Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California has selected Ian Symmonds & Associates for research and consulting services. Our work will begin this spring and continue through the summer and fall. We are pleased to welcome Polytechnic School to the ISA family.
In 1907, Polytechnic School became the first nonprofit, independent school in Southern California, enrolling 106 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. True to its name and to the educational philosophy of the day, Poly’s curriculum emphasized both academics and manual arts—from English and math, to sewing and woodworking.
Fifty years after the school’s founding, the decision was made to expand the educational program through the 12th grade. Poly’s Upper School campus opened in 1959, and in 1962, the first senior class graduated.
Today, Poly remains an ambitious, forward-thinking school community—one devoted not only to scholarship but also to the creative arts, the camaraderie of team sports, the joy of service to others, and the welcoming spirit of friendship—here on our historic campus and around the world.