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"The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size."- Albert Einstein

From Nursery to Grade 12, Poly Prep is where curiosity and collaboration shift perspectives and open minds.

Each day at Poly is filled with engaging classes and experiences that will expand your child’s intellect, nurture a love of the arts, develop problem-solving skills, and build a sense of community and teamwork.

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Diversity,
Excellence,
Character

Our whole-child educational philosophy derives from our commitment to diversity — of individuals, viewpoints, experiences — and the intellectual and moral excellence that it generates.

Our mission is to educate individuals who are distinguished by intellectual and moral courage and give them the tools and resources to become agents of change in their communities, our country, and the world.

At Poly, education is a joyful act of creation that inspires students and teachers alike to pursue excellence — their own and others'.

Poly People

Faculty

Angela Gittens P’23

“The highlight of my teaching career is having alumni return to tell me that seeds for their love of speaking other languages were originally planted in my classroom and that they travel throughout the world using their language skills beyond the walls of a classroom.”

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Faculty

Jean Belford P’24

Jean’s AP Computer Science Principles class won the AP Computer Science Principles Female Diversity Award that recognizes Poly’s commitment to female diversity, as well as the girls’ interest and enthusiasm for computer science.

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David Reid

“Teaching is at its richest when it’s not teaching, but learning—learning together, exploring questions without answers, and finding the limits of knowledge.”

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Enriching lives
and
inspiring
minds

Poly’s teachers are lifelong learners who model for our students the joys, challenges, and rewards of intellectual growth. Their love of learning is a bedrock of the strong relationships they forge with students.

This is why current and former students alike often note that the teachers at Poly not only challenge them inside the classroom but emboldened them to pursue their passions outside of it as well.

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