You’ve got questions. Come visit us and get answers.
Get to know Sequoyah.
Join us for a tour.
We encourage you to join us for a two-hour, weekday tour of Sequoyah School before submitting an application for your child.
You’ll be welcomed to our beautiful campus by Sequoyah parents and be introduced to our school by Admissions Director Carolyn Stirling.
You’ll hear students talk about their unique educational experiences. You’ll meet teachers and subject specialists who will offer insights into how our collaborative culture supports each student’s academic, social, and emotional development.
And you’ll meet Sequoyah Head of School Josh Brody who will share his educational philosophy and answer your questions.
If you need help making a reservation, please call 626-795-4351, ext. 219.
K-8 Admissions Associate Kay Yamamoto will assist you.
We look forward to your visit.
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 12/13, 1/10
Tours fill up quickly, so reserve a space early. Our K-8 tours are designed for prospective parents and guardians. Please plan to attend without your young children, although infants are welcome.
K-8 MEET & GREETS
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
12/6 & 1/17
An opportunity for conversation with Sequoyah administrators, faculty, and current parents in an informal setting. Adults only.
Meet our Admissions Team
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 17, 2018
STANDARD APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
The school admissions process – demystified.
At Sequoyah, we understand that the school admissions experience can feel overwhelming. Ideally, it is designed to help families and schools get to know each other so the right decisions can made for each child. Here, we try to simplify the process so you can focus on finding the right fit for your child and your family. Follow the steps outlined below, keeping in mind the key admissions dates. If you find yourself confused, please contact our admissions office – we are here to help you. We look forward to getting to know you and your child.
Here’s how we do it at Sequoyah's K-8 campus.
We encourage all interested families to apply. Prospective students with a potential for success in an experientially based learning environment may be a good fit for Sequoyah, as will parents and guardians who wish to play an active, partnering role with their child’s school.
Scroll down to see our application procedure.
Early Application Deadline:
December 17, 2018
Standard Application Deadline:
January 11, 2019
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are accepted starting in October. Submit applications as early as possible and no later than January 11, 2019.
For applications received by the Early Application Deadline, parents of kindergarten and first grade applicants will be guaranteed an interview with Director of Admissions Carolyn Stirling. For applications received after this date, parents will be scheduled for interviews only if space permits. Parents of 2nd through 7th grade applicants are not interviewed.
See other important Key Facts and Dates below.
Please join us for a tour to get acquainted. Tours are optional, but strongly recommended. See the Tour Section above for dates and information. Select a date and make a tour reservation. We look forward to your visit.
The application is to be completed by a parent/guardian and submitted to Sequoyah School with a non-refundable $100 application fee. Submit the application as early as possible, but no later than the due date.
All applications are accepted online at our admissions portal on the Ravenna website. You will start by creating a student profile; then complete all forms and submit with the application fee.
7th GRADE APPLICANTS: Complete the Personal Statement located at the end of the application.
Download the two forms below, complete the top section, and submit to your child’s current school. The school must send all forms and records to Sequoyah by February 4, 2019, for admissions consideration. They can be sent via mail or email and should be marked CONFIDENTIAL. (Instructions for the submitting school are on the forms.)
- KINDERGARTEN APPLICANTS: Download the 2018 Common Teacher Recommendation Form here or use the one provided in the Admissions Packet (not available on our online admissions portal).
- GRADE 1-7 APPLICANTS: Download the Student Evaluation Form here or on our admissions portal.
We will contact you to schedule a visit for your child shortly after your application is received. Parents/Guardians of kindergarten and 1st grade applicants who have applied by the Early Application date (December 17, 2018) will be guaranteed an interview with Director of Admissions Caroline Stirling.
Key Admissions Facts & Dates
Early Application: December 17, 2018
Standard Application: January 11, 2019
|Application Fee||$100, non-refundable|
Current School Forms
and Records Due
|February 4, 2019|
|Indexed Tuition Workshop||
January 9, 2019
Sequoyah K-8 Campus, Infinity Room
|February 11, 2019|
School Visits for K and
1st grade applicants
Saturdays – January 12, 19 &; 26, 2019
February 2 & 23, 2019
School Visit for 2nd
through 7th grade applicants
|Saturday, February 9, 2019|
|Admissions Notifications Mailed||March 8, 2019|
2018-2019 School Year
Will Sequoyah be the right fit for my child?
We are often asked what type of students and families we believe are the right fit for our school. While each child and family who applies is considered individually and holistically, there are some basic tenets of our admissions philosophy:
- Sequoyah offers children an experientially based learning environment and welcomes parents who wish to play an active, partnering role with the school.
- Sequoyah is an intentionally diverse school community. We see educational value in classrooms that include a range of individual experience — race, ethnicity, sexual identity, family background, and economic circumstance. We look for families whose children will thrive in the school’s collaborative environment.
- Our teachers challenge students to be creative, idealistic and practical, both in the classroom and out in the community. We want our students to be encouraged at home to become deeply engaged in their learning at school and beyond.
During this process, it’s important that parents and guardians explore what type of program seems to be a good fit for your child. Consider school size, structure, educational philosophy, and culture, among other personal interests. If your child has special needs that you hope the school will meet, we want you to address those with us directly so that you may learn whether or not Sequoyah will be the right place and the right long-term investment. If you share these values and goals we invite you to submit an application for your child.