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Jordan Millar listens as fellow students rehearse her string composition.

String Ensemble to Perform Work by Poly Student Composer

“Iridessa” by Jordan Millar '24 to be performed at Winter Concert 2022.

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Poly Athletes celebrate fall sports achievements - girls' volleyball champs

Student-Athletes Win Big in Fall 2022

Blue Devils are celebrating an awesome championship fall season.

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Human solidarity rainbow flag on the oval at Poly Prep

Poly Celebrates Solidarity Week

Solidarity Week brings both campuses together in celebration of inclusion, respect, and belonging.

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Poly on Film The Orville

Poly on Film Features TV Series Producer and Editor

Tom Costantino ‘89 is our featured guest at upcoming Poly on Film event.

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Alumni Polygon editors visit current journalism students.

Former Polygon Editors Revisit “How We Talk When We Talk About Race”

Former Polygon editors discuss their 2018 long form article about race with students.

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Joseph McElroy

Poly Writers @ Poly

Author Joseph McElroy ’47 treated students to an engaging literary lunchtime talk.

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Middle School Clubs Green Devils Lantern Fly Trap

Spotlight on Middle School Clubs

See what some of Poly's Middle School students are up to during club time.

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David Gauvey Herbert ’03 speaks to journalism students

Alumnus Shares Stories of His Life as Investigative Journalist

David Gauvey Herbert ’03 gives students personal insights into investigative journalism.

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Lucia Zaremba

Student Lobbies Lawmaker for Lifesaving Legislation

Upper School student proposes lifesaving law to NY state senator.

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News NYU and Robotics students

NYU Grad Students Mentor Robotics Team

Poly Robotics Team partners with NYU grad students.

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Middle School Character in Action Awards - Celia C.

Character in Action Awards

Each week, Middle School students are recognized for their integrity, honesty, and respect for others.

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Softball Victoria Eanes throwing

There’s No Place Like Home (Field)

A field worthy of Poly's softball champions is on the near horizon.

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Julissa Velazquez and Cinthya Sanchez dancing

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage at Upper School Assembly

Led by Unidad, Poly celebrated the music of Hispanic and Latine cultures at assembly.

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US Clubs Fair Collage

Upper School Clubs Fair 2022

It was a smörgåsbord of opportunities at the Upper School Clubs Fair!

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Writing Center Opens

Grand Opening of New Writing Center

Newly reimagined writing center offers resources for all students.

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Dan Doughty

Dan Doughty to Receive 2022 Spirit Award

It's music to our ears. Dan Doughty is Poly's 2022 Spirit Award winner.

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Poly on Film: The White Goddess movie poster

Poly on Film Features Alumna Filmmaker

Meet indie filmmaker and Poly alumna Eugina Gelbelman '09 at Poly on Film.

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Susan Beiles

Susan Beiles: 43 Years of History

History made. Beloved teacher Susan Beiles is taking on a new role at Poly.

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Polygon Conference story

Preseason for Student Journalists

Journalism students build skills and meet professional reporters...

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Poly Faculty Awards

2022 Teaching & Learning Awards

Teachers and staff were honored at this year's Teaching & Learning Awards.

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Poly Prep Summer Faculty Professional Development

Faculty Summer Learning Yields Inspiration

Faculty summer learning makes for new inspiration in our classrooms.

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Kym Carter

Olympian Kym Carter Is New Athletic Director

New athletic director brings a wealth of experience to Poly.

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Eason Yao / Hongze Yao NYC

Feeling Caught Between Two Worlds

An exchange student reflects on identity and belonging between two worlds.

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Baseball player running

Spring 2022 Sports Recap

How did we do? Here's the Spring Sports rundown from The Polygon.

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Sam Turner dance class

Pirouettes and Philosophy with the New Dance Teacher

Trying something new can shift one's perspective beyond expectations.

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Geometry Class with Ira Feldman

New Ball Field Measures Up

Outdoor learning was back when geometry class took over the new baseball field!

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Commencement 2022

Poly Celebrates 165th Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

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Jake Zrihen ‘22

Joseph Dana Allen Award Winner Jake Zrihen ’22

Joseph Dana Allen Award winner Jake Zrihen spoke at Commencement 2022.

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Senior Speaker Ryantony Exuma ’22

Senior Speaker Ryantony Exuma ’22 Reflects on Lessons Guiding Him Forward

Ryantony Exuma ’22 was the Senior Speaker for the Class of 2022 at Commencement.

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Cum Laude 2022

Congratulations to Poly’s Class of 2022 Cum Laude Inductees

Congratulations to Poly's newly inducted Cum Laude Society members!

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Much Ado About Math 2022

Much Ado About Math

Much Ado About Math celebrates students' mathematical triumphs.

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Major Awards 2022

Upper and Middle School Major Awards 2022

"Today we celebrate the very best among us."

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Summer Camp children

Performing Arts Summer Camp Coming to Park Slope

Poly's Performing Arts summer camp is coming to Park Slope!

