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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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Blue Notes 10th Anniversary

Blue Notes Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

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

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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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Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Students Win Scholastic Art Gold Key Awards

Students earn prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing awards.

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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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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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Sarah E. Brook sculpture

Artist Sarah E. Brook’s Sculpture Installed

New sculpture becomes part of Poly's landscape.

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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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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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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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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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Sarah E. Brook blue hallway

Sarah E. Brook’s Artist Residency Illuminates Poly

“I want my work to make you think about how you see...”

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Michael Robinson Met Gala dress close-up

Art Meets Activism: Michael S. Robinson Garment Wows at Met Gala

Head of Arts Michael Robinson's garment wows viewers at the Met Gala red carpet.

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Dan Doughty, Director of Music

Dan Doughty’s New Role as Director of Music

Dan Doughty will lead N-12 music programs and align co-curricular opportunities, such as our Poly Conservatory.

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Middle School Musical Godspell Junior.

Spotlight on Poly’s Middle School Musical “Godspell Junior”

Imagine learning dance steps by Zoom and keeping your right and left foot straight...

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Visual Arts Debuts Virtual Exhibition in May

Visual Arts Debuts Virtual Exhibition in May

Poly Prep Visual Arts to debut first-ever school-wide virtual art exhibition...

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Upper School Musical Songs for a New World

Preview of the US Musical “Songs for a New World”

Poly's Upper School Musical "Songs for a New World" debuts virtually on March 26.

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Middle School’s Grades 7 & 8 Play Goes Virtual

Enjoy a preview and cast comments from our upcoming Middle School play.

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The Redemption/Blossom courtesy of Tawny Chatmon

Poly Context: Artist Tawny Chatmon on Celebrating the Beauty of Black Childhood

The Poly community was treated to a unique glimpse into the creative process and inspiration behind the work of acclaimed…

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Competitive “Speechies” Succeed in Virtual Events

Competitive Speech is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the virtual stage...

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Winter Concert 2020

With New Technology & Resilience the Winter Concert Will Go On!

Poly's Performing Arts shares a sneak peak of our 2020 Winter Concert.

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Love, Shakespeare cover art

How Love, Shakespeare Conquers All Obstacles

The upcoming Grades 11 and 12 play, Love Shakespeare, offered challenges unlike any other Upper School production, beyond learning the…

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Ghost Story play key art

Prepare for a Scare: “Ghost Story,” the Grades 9/10 Play Debuts

Grades 9 and 10 perform six original plays commissioned by Poly...

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Poly Conservatory Marisa Triola '24

Poly Conservatory Is Part of Vision of Poly as a Cultural Center

Poly Conservatory aims to strengthen the school's performing arts program and help establish Poly as a cultural center.

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Boys studying under tent by Josiah Bartholomew23

Photography Class Documents Outdoor Poly

Upper School photography class collaborates on a photo documentary project of our outdoor learning experience.

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Poly Prep Grade 4 students play

Grade 4 Creates Pure Joy on Xylophones

Lower School music teacher Jennifer Nelson delights with an xylophone concert on the steps...

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Collage of dancers Ariana DiCarlo '23, Adrianna Neal ’23, Atiya Pope '23

Heard on Campus: Dance

What's it like for students at Poly during outdoor and online learning?

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Summer Digital Photography - Martine Fiore

Exploring the Language of Light

What makes a photograph most interesting, most successful as a work of artistic interest? That is a question visual arts…

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Advanced Dance Class Is New York Tough

Advanced Dance Class Is New York Tough

In the Advanced Dance class final video project, “NY Tough,” dancers expressed their lives during quarantine, accompanied by the words…

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Hallie Stephenson New York Theater Festival

Original Play by Hallie Stephenson ’20 Accepted into Winterfest New York Theater Festival

Aspiring actor and playwright Hallie Stephenson ’20 often performed on the Poly stage, and now, her original play, The Virgin’s…

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Grade 3-4 Virtual Spring Concert

Grades 3 & 4 Find New Ways to Collaborate in Music and Dance

Collaboration was key to bringing to life this year’s Grades 3 & 4 Spring Concert and Dance performance on June…

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Middle School New Yorker magazine cover art

Night (or Day) at the New Virtual Poly Museum

This week, Poly opened the doors to its first art exhibition in the Virtual Poly Museum. To kick off this…

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Upper School Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Creativity runs through the rooms and hallways of Poly, so when it’s time to put it to paper, our teachers…

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Afternoon of Student Choreography African Dancers

Afternoon of Student Choreography

Movement… color… sound… leaps and pirouettes… every year, it all comes to life in Poly’s annual Afternoon of Student Choreography.…

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Elizabeth Meryman image

Upper School Advanced Drawing and AP Art Classes Make New Connections With Art Editor Elizabeth Meryman

Another reason a Poly Arts education is so special: Elizabeth Meryman, art editor during the 1990s for the nationally recognized…

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Winter arts concert

Winter Arts Festival

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Mosaic garden tiles

Middle School/Upper School Create A Mosaic Treasure Garden

Have you seen the the beautiful Mosaic Treasure Garden yet, near the greenhouse? It’s the result of an inspired, creative…

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Arts stools project

Grade 4 Students Take on the Great Art Stool Project

Bursts of color, foreign landscapes, classic portraits. Surrealism, realism, still lifes. Our fourth graders choose artwork that speaks to them,…

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creating and curating

Creating and Curating with the Brooklyn Museum

As part of a new class, Creating and Curating with the Brooklyn Museum, June D. ’23 was inspired by the…

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8th grade thespians

Grade 8 Drama Class

Poly’s Middle School drama students excelled among over 150 students from New York State who competed for two days in…

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Screening of ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Leads to Lively Panel Discussion

On a cool evening in March 2019, the Poly community gathered in the Richard Perry Theatre for a screening of…

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Art History

US AP History at MET for Art of Native American exhibit from the Charles ’52 and Valerie Diker Collection

As part of their visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Poly’s AP Art History students and their teacher Laura…

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