The Polytech

  • The Polytech is a private school for grades 11-12 that connects high school to a career pathway, enabling students earn college credits, industry certificates, and a high school diploma all at the same time. Through small group and one-on-one instruction, we support our students throughout every step, building soft skills and confidence as well as academic skills.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 11-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedGifted, 2E, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Language-based Learning Disabilities, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyscalculia, Processing Deficits, Accommodations for mental health issues such as anxiety and deptression
Year Founded2018

Student Body

Total Students4 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size1 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,900
Admissions DirectorRuth Wilson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Dungeons and Dragons Club

School Notes

The Polytech is a Seattle-based private school for students in grades 11-12.  By focusing on older teenagers and connecting high school graduation requirements to a career pathway, The Polytech offers an innovative option for earning college credit and beginning training for a career as part of their high school diploma. Students who are succeeding and ready to advance to the highest levels can access college courses early and begin earning pre-med and pre-engineering credits. Students who may have been less engaged in traditional schools now have a wider variety of subjects and the option to experience hands-on training.    
The Polytech offers access to several career pathways, including Healthcare, Business & IT, Education, Manufacturing, and Engineering, giving students the option to earn an industry certification in programs like these: 
  • Personal fitness trainer 
  • Phlebotomy 
  • Welding 
  • Bookkeeping 
  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA) 
  • Networking Specialist 
  • Early childhood education  
Students may attend The Polytech as their full-time school or participate in several support services, including tutoring, individual courses for credit, and career interest assessments. 
College & Career Readiness (CCR) is a course offering designed to build the soft skills necessary to be successful in college and a career. CCR covers topics such as professional dress and social media presence as well as the ability to accept and give criticism, and many executive function skills such as organization and time management.  CCR can be especially useful for students who are unaware of the career options available to them after graduation, and who are not engaged in traditional instruction.    Using a career and interest assessment can make education relevant and connect students to their future, often resulting in increased motivation, focus, and performance. 
What really makes The Polytech unique is the ability to earn a high school diploma plus college credit, and even an industry certificate, all at the same time.  Students at The Polytech will have already completed a successful college experience by the time they graduate, leaving behind high school with confidence and clarity about their next steps.  

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