Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Waverly located?

Waverly has three sepa­rate campuses and a one-acre organic farm within walking distance of each other in Pasadena, Cali­for­nia, 91105. Our campuses are conve­niently located near the 210 and 134 free­ways and are in walking distance from the Metro L (Gold) Line Del Mar station. 

Elemen­tary Campus (preschool‑6) & Busi­ness Office
67 W. Belle­vue Drive
(between Fair Oaks and Pasadena Avenues)

Middle School Campus (Grades 7 and 8)
120 Waverly Drive

High School Campus (Grades 9 – 12)
108 Waverly Drive

The Waverly Farm
665 South Pasadena Avenue

What is progressive education?

Though educa­tors have been chal­lenged in agree­ing upon a single defi­n­i­tion for progres­sive educa­tion, The Progres­sive Educa­tion Network (PEN) consen­sus builds around defin­ing prin­ci­ples which are embraced at The Waverly School at all levels.

What kind of a school is Waverly?

The Waverly School is a small, non-sectar­ian, coed­u­ca­tional, college prep, and devel­op­men­tal school serving grades Preschool through 12.

How many students are at Waverly?

Elemen­tary School – 180
Middle School – 60
High School – 120

Is the Waverly community diverse?

On average, 42% of our fami­lies iden­tify as fami­lies of color. As an essen­tial compo­nent of real­iz­ing its mission, Waverly fosters an envi­ron­ment in which indi­vid­ual differ­ences of race, ethnic­ity, biolog­i­cal sex, gender iden­tity, sexual orien­ta­tion, socioe­co­nomic circum­stance, national origin, immi­gra­tion status, ability and disabil­ity, phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, reli­gious belief, and all aspects of iden­tity are acknowl­edged and cele­brated. For addi­tional infor­ma­tion about our objec­tives for equity and diver­sity, please see our mission state­ment.

Waverly is a member of The Alliance, POCIS, and A Better Chance.

What is the average class size?

Preschool has a maximum of 17 students with a preschool direc­tor and two full time teachers.

Kinder­garten-6th grades have 24 students and two full time teachers.

Middle School classes have 15 students per academic class.

High School classes have 15 students per academic class.

What are the school hours?

Elemen­tary School
Preschool through Grade 2: 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Grades 3 through 6: 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Middle School
Grades 7 and 8: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Friday dismissal 2:30 p.m.)

High School
Grades 9 – 12: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Friday dismissal 2:30 p.m.)

Parent Partic­i­pa­tion

Waverly’s growth and success is due in large part to the generos­ity and active partic­i­pa­tion of our parents/​guardians. Each family is respon­si­ble to work 30 hours for the school each year. More infor­ma­tion about specific events are avail­able when you tour.

How much is tuition at Waverly?

Please click here for updated tuition.

Does Waverly offer tuition assis­tance and how does it work?

Currently, 40% of our student body are on a Flex­i­ble Tuition plan. Click here for more infor­ma­tion about this process.

Does Waverly have after school care?

Waverly runs an after­school program from dismissal until 6:00 p.m., offer­ing sports, games, art, and many other activ­i­ties. Waverly faculty also teach a variety of after school enrich­ment classes through­out the school year. Our preschool after­school program is run by the preschool team. Early morning drop-off for elemen­tary through middle school is at 7:30 a.m. at the elementary campus.

Does Waverly have sports teams?

Students in grades 5 through 12 may partic­i­pate on Waverly sports teams. Waverly competes in a league with other schools that are a similar size. Sports offered each year include boys’ and girls’ flag foot­ball, boys’ and girls’ volley­ball, and boys’ and girls’ basketball.

Does Waverly admit international students?

At this time, The Waverly School is not able to offer, process, or assist in the procure­ment of student visas (I‑20). Appli­cants must be able to provide proof of visa or other docu­men­ta­tion demon­strat­ing ability to attend non-public school in the United States before an appli­ca­tion can be processed.