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 TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 45%
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: K-8 | 347 students
    3.4 miles
    1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 798-8989
    3.4 K-8
    347
  • Pasadena
    Grades: 9-12 | 602 students
    3.9 miles
    3880 E Sierra Madre Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 696-4300
    3.9 9-12
    602
  • 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

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