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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
Pasadena Waldorf School is a highly rated, private school located in Altadena, CA. It has 300 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $25,380 for the highest grade offered.
Address
209 E Mariposa St
Altadena, CA 91001
Telephone
(626) 794-9564

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,380
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$12,000

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
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Diversity
B+
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Students
300
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities
B
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,774
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,556
National
$949
Median Home Value
$649,800
National
$184,700
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Pasadena Waldorf School Reviews

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We are thrilled with this school! Our daughter is thriving due to the unique approach to education where she gets to move her body and use her hands and her imagination, the faculty attention to each individual student, the vast opportunities in sciences, arts, languages, music, games, and sports, and the strong school community. She loves going to school and doesn't want to miss a day!

The sciences are actually quite strong, because the education develops the kind of thinking and reasoning skills, and the imagination students need to be good scientists. The high school students receive personal attention, and are taught by accomplished scientists, not only science educators. The graduates are thriving in colleges around the world. As a medical doctor, with many years of science education, I wish I had received this type of foundation provided by Pasadena Waldorf School.
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As an alumni parent of three and a member of this vibrant community for over 20 years, I have experienced tremendous growth and vitality at PWS. Dedicated faculty, staff and parents create an extraordinary environment for the lucky students here. My children all received a solid and deeply profound education and, yes! they went to excellent colleges and were well prepared. They have entered the world with compassion and wisdom. This is exactly what I wanted for them.
PWS is an amazing place. This is an education for the ages where teachers really teach, without screens or Common Core. PWS provides two foreign languages, knitting and sewing, music instrument lessons, and woodworking not as extra-curricular but as part of the school week. The sports program is robust. Language arts, math and science are taught in a way that provides a deep understanding. My children are really seen by their teachers and the teachers are in regular contact with our family. Our oldest was well prepared for college and his younger sisters are well on their way. I love this place, this community and the thoughtful and mindful wisdom that is behind this education. My kids love going to school. Diversity is an important consideration when choosing this school and I am encouraged by the many parents, faculty and staff that I see working toward sustaining and growing a welcoming and inclusive community