Excelsior School

1539 E. Howard St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Tel: 626-398-2388
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School is located in a historical 17-acre park like campus complete with cafeteria, library, and dormitory facilities.
  • Excelsior School is a WASC accredited, independent 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.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Excelsior School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1986 1910
Campus Size 17 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 300 students
% Students of Color
80%
20%
% International Students
70%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 18 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 11 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$31,200 $51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$13,500 $28,200
Tuition international students $36,500 $47,400
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
75%
57%
Director of AdmissionsTimothy Lee

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 11 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 6 14
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 8 23
ExtracurricularsBasketball Club, Choir, Drama Club, Key, Model, Newspaper, Speech, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California -- Irvine 10
University of Califronia -- Davis 5
University of California -- Riverside 4
Cal Poly Pomoa 1
California State University - Fullerton 1
California State University - Long Beach 1
Georgia Institute of Technology 1
Syracuse University 1
Syracuse University 1
University of Southern California 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • 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.
  • Monitored homework assistance and test preparation available four days per week.
  • A beautiful secure campus with indoor and outdoor dining facilities.
  • A culturally diverse student body with students from many countries throughout the world.
  • Merit scholarships are available.
  • Affordable tuition rates.
  • Our campus is centrally located in Pasadena, CA only 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
  • School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
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