Polytechnic School

  • Founded in 1907, Polytechnic School is an independent, coeducational day school for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
  • With high academic standards as its cornerstone, the school has developed a broad curriculum with outstanding programs in the performing and visual arts, athletics, and community service.
  • Polytechnic School is a unique blend of tradition and innovation, making it an exceptional place for children to learn and to grow.
  • The school is organized into three divisions — lower school from kindergarten through fifth grade, middle school from sixth through eighth grade, and upper school from ninth through twelfth grade.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students858 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Polytechnic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers128 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition rates vary by division. For the 2008-2009 school year, tuition rates are as follows:Grades K-5: $18,675 Grades 6-8: $21,950 Grades 9-12: $25,225
Admissions DirectorSally Jeanne McKenna
Admissions AssociateBarbra Pakler
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pasadena
    Grades: K-8
    2.5 miles
    1005 Armada Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (626)795-9314
    2.5 K-8
    n/a
  • Pasadena
    Grades: 4-12 | 500 students
    1.7 miles
    324 Madeline Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)799-1153
    1.7 4-12
    500
  • Pasadena
    Grades: 9-12 | 632 students
    3.9 miles
    3880 E Sierra Madre Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)696-4300
    3.9 9-12
    632
  • Pasadena
    Grades: 9-12 | 565 students
    1.6 miles
    169 South Saint John Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)817-4000
    1.6 9-12
    565
  • Pasadena
    Grades: K-8 | 347 students
    3.4 miles
    1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)798-8989
    3.4 K-8
    347

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $13,315 for elementary schools and $29,423 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).