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Excelsior School


1539 E. Howard St.
Pasadena, California, USA

Excelsior School is located in Pasadena CA only 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The School is a WASC accredited, independent boarding high school that offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education; our school has established an excellent record of accomplishment of graduates matriculating at distinguished colleges and universities. We stress small class sizes (an average of 15), and individualized attention, to facilitate mastery in all the courses we offer. In addition to Excelsior's small class room sizes, there are a number of factors that contribute to an environment of academic excellence. We employ an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Reading and writing skills, for example, are taught not only in English classes, but also in science and history as well. Likewise, math concepts are covered in science, economics and other courses where applicable. In addition, SAT / ACT preparation is covered within the framework of regular high school English, math, and science classes....

School Focus:
  • College Preparatory
  • Private Boarding School
  • ESL Program
Grades Offered: 14 to 19
School Type: Co-ed
Religious Affiliation: None
Year Founded Size: 1986
Post-Grad Year: No
Saturday Classes: No
Classroom Dress Code: Casual
Average Class Size: 15 Students
ESL Courses: Yes
Summer Program: Yes
Sports Activities:
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Diving
  • Drill Team
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track
  • Wrestling
  • Cheering
  • Motorsports
Extracurricular Activities:
  • Asian Language Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Cycling Club
  • Diversity Club
  • French Club
  • International Awareness Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Jewish Union
  • Kayaking
  • Math Club
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • Paintball Club
  • Pennington Sports Network
  • Premiership Club
  • Rules and Discipline Committee
  • Senior Internship Program
  • Ski Club
  • Society of Skeptics
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Rock Bands
  • Writing and Tutoring Center
  • Theatre and the Arts
  • Video Production