Excelsior School

Basic Information

Address: 1539 E Howard St. Pasadena, CA. 91104
County: Los Angeles
School District: Pasadena
Phone Number: (626) 398-2388
Fax Number: (626) 398-2454
President: Timothy Lee
Principal: Dr. Annalisa Miller
School Type: Private Boarding High School

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Additional Information

Accreditation: WASC
Founded: 1986
Ages/Grades: Grades 9 - 12
School Setting:

Excelsior School is located in a quiet residential neighborhood of northeast Pasadena on the 17 acre campus complete with cafeteria, library, and dormitory facilities

School Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School days in Calendar Year: 175
School Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, New Years, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Easter Break, Memorial Day

Greater Los Angeles Area

School Size: 115 Students
Classroom Size: Average class size is 18
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Domestic Student Day Student: $13500 Boarding Students: $31,200

Financial Aid:

Available for those who qualify and complete application


Language Arts
Social studies
Lab Science
Visual & Performing Arts
Foreign Language
Physical Education


Excelsior school offers a college- and life-preparatory education. The school curriculum correlates to California state standards. The core curriculum has been approved by the University of California/California State University and meets or exceeds its “a-g” entrance requirements. It offers 11 innovative, challenging curriculum AP courses.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 95
Support Services:

After school intervention programs are available to work with the struggling student. The supervising study hall teachers can provide further academic assistance during the study hall period (6:45 p.m. and 9:15p.m.). Academic advisors/ College Counselors are available provide students with opportunities for self-reflection, personal growth, and development

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

The Computer Lab has twenty computers with high-speed internet access, a great resource for students. The Computer Lab is available throughout the school day and also during the evening Study Hall hours from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. on Monday-Thursday. Campus WiFi also is available for every students 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

School Clubs:

Year book
Key club

Admissions Deadline: Rolling
Mission Statement:

Excelsior’s Mission is to produce critical thinkers, productive communicators and responsible citizens who are prepared for college and life.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: We are committed to providing a school environment that values ethical, social and emotional advancement in conjunction with intellectual development. Upon graduation, Excelsior Students will be: Critical Thinkers who: • Define, analyze, and creatively solve complex problems • Flexibly resolve issues by using an interdisciplinary approach • Utilize technology to meet the requirements of an increasingly complex world Productive Communicators who: • Use appropriate research skills and technology to acquire and evaluate information • Write, speak, and present proficiently in order to convey unique opinions • Integrate creative intellectual collaboration Responsible Members of the Community who: • Understand and appreciate global culture, diversity, and historical context • Practice ethical behaviors which benefit the commonwealth • Evaluate one’s contributions to the community