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College Matriculation 2022

The Class of 2022 Heads to College

Members of Poly’s Class of 2022 will head off to 67 different colleges across the country and around the world.

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AP Chem Lab experiment

What Color Is Spinach? AP Chem Lab Breaks it Down

Dr. Gail Horowitz and Francisco Ruiz ‘24 tackle the leafy green question.

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Blue Notes 10th Anniversary

Blue Notes Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

Happy 10th anniversary to Poly Prep's Blue Notes!

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Computer Science Alumni

Computer Science Alumni: Where Are They Now?

The impact of Poly's Computer and Information Science program extends to college and beyond.

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Afternoon of Tech robots

Techies Unite at Poly’s Afternoon of Tech

Drones, robots, and more! Families had a blast at Afternoon of Tech.

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Dr. Micha Tomkiewicz Holocaust presentation

Holocaust Survivor Is Guest Speaker at Assembly

"Through education, we strive to prevent future Holocausts.”

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Poly Cultura

PolyCultura 2022 Celebrates Belonging

PolyCultura celebrates belonging in this year's diversity festival.

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Computer Science graphic

Computer Science & Information Skills Ignite the Imagination

There's no shortage of engaging and skill-building Computer Science electives coming this fall.

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Polygon Track & Field NYSAIS

Poly Track Takes on NYSAIS

A "multitude" of Track & Field students qualified for the NYSAIS Championships!

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Lower School Carnegie Hall

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Four Lower School students were selected to play at Carnegie Hall Link Up Virtual Concert.

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Lower School Computer Science girls working together

Life Is a Boolean Logic Statement Inside a Conditional

Technology skills at Lower School are full STEAM ahead.

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Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein with The Disordered Cosmos book cover

Cosmologist Highlights Intersection of Physics and Social Justice

Theoretical physicist takes Poly on a journey into "The Disordered Cosmos."

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Lower School Women's History Oratory Contest

Lower School’s First Women’s History Oratory Contest

Lower School students wowed judges with moving poems and speeches.

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National History Day Triola and Dorsch

Two Students Earn Honors in NYC History Contest

Students earn honors and advance in National History Day competition.

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Black Power-Black Arts - Mia Edwards artwork

Black Power-Black Arts

History, culture, and art merge "In Color and Mind: The Visions and Words of Malcolm X” project.

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re:dish story

“Serving Up Sustainability” with Re:Dish

Poly goes greener with new sustainability partnership.

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Matt Roventini new baseball field rendering

Community Invited to Grand Opening of Matt Roventini Field

Don't miss the first pitch on Poly's brand new Matt Roventini Field!

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Early College Decision Polygon

Exploring Early Decision

Seniors explore college early decision and what it means for them.

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Jerell Jones Football Coach

Jerell Jones Is Poly’s New Head Football Coach

Meet Poly's new Head Football Coach Jerell Jones.

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Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Students Win Scholastic Art Gold Key Awards

Students earn prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing awards.

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Stellene Volandes '89 Context

Poly Context: Alumna Illuminates Dazzling Jewels in History

Guest speaker gives a tour of history through vibrant jewels.

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Lola Pitman

Mile-High Adventures

Read about a student's transformative experience at a wilderness school.

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Boys' Basketball student athletes

A Closer Look: Starting Freshmen on State Champs MVB

Find out more about the rising talent on Poly's Boys' Basketball team.

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How I Got Here Dr. Kobi Abayomi

Data Scientist Maps Music with Listeners

Dr. Kobi Abayomi P’28, Senior VP Data Science at Warner Music Group talked about his career path with students.

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José Oliveras

Art & Science: Teacher Explores Jorge Luis Borges and Quantum Physics

José Oliveras shares academic scholarship and reflections with fellow teachers.

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US Musical Curtains

“Curtains” Is a Mystery Wrapped in Musical Comedy

Get ready for a rousing in-person performance of the whodunnit parody!

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Journalism class

US Journalism Class Publishes The Prep

Journalism students hone writing and interviewing skills for "The Prep."

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HBCU week students taking virtual tour of Howard University

Poly Hosts Its First HBCU Week

During the week, students met HBCU alumni who shared their experiences and more.

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Jamelle Bouie

Poly Context Features New York Times Columnist Jamelle Bouie

New York Times columnist discusses Tyler Stovall's book with students.

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R. Zamora Linmark Author Visit

Middle School Hosts Author R. Zamora Linmark

Popular Filipino American author R. Zamora Linmark connects with students.

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Middle School students with dean

Combatting the Arrival to a New School

Find out how deans create a warm environment for new students.

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Poly on Film Marshall

Poly on Film Features Bio Pic “Marshall”

Don't miss the discussion with film producer Jon Sanger '61 and others...

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First Aid CPR Club

CPR/Sports Medicine Club Is a Lifesaver

Student club offers lifesaving skills for emergency situations.

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Winter Art Show Sigourney Heaton work

Digital Winter Visual Arts Exhibition

Explore more than 140 student works from our Winter Visual Arts Show.

