independently and collaboratively, and to make inspired connections between one discipline and another.

Sequoyah’s high school students are challenged to apply their knowledge and skills in advanced college preparatory coursework and an interdisciplinary social innovation program (SIP) emphasizing global perspectives and cultural competency.

The school is named after the Cherokee leader and silversmith who invented an alphabet for his native language. The Sequoyah community honors and reflects the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of Southern California. 

Sequoyah is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

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Fast Facts

Grades: K-12
Total Enrollment: 380
Religious Affiliation: None
Student Population: Coed
Founded: 1958


Sequoyah School (K-8 campus)
535 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

Sequoyah School (9-12 campus)
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103