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: 857

Students Per Teacher: 9

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33 Parent Reviews for Polytechnic School

I am a graduate and a parent. I found the education excellent. The school creates an open caring environment. The lower and middle school provide a reasonable academic emphasis - particularly as compared to it's more aggressive counter-parts in the community. The upper school will prepare one for college ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/22/15

A single word describes Polytechnic School: complacent. It seems to define itself by what it is not: not developmental, not progressive, not traditional. We find it difficult to figure out what the goals school actually have, although one thing it seems to focus on is teaching children how to follow ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/13/14

Poly is fine in the lower grades, but not a school for everyone in the Upper School. The teachers are inconsistent in terms of quality. While some are good, most are just acceptable. The students are pressured by their parents (and the school) to workworkwork. And work some more. If that's what you want, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/26/14

Poly is a good school & has an excellent reputation in the University community; it does well preparing its upper-tier students for the next level of academia. It's lower school is good, & its middle school is just okay. The lower school Dir. is excellent & she has done an outstanding job improving the ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 04/15/14

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

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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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