Waverly At-A-Glance

Waverly is a nonsec­tar­ian, coed­u­ca­tional, college prepara­tory, progres­sive day school that spans preschool through high school.

  • Waverly opened in 1993 as a school where chil­dren from preschool through 8th grade could grow and explore the joys of child­hood learn­ing. The high school was launched in 1997, offer­ing a curricu­lum approved by the Univer­sity of Cali­for­nia and designed to chal­lenge curious adoles­cents and prepare them for college and well beyond.
  • The Waverly School is fully accred­ited by the Western Asso­ci­a­tion of Schools and Colleges and the Cali­for­nia Asso­ci­a­tion of Inde­pen­dent Schools and is a member of The Alliance, POCIS, and A Better Chance.
  • Waverly has three sepa­rate campuses and a one-acre organic farm within walking distance in Pasadena, Cali­for­nia. Our school is conve­niently situ­ated off the 210 and 134 free­ways.
    Elemen­tary campus/​business office – 67 W. Bellevue Drive
    Middle school campus – 120 Waverly Drive
    High school campus – 108 Waverly Drive
    Waverly farm – 665 South Pasadena Avenue
  • The school is in walking distance from the Metro L (Gold) Line Del Mar station. 
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  • Student /​teacher ratio:
    Preschool: 6:1
    Elemen­tary school: 12:1
    Middle school: 11:1
    High school: 11:1
  • School Hours:
    Preschool: 8:45 am — 2:45 pm
    Kinder­garten — 6th: 8:45 am — 3:00 pm
    7th — 8th: 8:30 am — 3:00 pm
    9th — 12th: 8:30 am — 3:15 pm
    Middle and high school students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.
    Before and after school care is avail­able for preschool through 8th grade.
  • Faculty:
    Elemen­tary school: 8 lead teach­ers, 8 asso­ciates, 6 special­ists
    Middle school: 5 core teach­ers, 6 special­ists
    High school: 12 core teach­ers, 3 specialists
  • Summer Program:
    Waverly hosts a summer arts camp for elemen­tary students and offers a compre­hen­sive selec­tion of enrich­ment and acad­e­mic classes for middle and high school students.
  • Flex­i­ble Tuition:
    34% of Waverly’s students are on a flex­i­ble tuition plan.
  • Ethnic Diver­sity:
    42% of our fami­lies iden­tify as fami­lies of color.