We Look Forward to Getting to Know Your Family!

The application process for the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School is outlined below. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available online by October 1, 2020.

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. Grades 1-5 are considered “non-entry” years and applications to those grades will only be considered if space becomes available through student attrition. Children applying to kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2021.

    All application materials can be found and submitted online. The online application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available by October 1. Information about our admission process is available on these webpages and through the 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: by Dec. 11, 2020
    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, 2020 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: by Jan. 29, 2021

    Kindergarten Readiness Screening (more information to be posted by October 31, 2020)
    Required for: Kindergarten applicants only
    Schedule: TBD

    Visit Day (more information to be posted by October 31, 2020)
    Kindergarten visits are a required part of the admission process. This casual playdate is an opportunity for us to get to know your child. Please note: We encourage families to sign up early to ensure they get a date that works with their schedule.
    Required for: Kindergarten applicants. Applicants for grades 1-5 will be contacted when visit days are available.
    Schedule: Schedule online.

    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, 2020. Poly requires all reports/transcripts to be sent to us directly by the school.
    Required for: Applications for grades 2-5 only
    Deadline: by Jan. 29, 2021

    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: by Jan. 29, 2021

    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: Schedule online. Appointments to be posted by December 1, 2020.
  • Steps to Apply (Grades 6-8)

    Each year, Poly enrolls 20 to 22 students for grade 6 and 10 to 12 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 for the 2021-2022 school year can be submitted online. The online application will be available by October 1. Information about our admission process is available on these webpages and through the 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, submit, and pay the $100 application fee. 
    Required for
    : All applicants for grades 6-8
    Deadline: by Jan. 11, 2021
    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, 2020. Each teacher will receive a secure link to submit a confidential online recommendation form.
    Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
    Deadline: by Jan. 29, 2021

    Independent School Entrance Exam (requirement waived for 2020-21)
    Due to the extraordinary circumstances impacting applicant families because of COVID-19, Poly has waived the standardized testing requirement in our admission process for 2020-2021. 

    Visit Day (more information to be posted in September 2020)
    Visits are a required part of the admission process. This casual group visit is an opportunity for us to get to know your child on a personal level. Grades 6-7 do not have individual interviews. Please note: We encourage families to sign up early to ensure they get a date that works with their schedule.
    Required for: Grades 6-7; Grade 8 applicants will be contacted individually to schedule an interview.
    Schedule: Schedule online

    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: by Jan. 29, 2021

    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: by Jan. 29, 2021

    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: by Jan. 29, 2021
  • 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 for the 2021-2022 school year can be submitted online. Information about the admission process is posted on our webpages and 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: by Jan. 11, 2021

    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, 2020. Each teacher will receive a secure link to a confidential online recommendation form.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: by Jan. 29, 2021

    Independent School Entrance Exam (requirement waived for 2020-21)
    Because of extraordinary circumstances impacting applicant families due to COVID-19, Poly has waived the standardized testing requirement in our admission process for 2020-2021.   
     
    Student Interview (more information will be posted in September 2020)
    Interviews are a required part of the admission process. The one-on-one interview is an opportunity for us to get to know your child on a personal level. Please note: We encourage families to sign up early to ensure they get a date that works with their schedule.
    Required for: Applicants for grade 9; Grades 10-12 applicants will be contacted individually to schedule an interview
    Schedule: Schedule online

    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, 2020. Poly requires all transcripts to be sent directly by the school, not by families.
    Required for: All applicants for grades 9-12
    Deadline: by Jan. 29, 2021

    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: by Jan. 29, 2021

    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: by Jan. 29, 2021
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 2020-2021 admission process will be posted by September 15. Thank you for checking back!

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.