Our Program


Brooklyn. Queens. Manhattan. The Bronx. Staten Island. Diverse backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and worldviews all converging in one school for one aim: academic excellence. Poly is a reflection of the unique melting pot that is NYC. We believe that creativity, personal drive, an open-minded and academically rigorous environment where differing backgrounds and opinions converge, are the keys to success.

From Nursery though Upper School, our academic programs are designed to prepare students for the future and foster a lifelong love of learning. We are committed to offering our students a daily life filled with engaging classes and experiences across a wide range of disciplines that expand a child’s intellect, nurture a love of the arts, develop problem-solving skills, and build a sense of community and teamwork.

Upper School Curriculum Guide

For the latest information about Advanced Placement courses, departmental electives, Science Research course, independent study, please see the latest Upper School Curriculum Guide.

Academic Resources

Poly is proud to offer many opportunities for learning and accelerated curricula, both within and beyond the classroom walls – as well as resources to ensure your child is on the right academic path. Please visit the following for more information about:

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  • Academic Excellence & Honor Societies

    Poly offers students numerous academic awards in the Middle School and Upper School to recognize and celebrate student achievement
  • Dean System, Mentoring, and College Advising

    Each incoming middle schooler and 9th graders is assigned a dedicated dean who remains with your child throughout his or her respective school career. Your dean is your family’s advocate and direct contact to Poly. The individualized academic guidance, care, and support that the deans give to your child is invaluable for your child’s education trajectory from their younger years through the college planning process. 
  • Global Study Abroad

    Each year, as part of Poly's commitment to 21st century world citizenship and global literacy, we offer several study abroad trips for Upper School students. 
  • Graduation Requirements

    Find out all the details about Poly’s academic requirements for graduation
  • Internships

    Poly’s Internship Program is designed to help students in grades 10-12 explore fields related to their interests – and gain real-world experience.
  • Libraries

    Each of our campuses houses an amazing library that creates learning environments that are conducive to study, collaboration, and inquiry. 
    • Our beautifully renovated historic Joseph Dana Allen Library empowers Middle and Upper School students to be conscious creators and consumers of media and information and helps them develop research and critical thinking skills. Fascinating guest speakers and authors are also invited throughout the year to give educational talks in an intimate setting.
    • Our Lower School library resides in the welcoming front parlor of the Prospect Park West mansion. It offers our younger students numerous reading-centered programs including author visits, which promote enthusiasm for books and reading.
  • Student Life, Clubs & Activities

    Beyond its academic program, Upper School students have the opportunity to engage in any number of after-school clubs and activities.

Lower School

50 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 | (718) 768-1103

Middle/Upper School

9216 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11228 | (718) 836-9800