Polytechnic School facts

History

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

Faculty and Staff (2014-15)

  • Faculty and staff: 198, full and part-time 
  • Ethnic diversity: 27%

Athletics (2015-16)

  • Student participation rate: 82% 
  • Fall teams: 16 
  • Winter teams: 13
  • Spring teams: 14 
  • Coaches: 85
  • Walk-on coaches: 44
  • Varsity teams with faculty/staff coaches: 21 out of 25

Performing Arts (2015-16)

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

Students (2016-17)

  • Ethnic diversity: 48%, as self-reported 
  • Average class sizes: 
    • Kindergarten through second grade: 14-15 
    • Third through fifth grade: 22-23 
    • Middle School: 18
    • Upper School: 17

Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Students with financial aid: 23% 
  • Average financial aid grant: $19,500

Board of Trustees (2016-17)

  • Trustee members: 21

Summer Programs (2016)

  • Student composition: 22% Poly students
  • Courses offered: 230
  • Partnership for Success! in conjunction with Pasadena Unified Schools

Tuition (2016-17)

  • Lower School: $26,400
  • Middle School: $30,900
  • Upper School: $34,800

Academics (2015-16)

  • AP courses offered: 17 (courses offered in rotation) 
  • AP exams administered: 647 taken by 239 students, 89% were 3 or above
  • Seniors accepted at highly-selective* universities: 75% 
  • National Merit Semi-finalists and Commended students: 36%
* Institutions with an admit rate of 30% or lower

Finances (2015-16)

  • Endowment: $62 million 
  • Revenues: 
    • Tuition: 81% of operating costs 
    • Endowment Income: 8% of operating costs 
    • Annual Fund: 10% of operating costs 
    • Other: 1% of operating budget

Advancement (2015-16)

  • Active alumni: 5,063
  • Total Annual Fund gifts: $3.325 million
  • Participation in Poly Fund:
    • Current parents: 91%
    • Alumni: 22%
    • Faculty and staff: 80%
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