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FOUNDED: 1970

ENROLLMENT: 216 students; 47% diversity in natural heritage (9% declined to state)

GRADES: Pre-K through 6 (multi-age classes)

FACULTY & STAFF: 54 teachers and staff, average tenure 9.5 years; 61% diversity in natural heritage

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 18

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 22

SPECIALISTS:
• Music
• Spanish
• Visual Arts
• Science/Technology
• Physical Education
• Storytelling
• Library
• Dance

TECHNOLOGY: Walden strives to integrate the most up-to-date technology in order to provide the teaching tools necessary to enhance the curriculum and improve communication within the school community. Our campus currently utilizes 1 Smart Board, 48 desktop computers, 10 laptop computers, 14 projector systems, 11 Elmo document cameras, 1 virtual server, 1 router, 6 wireless access points, and a website featuring a password-protected parent portal and classroom web pages.

TEST SCORES: Standardized Testing: The CTP-IV testing from the Educational Records Bureau, is administered to 3rd through 6th graders. The CTP-IV testing is primarily a test normed with other independent schools across the country. The testing is completed each November and results are shared with families in February.

CAMPUS: 1.3 acre campus, 12 classrooms, music studio, art studio, technology lab, science lab, Toby Hayward Community Room, library, 3 playground yards (one is a dedicated Pre-Kindergarten playground), a sport court, and administrative offices.

AREAS SERVED: Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Burbank, Claremont, Covina, Duarte, Eagle Rock, East Pasadena, Echo Park, El Monte, Glendale, Glendora, Hollywood, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Angeles, Monrovia, North Hollywood, San Gabriel, San Gabriel Valley, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Silver Lake, South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, Temple City, Tujunga, Los Angeles, Verdugo, and West Covina.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Available to families of widely varying means, based on demonstrated need. 1 in 3 students currently receive financial assistance.

PARENT GUILD: Every parent is automatically a member with no membership fees charged. Monthly meetings and parent education and community events are held throughout the year.

SCHOOL HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

EXTENDED DAY | THE VILLAGE: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES: Instrumental Music, Robotics, Chess Class, Chinese, Mad Science, Shakespeare, Dance, and Gymnastics (classes vary throughout the year)

ACCREDITATION/AFFILIATIONS:
• National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
• California Association of Independent School (CAIS)
• Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
• Pasadena Area Independent Schools (PAIS)
• People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS)
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