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Since 1975, The Gooden School has dedicated itself to fostering a nurturing student-centered environment within a supportive, caring community.
We believe high-quality education must be engaging, individualized, and inspiring.
We value curiosity. We celebrate differences. We pride ourselves on our commitment to others.
A Gooden graduate is a student of the world with a strong moral compass guiding them towards fulfilling and bright futures.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 195 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,874
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1975
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
http://www.goodensummerschool.org/
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
195 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Gooden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
20 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Students wear uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
https://www.goodenschool.org/admissions/tuitionandfees.cfm
Admissions Director
Tricia Xavier

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

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
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 195 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,874
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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