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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Performing Arts Summer Camp Coming to Park Slope

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

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Poly Cultura

PolyCultura 2022 Celebrates Belonging

PolyCultura celebrates belonging in this year's diversity festival.

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“Serving Up Sustainability” with Re:Dish

Poly goes greener with new sustainability partnership.

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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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Combatting the Arrival to a New School

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Be Part of Poly’s Service Saturdays

Poly community bands together to serve our larger Brooklyn community.

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Lower School Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage

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

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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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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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What in the Blue Devil Is Going On?

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

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New roles, new faculty 2021-22

Taking on New Roles at Poly This Fall

The new school year brings fresh faces and new roles to Poly.

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We did it year end wrap up

Poly Highlights from a Most Unusual Year

On campus, in pods, 6-feet apart, wearing masks, online, the Poly community rallied together and made it through the 2020-21…

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Pop Up Vaccine Clinic at Poly Prep

Pop-Up Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Students

An on-site Pop-Up Pfizer Vaccine Clinic makes it easier for students ages 16+ to get a COVID vaccination.

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Dr. Donald Earl Collins Poly Connected speaker

Poly Connected: Tackles ‘Cancel Culture’

“Cancel is overused in the way that ‘woke” is overused.”

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Poly Honored with CCE Award James Ogilvie and Wendy Banner

Poly Honored with CCE Award

Poly was honored by the Consortium for Customized Employment, a project of Job Path.

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Confronting Anti-Asian Discrimination

Confronting Anti-Asian Discrimination

Students came together for a Confronting Anti-Asian Discrimination Assembly, organized by Poly’s Asia Society.

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Poly Connected Dread Scott

Poly Connected: Social Change through Art

“I make revolutionary art to propel history forward.”

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PolyCultura: A Celebration of Diversity Through The Art of Storytelling & Connection

“Our hope is that, over time, the stories we tell... connect and uplift us as a community.”

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Plans for Spring at Poly

In-person classes for all Middle and Upper School students are coming in March.

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Poly Connected Camille Rich

Poly Connected: Other People’s Stories

Camille Rich facilitated Poly Connected, part our school's ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.

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Vacs for Vax Ethan Gilbert ’22

Ethan Gilbert ’22 Spearheads VACs for Vax

Student helps Poly get vaccinated with his VACs (Vaccine Appointment Crew) for Vax.

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Lunar New Year ox

Kindergarten A Shares Lunar New Year Celebration with Lower School

Parents shared a presentation about Lunar New Year celebrations and traditions...

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Working to Stay Ahead of the Virus

Poly is innovative in its approach to keeping the community safe.

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Dr. Omari Keeles

Poly Welcomes Dr. Omari W. Keeles as Its New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Omari W. Keeles will take on the role of Poly’s new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as of…

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How I Got Here speaker series Minya Oh P’33 and Dr. Armin Tehrany ’87, P’23, ’25

Listen to Perspectives on Career Pathways

We were very pleased to have as our latest guest speakers in the “How I Got Here: Advice, Counsel, and…

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Lower School Virtual Festival of Lights

Virtual Festival of Lights Shines Brightly

A pandemic could not dim the lights on a longstanding Lower School December tradition. Our celebration of the Festival of…

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Diwali artwork

HUGs API Hosts Lower School Celebration of Diwali

HUGs API, one of Poly's parent affinity groups, hosted a colorful Diwali celebration with Lower School.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety at Poly: Behind the Scenes of Outdoor Learning

Meet some of the people working to keep Poly safe during COVID-19.

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Lower School Ally Week 2020

Lower School Celebrates Ally Week in Rainbow Colors

Lower School joined with other schools around the country in celebrating Ally Week.

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HUGs Fosters Unity & Inclusion at Poly

HUGs, Poly's parent led groups foster inclusion and fellowship among families and advocate for an equitable and just environment.

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How I Got Here Speaker Series

New Speaker Series Focuses on Inspiring Career Paths

Poly Prep's new speaker series invites accomplished professionals to engage with students about career paths.

