Polytechnic School

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1030 E California Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 396-6300

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Grades: K - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 859

Students Per Teacher: 9

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30 Parent Reviews for Polytechnic School

When searching for a high school, please keep in mind these student quotes from a recent Poly newspaper article: Junior year has already proven itself to be completely exhausting....It definitely takes a toll on all aspects of my life, because there never seems to be time for anything besides academics. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/12/13

Poly is an academically strong school, but really only works for kids who learn by traditional methods. Any students with learning disabilities are "counseled out" pretty quickly. We watched them vanish over the years. Teachers vary as in most schools, but we were always surprised that so many weak ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/03/13

Polytechnic. Both my kids were Pre K -12. Great experience on all counts. 1000 applicants for 100 openings speaks volumes.

Posted by a other on 05/10/13

Poly is not for everyone, but those that can handle it will end up with a world class education. All of my siblings went to Poly and went on to ivy schools where they found the work challenging but not impossible due to Poly's challenging work load that requires students to be disciplined and self motivated. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/03/12

Polytechnic is not for every kid. I have two children, one at Poly and one at another local school. My son who attends Poly has been there since pre K and is currently in high school. He has excelled in every grade level and is a straight A student. However, he is a fast learner, competitive and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/12

Pasadena Polytechnic School is a poor fit for most children. The school emphasizes busywork homework to the extreme. The focus on rote learning is disappointing. Bright, creative students don't belong here. It is probably best for the B to B+ level student whose parents are rich workaholics. Be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/27/11

Poly is by far the best school in the area. I graduated in 2010 and have found the academics of college to be a lot easier for me than for my friends who went to other high schools. Poly prepares us to be successful in later. Some people are giving Poly low ratings because of "more than 4 hours of homework". ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/22/11

Unsatisfactory. This is school is miserable. I hate it. All they care about is money .. more money... and money again. They assign too much homework as well. Teachers are supposed to limit their homework to 50 minutes an evening per class, about 4 hours a night. This school clearly doesn't follow this ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/30/11

Poly is, without a doubt, one of the best of not the best independent school in California. The student-teacher ratio (7.5-1 in Kindergarten) is not to be beaten anywhere. The student body is socially and economically diverse. The curriculum is well-rounded and focuses on teaching the 'whole child' ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/10

This school is miserable. The leadership is awful - the school only cares about money, money, money - it is a trade school for the wealthy with no values, no character - no spirit - just dollars. In 100 years of existence, there is no real success story - this school can point to as alumni - they weed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/10

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Pasadena schools — Polytechnic School is located at 1030 E California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91106. 1030 E California Blvd is in the 91106 ZIP code in Pasadena, CA Polytechnic School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 12.
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