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 2023-24 school year must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2023. Grades 1-5 are considered “non-entry” years and applications will only be considered if space becomes available through student attrition.

    All application materials will be found and submitted online. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are available through our Admission Portal

    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. 12, 2022
    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. 27, 2023

    Visit Day 
    More information about the Visit Day for applicants to the 2023-24 school year will be available in October, 2022.

    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. 27, 2023

    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. 27, 2023

    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 will be available in the portal by December 2022

    Kindergarten Readiness Screening 
    The Kindergarten Readiness Screening (previously delivered by Integrated Learning Solutions) will not be required for applicants to the 2023-24 school year.
  • Steps to Apply (Grades 6-8)

    Each year, Poly enrolls 20-25 students for grade 6 and 8-10 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. 

    *Please note: Enrolled students to grade 8 who were not able to take a world language course in Chinese, French, Latin or Spanish in 7th grade will be asked to participate in summer coursework prior to the start of 8th grade at Poly.

    All application materials will be found and submitted online.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are available through our Admission Portal

    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. 12, 2022 for applicants to grade 7; Jan. 9, 2023 for 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. 27, 2023

    Visit Day
    More information about the Visit Day for applicants will be available in October 2022.

    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. 27, 2023

    Middle School Student Assessment
    More information about the Middle School Student Assessment will be available in the portal in October 2022. Polytechnic School will not require standardized testing for students applying to grades 6 to 8 for the 2023-2024 school year. To review our policies, please read our official statement.
    Required for: Applicants to grades 6-7 only
    Schedule: Appointments will be available in the portal in October 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 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. 27, 2023

    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. 27, 2023
     
  • Steps to Apply (Grades 9-12)

    Each year, Poly enrolls 25-30 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.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are available through our Admission Portal

    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. 9, 2023
    Fee waivers: Contact Director of Financial Aid Lindsay Morales
    Interview Guarantee Deadline: Dec. 1, 2022*
    *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. 27, 2023

    Upper School Student Assessment
    More information about the Upper School Student Assessment will be available in the portal in October 2022. Polytechnic School will not require standardized testing for students applying to grades 9-12 for the 2023-2024 school year. To review this policy, please read our official statement.
    Required for: Applicants to grade 9 only
    Schedule: Appointments will be available in the portal in October 2022
     
    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 in October 2022

    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. 27, 2023

    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. 27, 2023

    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. 27, 2023
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 2023-2024 admission process will be posted as updates become available. Thank you for checking back!

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  • October 2022

    • Admission Events Begin
    • Application Online Portal Opens
    • Visit Days and Interviews Start
  • December 2022

    • Kindergarten Parent Conversations are Scheduled
    • Dec. 1, 2022: Ninth Grade Interview Guarantee Deadline*
      *Submitting an application for admission and application fee by this date will guarantee ninth grade applicants an interview.
    • Dec. 12, 2022: Student Application Due (Applicants for grades K-5 and 7)
  • January 2023

    • Jan. 9, 2023: Student Application due for grades 6, 8, and 9-12 
    • Jan. 27, 2023: Required Supporting Application Documents Due (Lower, Middle, and Upper School)
    • Jan. 27, 2023: Financial aid applications and supporting materials due for applicants applying for financial aid for the 2023-24 school year
  • March 2023

    • March 10, 2023: 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.