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Keith Wiggs

Poly Welcomes New Director of Major Gifts

Poly Prep welcomes its new Director of Major Gifts Keith Wiggs..

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Poly Remembers Those We Lost on 9/11

Joining the nation on this tragic anniversary, Poly commemorates the attacks of September 11, 2001 by remembering the 10 alumni…

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Audrius Barzdukas

Back to School: Turning Challenge into Opportunity

School must go on. Head of School Audrius Barzdukas P'20 announces that Poly Prep is reopening both campuses...

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Summer in Quarantine: In Their Own Words

The summer is winding down. In final part of our three part series check out what students and alumni are…

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Summer in Quarantine: In Their Own Words

In Part 2 of our three part series hear what students and alumni are doing this quarantine summer....

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Faculty Seek to Improve Learning & Equity

Poly faculty attended professional development workshops with the goal of improving learning and equity in our classrooms.

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Tasha Fonstein

Summer in Quarantine: In Their Own Words

Alumna Alexandra Nava-Baltimore ’20 reached out to fellow recent grads and Upper School students...

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Freedom from Bias: Poly Parents Do Anti-Racism Work

How do parents help children understand police brutality and street protests? How can we learn about overlooked parts of American…

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Opeyemi Laniyonu

Meet Opeyemi Laniyonu, Poly’s New Director of Annual Giving

Opeyemi Laniyonu has joined the Advancement team as Director of Advancement...

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12 Notable Guests

Guest Speakers Roundup: Highlights from 2019-2020

Notable historians, authors, and even a SpaceX engineer were among the many guests who came to Poly to enrich our…

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The Poly Podcast

This spring Poly launched The Poly Podcast. Each short, conversational episode features Poly faculty and staff and offers an informative…

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Lunch & Learn Workshops

Lunch & Learn Workshops: A Space for Students to Discuss Racism

Following the murder of George Floyd, faculty and students led Lunch & Learn Workshops on June 9 to give Grades…

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Class of 2020 Commencement

Poly Celebrates Its 163rd Commencement

The day the Class of 2020 had been looking forward to arrived on June 12 at 11 AM when Poly…

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Austin Somers '20 Senior Speaker

Austin Somers ’20 Is 2020 Commencement Senior Speaker

The Class of 2020 chose Austin Somers ’20 to represent them as the Senior Speaker at Commencement 2020 on June…

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Emily Weinstein '20 Joseph Dana Allen Award Winner

Joseph Dana Allen Award Winner Emily Weinstein ’20 Is 2020 Commencement Speaker

Emily Weinstein '20, recipient of the Joseph Dana Allen Award was one of two student speakers at graduation.

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Class of 2028 4th Grade Graduation

Lower School Celebrates the Class of 2028

“The world is crying out for change, and while there are not a lot of answers, I remain hopeful and…

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Class of 2024 Moving Up

Grade 8 Moves Up

One word to describe the Class of 2024 is resilient. “This year has been turbulent enough to tell you that…

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Virtual Lifer's Lunch

Oh, How They’ve Grown: Poly Seniors Look Back

The annual tradition took a different form this year, but the sentiments were stronger than ever. Every May, members of…

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Creating Community in Virtual Poly

Maintaining a sense of community is vital during Virtual Poly. Middle and Upper School clubs, Assembly, Community Time, and Virtual…

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Community Service in a Pandemic

Poly students have found a number of wonderful opportunities for virtual community service during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting a variety…

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Coffeehouse Rocks Virtual Poly

It was Friday afternoon and anyone looking for some fun only had to check out Poly’s Virtual Coffeehouse on May…

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Poly Recognized with U.S. Army Community Partnership Award

Poly Prep—the only high school in the group—was one of 10 organizations across America to win the U.S. Army’s Community…

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Lower School Prospect Park Cleanup

Poly Prep’s 8th annual Prospect Park Cleanup took place on a gorgeous day in November 2019, and brought out the…

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Diwali Kindergarten

LS Celebrates Diwali in Kindergarten

Several parents of Poly’s Kindergarten students came to class one morning to tell the children about the Hindu festival of…

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