Lower School Application Process

Steps to apply: Kindergarten

Children applying to kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2017. 

1. Open house reservations can be made on our admission portal for entry into the 2017-18 school year. Lower School Open House dates are listed below. 
 
2. Please access the admission portal and complete and submit the online application, along with the (non-refundable) $100 application fee. The Lower School application deadline is Dec. 9, 2016. Fee waivers for qualified applicants are available by contacting the financial aid officer at 626-396-6326.

3. Schedule your child's kindergarten readiness assessment with Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) by visiting their website. Fee reductions for qualified students are available through ILS.

4. Applicant visits (playdates) are a required part of the admission process. This playdate is an opportunity for us to get to know your child. As applicants are in the classroom, parents and guardians are encouraged to stay on campus during this time to participate in question-and-answer sessions with school administrators, current Poly parents, and students. Please note: The sooner you submit the application, the more flexibility you will have in scheduling an interview date on the admission portal.

5. Kindergarten Teacher Recommendation Forms are now completed online. The applicant's preschool teacher will receive a secure link to a confidential recommendation. These forms should be completed by Jan. 13, 2017. 

Steps to apply: Grades 1-5

1. Open house reservations can be made on our admission portal for entry into the 2017-18 school year. Lower School Open House dates are listed below. 

2. Please access our admission portal and complete and submit the application, along with the (non-refundable) $100 application fee. The Lower School application deadline is Dec. 9, 2016. Fee waivers for qualified applicants are available by contacting the financial aid officer at 626-396-6326. (Note: Parents of students who applied last year to kindergarten, second, or fourth grades and wish to reapply for the next grade level should contact the Admission Office at 626-396-6320 for an application fee waiver.)

3. Teacher Recommendation Forms are now completed online. The applicant's homeroom teacher will receive a secure link to a confidential recommendation. These forms should be completed by Jan. 13, 2017.

4. Parents of students applying to grades two through five should complete the Parent/Guardian section of the Authorization for Release of Student Records (refer to the Supplemental Forms on the admission portal) and give the form to the applicant’s present school. These forms are due in Jan. 13, 2017.


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