Polytechnic School facts

History

  • Founded: 1907 
  • Campus size: 15 acres 
  • Buildings: 27

Students (2019-20)

  • Ethnic diversity: 57 percent as self-reported 
  • Average class sizes: 
    • Kindergarten through second grade: 14-15 
    • Third through fifth grade: 22-23 
    • Middle School: 18
    • Upper School: 15

Faculty and staff (2019-20)

  • Faculty and staff: 202, full and part-time 
  • Ethnic diversity: 29%

Tuition (2019-20)

  • Lower School: $29,900
  • Middle School: $34,700
  • Upper School: $38,900

Financial aid (2019-20)

  • Students with financial aid: 23%
  • Average financial aid grant: $24,568

Academics (2018-19)

  • AP courses offered: 17 (courses offered in rotation) 
  • AP exams administered: 665 taken by 230 students
  • Seniors accepted at highly-selective* universities: 80% 
  • National Merit Semi-finalists and Commended students: 30%
* Institutions with an admit rate of 30 percent or lower

Athletics (2018-19)

  • Student participation rate: 80% 
  • Fall teams: 16 
  • Winter teams: 13
  • Spring teams: 13
  • Coaches: 90
  • Walk-on coaches: 43
  • Varsity teams with faculty/staff coaches: 20 out of 25

Performing Arts (2017-18)

  • Performances: 24
  • Lower School: 11
  • Middle School: 7
  • High School: 6
  • Student participation in Upper School musical: 19 percent

Summer programs (2019)

  • Student composition: 17% Poly students
  • Courses offered: 608
  • Partnership for Success! in conjunction with Pasadena Unified Schools

Finances (2019-20)

  • Endowment: $73 million 
  • Revenues: 
    • Tuition: 80% of operating costs 
    • Endowment income: 8% of operating costs 
    • Annual gifts: 11% of operating costs 
    • Other: 1% of operating budget

Board of Trustees (2019-20)

  • Trustee members: 23

Advancement and alumni (2019-20)

  • Active alumni: 5,260
  • Total Poly Fund gifts: $4.2 million
  • Total participation:
    • Current parents: 89 percent
    • Alumni: 19 percent
    • Faculty and staff: 79 percent
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