Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to The Waverly School! We are a progres­sive school serving students and their fami­lies from preschool through 12th grade. Estab­lished in 1993, Waverly fosters life­long learn­ing in a child-centered and intel­lec­tu­ally chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment. As you journey through our website, you’ll discover our three campuses, excep­tional faculty, thought­ful programs, and expressive students.

Waverly is diverse and cultur­ally rich; our fami­lies live in many Los Angeles area neigh­bor­hoods. Some students start as four year olds and stay through high school grad­u­a­tion; others trans­fer in at various ages from schools, small and large, public and private. As head of school, it is my plea­sure to get to know our students, their fami­lies, and the many contri­bu­tions they make to the life of the school. A student once said in her admis­sions inter­view, I want to go to a school that will be differ­ent because I am there.” Waverly is a school where each student’s pres­ence makes a differ­ence. Here, students don’t just attend school; they help to create it.

This website is your first stop in learn­ing about Waverly and its progres­sive tradi­tions and peda­gogy, but by no means should it be your last. Please plan to attend a tour and get to know us in person. I look forward to meeting you. 

—Heidi Johnson

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