The Polytech

The Polytech is a private high school that continues serving students through age 26 to support the transition to college, career, and adulthood.
We offer a full-time high school program, individual courses, tutoring, career assessments, and support with many transitional services including driver's ed, cooking, and job search. We're located on Northgate Way in Seattle and welcome neurodiverse students!.

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The Polytech ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Gifted, 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 Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
8 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
The Polytech Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
1 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Part-time enrollments and single course options available
Summer Program Cost
Admissions Director
Ruth Wilson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Culinary Arts, Driver's Ed, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Youth Maritime Career Launch (YMCL)

School Notes

The Polytechis a Seattle-based private school for students in grades 10-12. By focusing on older teenagers and connecting high school graduation requirements to acareer 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 severalcareerpathways, 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 attendThe Polytechas theirfull-time schoolor participate in several support services, includingtutoring, 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 totheir 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.
Through a partnership with The Port of Seattle, we also offer Youth Maritime Career Launch (YMCL), a program for students ages 16-24 who are interested in maritime industry careers. Students receive mentoring, job coaching, specific skills such as firefighting, welding, forklift driving, etc., and are placed in 3-month paid internships with the possibility of continuing in regular employment.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Polytech cost?
The Polytech's tuition is approximately $20,835 for private students and $2,400 for summer students.
Does The Polytech offer a summer program?
Yes, The Polytech offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is The Polytech's ranking?
The Polytech ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for The Polytech?
The application deadline for The Polytech is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

I can't say enough good things about Polytech. The teachers are amazing as is the staff. Despite having some challenging learning differences my student has successfully finished high school and transitioned into college. Two years ago I could not see a way to make this happen. This school is incredible.
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