We Look Forward to Getting to Know Your Family!

The application process for the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School is outlined below. 

Our main admission entry points are kindergarten, sixth, seventh, and ninth grades. Applications for other grade-levels are fully considered, but admission is solely based on space availability due to student attrition.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at admission@polytechnic.org or by phone at (626) 396-6320.

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  • Steps to Apply (Grades K-5)

    Each year, Poly enrolls 45 children for our kindergarten class. Children applying to kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2022. Grades 1-5 are considered “non-entry” years and applications will only be considered if space becomes available through student attrition.

    All application materials can be found and submitted online. The online application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available through our Admission Portal in October 2021.

    We encourage all families to submit materials early. To help the Admission Office process applications in a timely fashion, your child’s file must be complete by the noted deadlines. A completed file contains the following:

    Online Application
    Complete, submit, and pay the $100 application fee.
    Required for: All applicants for grades K-5
    Deadline: Dec. 10, 2021
    Fee waivers: Contact Financial Aid Director Lindsay Morales

    Teacher Recommendation
    Each family should request an online Recommendation Form to be sent to the applicant’s current teacher(s) after November 1 through our Admission Portal. The applicant's teacher will receive a secure link to complete the confidential form.
    Required for: All applicants for grades K-5
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Kindergarten Readiness Screening 
    The Kindergarten Readiness Screening (previously delivered by Integrated Learning Solutions) will not be required for applicants to the 2022-23 school year.

    Visit Day 
    More information about the Visit Day and whether it will be offered for the 2022-23 application process will be published soon.  

    Transcripts
    Poly asks for school reports from the previous academic year and first semester/trimester of the application year. The online form should be signed and sent to your child’s current school after November 1. Poly requires all reports/transcripts to be sent to us directly by the school.
    Required for: Applications for grades 2-5 only
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Parent/Guardian Statement
    We look forward to getting to know you and your child during the admission process! We welcome thoughts and perspectives from parents/guardians through an online form accessible through the Admission Portal.
    Required for: All applications for grades K-5
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Parent/Guardian Conversation (Optional)
    Parents/guardians of Kindergarten applicants who are new to Poly are invited to meet with a member of the Lower School Admission Committee. These optional, informal conversations are opportunities to learn about each applicant family's educational aspirations and interest in joining the Poly community. 
    Optional for: Kindergarten applicants who are not current Poly families
    Schedule: Appointments to be posted in the portal in December.
  • Steps to Apply (Grades 6-8)

    Each year, Poly enrolls 20 to 22 students for grade 6 and 8 to 10 students for grade 7. Grade 8 is considered a “non-entry” year, and admission will only be considered if space becomes available through student attrition.

    All application materials will be found and submitted online. The online application for 2022-2023 school year will be available through our Admission Portal in October 2021. 

    We encourage all families to submit materials early. To help the Admission Office process applications in a timely fashion, your child’s file must be completed by the listed deadline. A completed file contains the following:

    Online Application
    Complete and submit along with the $100 application fee 
    Required for
    : All applicants for grades 6-8
    Deadline: Dec. 10, 2021 for applicants to grade 7;
    Jan. 10, 2022 for applicants to grades 6 and 8

    Fee waivers: Contact Director of Financial Aid Lindsay Morales

    Teacher and Administrator Recommendations
    Recommendation Forms are requested online through the Admission Portal. Middle School applicants should request recommendations from their current math and English teachers and from one school administrator (principal, program director, counselor, etc) after November 1. Each teacher will receive a secure link to submit a confidential online recommendation form.
    Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Visit Day
    More information about the Visit Day and whether it will be virtual or in person for the 2022-2023 application process will be published soon.

    Transcripts
    Poly asks for school reports from the previous academic year and first semester/trimester reports from the year students apply. The online form should be signed and given to your child’s current school. Poly requires all transcripts to be sent to us directly by the school.
    Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Middle School Student Assessment
    The Poly Middle School Admission Team will be offering an academic assessment to help us get a better sense of your child as a student. The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) will not be required for students applying to the 2022-23 school year. Please read our official statement.
    Required for: Applicants for grades 6-7 only
    Schedule: Appointments will be posted to the portal.

    Student Statement

    Applicants are asked to respond to short-essay questions to get to know each student better. These questions should be completed by the applicant without any support, so that members of Poly's Admission Committee can get a sense of each student's writing style and authentic opinions.
    Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Parent/Guardian Statement
    We look forward to getting to know you and your child during the admission process! We welcome thoughts and perspectives from parents/guardians through an online form accessible through our Admission Portal.
    Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022
     
  • Steps to Apply (Grades 9-12)

    Each year, Poly enrolls 20 to 25 students for grade 9. Grades 10-12 are considered “non-entry” years and admission will only be considered if space becomes available through attrition.  

    All application materials will be found and submitted online. The online application for 2022-2023 school year will be available through our Admission Portal in October 2021.

    We encourage all families to submit materials early. To help the Admission Office process applications in a timely fashion, your child’s file must be complete by the listed deadlines. A completed file contains the following:

    Online Application
    Complete, submit, and pay the $100 application fee. 
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: Jan. 10, 2022
    Fee waivers: Contact Director of Financial Aid Lindsay Morales
    Interview Guarantee Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021*
    *Submitting an application for admission and application fee by this date will guarantee ninth grade applicants an interview. 

    Teacher and Administrator Recommendations
    Applicants to the Upper School should request recommendations through our Admission Portal from their current math and English teachers and from one school administrator (principal, program director, counselor, etc) after November 1. Each teacher will receive a secure link to a confidential online recommendation form.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Upper School Student Assessment
    The Poly Upper School Admission Team will be offering an academic assessment to help us get a better sense of your child as a student. The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) will not be required for students applying to the 2022-23 school year. Read our official statement.
    Required for: 9th grade applicants only
    Schedule: Appointments will be posted to the portal.
     
    Student Interview 
    Applicants are invited to participate in a one-on-one interview with a member of the Poly Admission Team.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Schedule: Appointments will be posted to the portal.

    Transcripts
    Poly asks for grade reports from the previous school year and first semester/trimester reports from the application year. The transcript request form can be found through the Admission Portal and should be signed and given to your child’s current school after November 1. Poly requires all transcripts to be sent directly by the school, not by families.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Student Statement
    Applicants are asked to respond to short-essay questions to get to know each student better. These questions should be completed by the applicant without support, so that our Upper School Admission Committee can get a sense of each student's writing style and authentic opinions.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022

    Parent/Guardian Statement
    We look forward to getting to know you and your child during the admission process! We welcome thoughts and perspectives from parents/guardians through an online form accessible through the Admission Portal.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 626-396-6320 or email admission@polytechnic.org.

Important Application Dates

* Additional specifics and dates regarding our 2022-2023 admission process will be posted as updates become available. Thank you for checking back!

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  • October 2021

    • Admission Events Begin
    • Application Online Portal Opens
    • Visit Days and Interviews Start
  • December 2021

    • Kindergarten Parent Conversations are Scheduled
    • Dec. 1, 2021: Interview Guarantee Deadline*
      *Submitting an application for admission and application fee by this date will guarantee ninth grade applicants an interview.
    • Dec. 10, 2021: Student Application Due (Applicants for grades K-5 and 7)
  • January 2022

    • Jan 10, 2022: Student Application due for grades 6, 8, and 9-12 
    • Jan 28, 2022: Required Supporting Application Documents Due (Lower, Middle, and Upper School)
  • March 2022

    • March 11, 2022: Admission Notifications Released

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Polytechnic School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.