Walden is a progressive independent elementary school serving 190 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 182 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,250
  • Acceptance rate: 67%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

Top Rankings

Walden 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-6
Year Founded
1970
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
182 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
55%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Walden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is for 2021-2022 school year. $750 new student fee.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
67%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Billy Christian
Admissions Associate
Nellie Yoshimura

Extracurriculars

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

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: 07/27/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 182 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,250
  • Acceptance rate: 67%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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