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Lama Tenzin creating mandala 2022

Lama Tenzin Returns with Message of Compassion

Lama Tenzin created sand mandala of compassion using symbolism.

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Read-a-Thon 2021-22

25,000 Minutes of Reading and Counting…

The reading competition between teams Blue and Gray is underway!

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Sarah E. Brook sculpture

Artist Sarah E. Brook’s Sculpture Installed

New sculpture becomes part of Poly's landscape.

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Poly Prep Class of 2022 Early College Admissions Results

Early Decision College Results Are In

Early Decision results are in! Congratulations to the Class of 2022.

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Fall Sports Champs Girls' Volleyball

Back in Action 2021: Highlights of Poly’s Fall Sports

Poly Prep's fall athletic season is in the books. Here are some highlights!

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Poly on Film Why Did You Kill Me?

Poly on Film Features True Crime Documentary

Fans of true crime stories to speak with alumni filmmaker and Special Counsel...

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Elektra Urbatsch '23 water polo action shot

Elektra Urbatsch ’23 Is Headed to Pan Am Games with USA Water Polo

Poly athlete will represent the USA at the 2022 Pan Am Games in Brazil.

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Isabella Saul '22

Tennis, Anyone?

Polygon's Carly Pyles '22 recaps the Girls' Tennis team's stellar season.

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Grades 7&8 play A Christmas Carol

PolyARTS Presents a Holiday Classic

No "bah humbugs" here... Grades 7&8 bring "A Christmas Carol" to life.

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Poly PM Spectacular STEM

Poly PM Is a Hit

After-school programming offers Middle Schoolers a smörgåsbord of fun and engaging options.

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One Love Community Fridge

Service Learning Guest Speaker Inspires Students to Give Back

Asmeret Berhe-Lumax, founder of the One Love Community Fridge, offered students an easy way to give back.

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NYC Slavery Tour story

NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

History students visit stops on the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour.

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The Everyday Grind Polygon student story

The Everyday Grind: Hustle Culture at Poly

Emma Spring '22 opines about school "hustle culture."

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How I Got Here speaker series with Dr. David Petrou P’34 group photo

Google Software Engineer Shares Insights

Students interested in computer technologies met with Google engineer Dr. David Petrou P’34.

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Middle School Students Build Robots

Grade 6 Tech Class Builds AI Computer Vision Kits

Watch out Siri and Alexa, Grade 6 explores machine learning and so much more...

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Museum play poster art

Preview of the Grades 11/12 Play “Museum”

The Poly community is invited to visit Tina Howe's comedy, "Museum."

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Dancer and choreographer Winston Dynamite Brown instructs students

Professional Artists Return for In-Person Middle School Dance Classes

Professional artists return for in-person dance classes as part of Poly's Arts Partnership program.

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Party Book

Party Book, Fundraiser or Friendraiser? Why Not Both?

Party Book is a parent-led fundraiser and community builder that features dozens of events.

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service learning saturdays at one love

Be Part of Poly’s Service Saturdays

Poly community bands together to serve our larger Brooklyn community.

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Ramesh Laungani

Dr. Laungani’s Strategies to Make Science Approachable

Scientists must modify their communication to engage wider audiences.

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Zach Udin at British Museum

Math History Student’s Quest Led to British Museum

Student searches the British Museum for an ancient tablet of cuneiform writing.

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Lower School salsa dancers greet students at lower school

Lower School Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage

Vibrant salsa dancers greeted students as they arrived at Lower School.

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AI scholars program social media icons

Marisa Triola ‘24 Completes A.I. Scholars Program

Student learns fundamentals of AI and completes "Fake News Detection" project.

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Homecoming 2021

Poly Goes Big for Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021 was a blast! Enjoy a recap of the day's events.

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Dr. Robert Aston

Dr. Robert Aston Guest Lecture to Graduate Students in London

Dr. Robert Aston was invited to speak to graduate students in London.

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Blue Devil illustrator Ken Niimura

Meet the Illustrator Behind the New Blue Devil

Meet the artist behind the design of Poly Prep's new Blue Devil.

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Maite Iracheta summer professional development in Mexico

Maité Iracheta Connects with Mexicayotl Movement in Summer Professional Development

World Languages teacher immerses herself in native culture in Oaxaca.

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9-Man Poly on Film series

Poly on Film Looks at a Uniquely Asian-American Sport

Framed in Chinatown history, this documentary brings viewers into a gripping 9-Man streetball battle.

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Blue Devil teaser

What in the Blue Devil Is Going On?

Time for a change... the Blue Devil gets a new look!

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Grade 9 & 10 Play: The Outsider

Live ARTs Is Back: Grades 9&10 Play “The Outsider”

The Richard Perry Theatre is ready for its grand return to in-person performances! Poly Arts is excited to present our…

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Harold Eric Theurer ’13 Daddydelphia

Young Alumni Collaborate on Animated TV Pilot

Harold Eric Theurer ’13 and fellow alumni debut award-winning animated pilot.

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Climate Change professional development

Climate Change Education

Science teacher Debbie Van Ryn attends climate change seminar.

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