- PASADENA, CA
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Teachersgrade A+
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A+
- Sportsgrade B+
We envision a community of students, inspired by transformative teaching, who will contribute profoundly to the world as intellectual leaders.
We develop the unique intellect, talents, and character of each student in a community dedicated to academic excellence, personal responsibility, and service to others.
POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL, VISION AND MISSION (adopted 2005; revised 2019)
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Into the Wild - Poly's Outdoor Education Program
Through exploration, adventure, and physical challenge, Poly's Outdoor Ed program for Middle School and Upper School students develop their self-confidence, sense of personal responsibility, resilience, and appreciation for the natural world. Students participate in trips that explore a variety of environments including alpine, desert, and water-based expeditions.
Culture & Safety
- Rivalry Week-a week of competitions between grades22%
- Francis Wass Day - an extra day off20%
- The Musical and Dance Show14%
- Poly Pet and Hobby Show10%
- Fun Food Friday - student orgs. cater lunch8%
- Econ Week6%
Clubs & Activities
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade D
- Good for Familiesgrade A minus
- Housinggrade D+
Polytechnic School Reviews
inclusion, tolerance and integrity are all modeled and reinforced throughout the campus at every grade level. Poly can of course continue to work on its diversity by reaching out to the larger Los Angles community to attract a more broad coalition of students. That said, we could not be happier. Most importantly our children (middle and high school) feel happy, proud, challenged, accepted, supported and seen.