The Gooden School

  • The Gooden School offers a firm educational foundation, using both traditional and progressive approaches.
  • Our nurturing community allows students opportunities to grow in body, mind and spirit, to gain confidence and to discover their unique gifts.
  • We value diversity and promote character development and responsibility within a framework of Episcopal values.
  • We foster a life-long commitment to learning, to compassion and to service by emphasizing respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the world.
  • At Gooden, we believe that all students possess gifts which are manifested in many ways throughout their years at Gooden.
  • These gifts may be discovered or enhanced through academic excellence, musical, artistic or dramatic ability or through sports endeavors. It is a primary objective of faculty and staff to provide avenues that will allow all students to discover their gifts - those personal traits that make each member of our school community unique.
  • Also, we believe in the education of the whole child by providing a rich, balanced program that allows for a variety of learning styles.
  • A learning environment that is varied and creative involves all students and invites them to participate actively, learning to relate their classroom experiences to their personal lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1975
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Noteshttp://www.goodensummerschool.org/
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students175 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Gooden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Students wear uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Tuition Noteshttps://www.goodenschool.org/admissions/tuitionandfees.cfm
Admissions DirectorTricia Xavier

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Drama, Instrumental Music, Speech and Debate, STEAM, Studio Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Foothill Sports League

School Notes

  • https://www.goodenschool.org/admissions/whygooden.cfm

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We are in our fifth year at Gooden now and couldn't be happier that our boys are part of this tight-knit community in Sierra Madre. The children at Gooden are surrounded by amazing teachers and staff providing a well-rounded education that prepares them for the best high schools in the Pasadena area. Students receive individualized guidance owing to the small class sizes. Music, art, PE, technology, Spanish, and Latin (5-8) are exceptional. Parent volunteering is not required, but believe me you'll want to spend time there contributing knowing that your children are part of something truly special and that you are giving them something that will be with them the rest of their lives.
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My two children have been attending The Gooden School for seven years. The Gooden is best at teaching character traits such as care and empathy. Love the school. Love the teachers. My kids are doing well. The school provides a nurturing environment that has a great music, art and physical education program as well. Kids who graduate from the Gooden are well rounded and obtain a balanced education. Focus is on the individual as a person first.
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