Polytechnic School facts

History

  • Founded: 1907 
  • Campus size: 15 acres 
  • Buildings: 27

Students (2017-18)

  • Ethnic diversity: 51%, as self-reported 
  • Average class sizes: 
    • Kindergarten through second grade: 14-15 
    • Third through fifth grade: 22-23 
    • Middle School: 18
    • Upper School: 16

Faculty and Staff (2017-18)

  • Faculty and staff: 199, full and part-time 
  • Ethnic diversity: 28%

Tuition (2017-18)

  • Lower School: $27,500
  • Middle School: $32,100
  • Upper School: $36,100

Financial Aid (2017-18)

  • Students with financial aid: 21% 
  • Average financial aid grant: $20,649

Academics (2016-17)

  • AP courses offered: 17 (courses offered in rotation) 
  • AP exams administered: 654 taken by 244 students, 85% were 3 or above
  • Seniors accepted at highly-selective* universities: 80% 
  • National Merit Semi-finalists and Commended students: 35%
* Institutions with an admit rate of 30% or lower

Athletics (2016-17))

  • Student participation rate: 82% 
  • Fall teams: 16 
  • Winter teams: 13
  • Spring teams: 13
  • Coaches: 90
  • Walk-on coaches: 43
  • Varsity teams with faculty/staff coaches: 20 out of 25

Performing Arts (2017-18)

  • Performances: 25 
  • Lower School: 9 
  • Middle School: 7 
  • High School: 9 
  • Student participation in Upper School musical: 24%

Summer Programs (2017)

  • Student composition: 17% Poly students
  • Courses offered: 545
  • Partnership for Success! in conjunction with Pasadena Unified Schools

Finances (2017-18)

  • Endowment: $67 million 
  • Revenues: 
    • Tuition: 81% of operating costs 
    • Endowment Income: 8% of operating costs 
    • Annual Fund: 10% of operating costs 
    • Other: 1% of operating budget

Board of Trustees (2017-18)

  • Trustee members: 23

Advancement (2016-17)

  • Active alumni: 5,116
  • Total Poly Fund gifts: $3.86 million
  • Total participation:
    • Current parents: 91%
    • Alumni: 23%
    • Faculty and staff: 82%
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