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Graduation 2015
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Bethel Lynn

Bachelor of Science in Education

Master of Science in Early Elementary Childhood Education and Informational Technology

Master of Education in Instructional Technology & Media


Hello Excelsior Scholars and Families!

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to Excelsior. I am thrilled to commence this new year and new decade with you as your new principal at Excelsior!

We reside in the beautiful city of Arcadia, California, just 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is also known as the home of Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, the famous Santa Anita Racetrack, and the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.

Here, at Excelsior, I am really blessed to be working with an extraordinary faculty and staff who goes well beyond all expectations to make this a successful educational institution. They are constantly expanding their knowledge to evolve to greater heights, ensuring our scholars are properly equipped with the knowledge and wisdom to integrate and engage themselves in this world.

Excelsior’s school goals are:

  1. For our scholars to become lifelong learners by providing a safe and nurturing learning environment in which they will grow in the process, become critical thinkers, and develop positive social behaviors.
  2. For our scholars to reach their full potential and be successful by a continual implementation of challenging instructions and effective instructional strategies. We have a student-centered and teacher-guided environment in which will help them to collaboratively engage and take pride in their work.

Our mission is to instill critical thinking into our scholars, instruct them in constructive communication, and teach them how to be responsible citizens. We help them to prepare not only for college but also for life.

Excelsior is fully accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges, also known as WASC. Our continual data analysis of our scholar’s progress benefits us to support them in reaching and surpassing performance standards and developing ownership of their learning.

I am enthusiastic and looking forward to meeting and working with you all, and together, we will have a successful year!


Beth Lynn
Principal, Excelsior School


Excelsior School is a private college prep school that has been in existence since 1986. Excelsior offers blended learning that combines traditional classroom methods with online digital media. Blended learning is more effective than both face-to-face and online education.

Excelsior offers small group learning and individual attention to students. This kind of personalized instruction, which has been advocated by many education experts as being preferable for most children, is often lacking in large public and private schools.

Excelsior’s mission is to prepare students not only for college but also for life so that our students can develop the skills necessary to succeed in our fast-changing, multi-cultural, technological world.

We can provide condensed schedules and independent study for students in the entertainment field and students with special needs. A number of very successful actors/entertainers have attended our school.

Our alumni have attended many of the prominent colleges in California and other states, including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, Pepperdine University, Fordham University, and Syracuse University., among others.

Over the years we have acquired a diverse, well-qualified, and highly experienced faculty, which is always willing to advance the growth of each student in an interdisciplinary manner.

Since 1992, Excelsior School is authorized under Federal laws to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Arcadia Campus Front View


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional associations, which accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. Regional accreditation began about 100 years ago and arose from a desire on the part of educational institutions to establish standards of quality.

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process, which plays an important role in developing and maintaining the high quality of education in this country.

Accreditation certifies to other institutions and the general public that education programs meet established standards. High school accreditation is established through a partnership between WASC and the California Department of Education (CDE). This ensures that diploma-granting high schools meet the standards of WASC and the CDE Program Quality Review required by the California State Education Code.