Welcome to High Point!

Welcome to High Point

Welcome to High Point Academy, an independent, coeducational kindergarten through 8th grade school nestled in the beautiful foothills of Pasadena. It is with tremendous excitement that we collaboratively move forward with our newly minted five-year Strategic Plan in our ongoing quest to reach new heights of excellence and innovation.  Our Strategic Plan crystallized High Point's four core pillars: Excellence, Innovation, Responsibility, and Community.  On the heels of the recent culmination of our 50th Anniversary celebration, the Strategic Plan created a clear path forward; one that will position High Point for success over the next 50 years.


What makes High Point unique? Our mission is dedicated to awakening the joy of learning in each student and inspiring every student to reach his/her fullest potential in a close-knit, nurturing, collaborative, and stimulating community of caring and learning. We share a strong and unwavering commitment to provide academic excellence and to develop and nurture the Whole Child (academic, social, emotional, ethical). The six C's of a 21st century education are in full bloom at High Point as students actively and enthusiastically embrace creativity, critical thinking, communication/public speaking, character education, collaboration, and cross-cultural understanding. Our dedicated and talented faculty provides a strong, challenging, and enriched curriculum that, in addition to the core academics, includes Spanish or French, vocal and instrumental music, art, and library, the latest in technology and innovation and daily physical education.


At High Point, it is and will always be about the students. Every strategic goal and priority is guided by one overarching consideration - "Will this goal/priority further advance High Point's mission of developing the Whole Child, awakening the joy of learning in students, and furthering the pursuit of academic excellence?"

While this website will provide you a snapshot of High Point, I invite you to sign up for a tour to view the school in action. Visiting our school is truly the best way to fully appreciate and understand the little gems of life and learning that combine to create the magic of High Point.

Gary Stern
Head of School 

Mission Statement

High Point Academy awakens the joy of learning in each child. The school provides a nurturing environment that enables each student to flourish academically, emotionally, morally, physically, and socially. The challenging curriculum provides a traditional and balanced approach to ensure that students acquire tools for analytical thinking. With faculty and family support, students develop the ability to pursue and organize knowledge throughout a lifetime.

Shared Values