Poly has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to significantly enhance the Poly student experience and create a true community asset for Altadena. In October 2022 we announced our plan to acquire Nuccio’s Nurseries approximately six miles from Poly’s Pasadena campus. Through a multi-year, extensive, and thoughtful planning process, the site will enable Poly to advance its mission by expanding our educational and athletic programming to further distinguish a Poly education.
Our intention is to honor the history and ecological importance of the site by preserving the majority of the 80 acres as open space, and focusing our sports and wellness activities within the same general footprint as the current nursery. This will also allow for hands-on learning in environmental science, sustainability, and outdoor education. Among our guiding principles will be to ensure neighboring public hiking trails remain accessible to the community and to protect the native undeveloped land and the plant and animal species living within it.
Poly is fully committed to a comprehensive community engagement effort with our neighbors in Altadena that is proactive and transparent at all stages. We look forward to sharing updates as the process unfolds.