The Waverly School

Based on the findings of Jena Piaget and the teachings of John Dewey, Waverly's educational progressive and developmental philosophy asserts that students learn best when they are actively involved in their education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 354 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

The Waverly School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1993

Student Body

Total Students
354 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Waverly School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Tuition Notes
Please visit the school's web site at www.thewaverlyschool.org for updated tuition information.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions Director
Jennifer Dakan
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Waverly School's ranking?
The Waverly School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Waverly School?
The application deadline for The Waverly School is Feb. 1.

School Reviews

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I didn't think it possible for middle and high school years to be as calm & joyful as our experience at Waverly -though fair warning: if you want your MS & HS students to have 3-4 hours of daily homework, Waverly is not the right school for you!-Small class sizes-Progressive learning (-not endless tests and excessive homework!!) -Teachers who know your kids and what they need - adapting their workload to push them at the right pace and depth of learning -Supportive engaging sports program (-not intensely competitive & exclusive)-12th graders who voluntarily hang out with 9th & 10th graders -Head of School in 2nd year making thoughtful changes-$4M donation led to buying building next door -Strong tuition assistance program-Organic farm for education and future first daughter joined in 6th grade and enjoyed it so much our other two daughters joined the next year. We are in our 3rd year at Waverly and love the teachers, administrators, students & families in this community.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 354 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $21,294 for elementary schools and $36,036 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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