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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 858 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Polytechnic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
858 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Polytechnic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
128 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition 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 Director
Sally Jeanne McKenna
Admissions Associate
Barbra Pakler
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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What is Polytechnic School's ranking?

Polytechnic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Polytechnic School?

The application deadline for Polytechnic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 858 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $19,460 for elementary schools and $29,265 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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