Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107-0911
Tel: (626)792-6166
Grades: PK-6 | 214 students
Walden is a progressive independent elementary school serving 225 students Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grades.
CAIS, WASC accredited.
Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools, The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs and The Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 214 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Walden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,880
Tuition Notes Tuition is for 2015-2016 school year. $500 new student fee.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sarah Lougheed-Gill
Admissions Associate Ludia Chae-Zerrudo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Fulltime Co-Curricular Specialty Teachers in Art, Library, Music, PE, Science & Technology, Spanish, Storytelling, and Dance Library, Music, PE, Spanish, Storytelling, and Dance, Fulltime Co-Curricular Specialty Teachers in Art,
Science & Technology,

School Notes:

  • Our Mission
  • At Walden School, we nurture a child's natural wonder and personal dignity. We provide a personalized, developmentally appropriate program that encourages responsibility, initiative, child-led inquiry, ethical behavior, and excellence. We promote positive conflict-resolution skills, understanding and creativity in problem-solving. Children learn academic skills and concepts through experience and Socratic discussion, as well as through direct instruction and practice. We teach children to value and respect diversity. We strive, therefore, to lay the foundation for wisdom, to encourage the spirit of Renaissance learning, and to teach that we all have stewardship for the world in which we live.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rosemary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pasadena Towne & Country School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pasadena Towne & Country School (0.4 miles away)
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