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
Is Waverly accredited?
Yes, Waverly is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools.
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 three full-time teachers.
Kindergarten-6th grades have 25 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?
Preschool: 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Kindergarten through 6th-Grade: 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Grades 7 and 8: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (Friday dismissal 2:30 pm)
Grades 9 – 12: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Friday dismissal 2:30 pm)
At what age can a student join The Waverly Preschool?
Students must be 3 years and 9 months of age by September 1 to join our Preschool program. However, families are welcome to apply for younger students the following school year.
At what age can a student join Kindergarten at Waverly?
Students must be 5 years of age by September 1 to join our Kindergarten classroom. However, families are welcome to apply to The Waverly Preschool.
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 sports teams?
Students in grades 5 through 12 may participate on Waverly sports teams. Waverly competes in a friendly and competitive league with schools that are similar in size. Sports offered each year include co-ed soccer, boys’ and girls’ flag football, boys’ and girls’ volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ basketball. At Waverly, students aspire to compete for league championships while also supporting teammates who have never played a sport before.
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.
Waverly’s warm and connected community is due in large part to the generosity and active participation of our parents/guardians. Each family is asked to volunteer 30 hours for the school each year. We understand that every family has a different journey with regard to time and the ability to volunteer. We ask that each family contributes to the community in a fair way that is realistic to their family.
Does Waverly admit international students?
Yes, we 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 the ability to attend a non-public school in the United States for an application to be processed.