After the Bell

Welcome to Poly's Extended Program (PEP), a reimagined space that covers all your after-school needs. Intentionally designed, PEP ensures students are safe, happy, and engaged while making the afternoon less stressful. We accomplish this through a combination of high-quality programming and professional staff. Our PEP staff members do more than supervise — they build lasting relationships with each and every student.
All of our programs are guided by PEP’s core values and purpose, inspired by and aligned with Poly’s guiding statements:

Core values:

  • Extended time at Polytechnic is a valuable learning opportunity.
  • Learning can occur anywhere, at any time, from anyone.
  • Students need to feel cared for, listened to, and autonomous.
  • Students are capable problem-solvers.
  • Poly’s community is unique.

Purpose:

The Polytechnic Extended Program (PEP) provides a space where students practice the skills needed to be contributing members of our school community and the world. This is done through directed activities and unstructured time, while surrounded by trained, caring staff.

Should you have any questions, please contact the PEP team at 626-765-1227 or pep@polytechnic.org.

PEP Includes:

  • clubPEP - Stimulating after-school activities and enrichment
  • busPEP - Two convenient routes for getting to and from school
  • kinderPEP - A special program designed to engage our youngest learners with unique opportunities

clubPEP

Dynamic and stimulating after school activities and enrichment

clubPEP streamlines your afternoon by caring for your student from school dismissal until 6:15 p.m. Incorporating and improving upon Poly’s prior offerings of homework hour, library care, and enrichment classes, clubPEP is now your one-and-all-inclusive stop. Students enrolled in clubPEP have the opportunity to engage socially, mentally, and academically with their peers under the caring and supportive supervision of our trained staff.

clubPEP incorporates classes, multi-week courses that go deep into a subject or activity like coding or cooking, and studios, facilitated spaces that allow for student autonomy like art, tabletop games, or math. clubPEP also includes snack, homework help, opportunities for free play, and structured activities both indoors and outdoors.
 
We know that the price for high-quality after school activities can be high. That’s why we have designed a cost structure that, when you pre-purchase, gets cheaper the more you use it. And now our families get a 10% sibling discount to help ease that cost even further.
Should you have any questions, please contact the PEP team at 626-765-1227 or pep@polytechnic.org.

busPEP

Safe, reliable, convenient, and affordable

busPEP, previously known as the Poly Bus Program, is a transportation alternative that helps everyone by reducing carline traffic, decreasing our carbon footprint, and making everyone’s day slightly less stressful.

busPEP offers two routes for families:
  • Route 1 serves our LA families by offering stops in Hancock Park, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz.
  • Route 2 serves local families by offering stops at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, La Cañada, and Glendale.
Each route has a morning option, arriving at 8:15 a.m., and two afternoon options, departing at 3:30 and 5:50 p.m. 

busPEP offers monthly passes for $100 and daily passes for $7.

Should you have any questions, please contact the PEP team at 626-396-6316 or pep@polytechnic.org.

Contact PEP

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Kevin Austin

    Kevin Austin 

    Assistant to the Director of PolySummer and Extended Day Programs
    626-396-6309
  • Photo of Jacklyn Clark

    Jacklyn Clark 

    Assistant to the Director of PolySummer and Extended Day Programs; Lower School Coordinator
    626-396-6308
  • Photo of Jonathan Fay

    Jon Fay 

    Director of PolySummer and Extended Day Programs; Upper School Mathematics
    626-396-6310