Our core beliefs define how we work, how we treat each other and what our organization and schools value in life and through education.



We believe that education requires the collaboration of parents, students, educators, administrators, advocates, organizations and the public. To come together and welcome each other into a community of learning and into the aspiration of improving the educational experience for more students.

We believe that a better future for our children and our society requires the interconnection of many points of view, beliefs, languages, ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds and experiences. It enriches the experience of learning, problem-solving and development.
Academic Excellence
We believe that the pathway to academic excellence is not singular. Our team creates an environment where different learning approaches and self-advocacy drive the educational experience.
Diverse By Design
We believe that individuals thrive where students, teachers, staff and administrators are able to experience respect, acceptance and space for their strengths, differences and opportunities. That an open, diverse, inclusive environment benefits the entire community.


Our unique school design embraces the individual and varied learning styles of all students and is tailored to meet the needs of those who learn best by doing.  In our classrooms, students experience learning in both traditional and innovative ways that blend a multitude of content sources, learning modalities, instructional approaches, and pedagogies.  



Odyssey Charter School is in its 20th year of operation as a free, K-8 public charter school. Our educational programs cultivate a whole-child learning experience through the balance of academic excellence, social responsibility, and social-emotional well-being. Click here to see Principal’s Message.

Mailing Address: 725 W. Altadena Drive, Altadena, California 91001  |  Odyssey (626) 229-0993  |  Odyssey South (626) 209-5635


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