Discover, Learn, and Play at PolySummer!

Embark on an adventure with PolySummer!

PolySummer opens up an exciting world of exploration and education for students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Dive into a diverse array of over 200 engaging courses, ranging from three to six weeks, allowing students to customize a schedule tailored to their interests. Whether it's mastering culinary skills, honing writing abilities, enhancing academic knowledge, or immersing oneself in Poly's outstanding programs, faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, PolySummer is the ultimate destination for an enriching summer experience!

Become part of the PolySummer community in Pasadena. Our courses operate on a first-come, first-served basis, ensuring everyone has a chance to embark on this educational journey. Create lasting memories this summer by embracing discovery, learning, and play at PolySummer. Join us for a summer you won't want to miss!

Important Note: Second session registration is closed for students in 1st-8th grades. Classes in this second session are full with some significant waiting lists, so unfortunately we've had to close registration for elementary and middle school students. Kindergarten and high school students are still able to register!

Changes for the 2024 PolySummer Season:
  • New schedule, new lunch periods which can be viewed in “Periods of the Day” below
  • Installment payments are 50% due at registration, 50% remaining balance due May 1, 2024
  • All final balances due May 1, 2024
  • No refunds past May 1, 2024
  • Starting June 1, 2024, there is a $40 per class-change fee

    * Please note we are currently adjusting the schedule to accommodate a few classes

Contact Us

The PolySummer Office can be reached at 626-396-6307 or

Important Dates

Sports Camps: June 10, 2024 - June 14, 2024
Session 1: June 17, 2024 - July 5, 2024
Session 2: July 8, 2024 - July 26, 2024
Combined Session: June 17 - July 26, 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Last day for refund of classes
All Final Balances due

Monday, June 3, 2024
$40 per class change fee begins

Friday and Saturday ,June 14-15, 2024
Check-In days for students attending Session 1

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Last day to change classes Session 1

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Juneteenth - Campus closed

Saturday, June 29, 2024
Check-In days for students attending Session 2

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Independence Day - Campus closed

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Last day to change classes Session 2

Important Information for Families

Class Schedule and Descriptions

PolySummer Periods of the Day

Period A: 8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
Period B: 9:35 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Period C: 10:40 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Period D: 11:45 am - 12:40 p.m.

(Lunch for grades K-4; classes for grades 5-12)

Period E: 12:50 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

(Lunch for grades 5-12; classes for grades K-4)

Period F:
1:55 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Period G:
3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Important Information for Families

About Financial Aid

PolySummer administers its own financial aid, separate from Polytechnic School. The financial aid fund is limited and awarded to families based on need and availability. A completed form, along with the appropriate documents, is required to process the application. For Poly families who have their information submitted to Polytechnic School’s Clarity Application, only the completed application is needed.

Unfortunately, families with incomplete applications and missing forms will not be considered.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact Lorena Santos, or at 626-396-6304.

Teaching Assistants at PolySummer

The application for Teaching Assistants for PolySummer 2024 can be found here. Deadline to apply is March 20th at 6:00 pm.

Should you have any questions regarding the PolySummer Teacher Assistant (TA) Program, contact Robin Barnes at 626-396-6680.

It is encouraged that potential employees present any questions rather than their parents.

PolySummer Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jonathan Fay

    Jon Fay 

    Director of PolySummer and Extended Day Programs; Upper School Mathematics
  • Photo of Ana Lorena Santos

    Lorena Santos 

    Associate Director of Summer Programs
  • Photo of Kevin Austin

    Kevin Austin 

    Assistant Director of Extended and Summer Programs
  • Timothy Huang 

    Assistant to the Director of Summer and Extended Day Programs