The goal of Poly Prep's Athletics Program is to promote character, confidence, self-esteem, and mental and physical health in all Poly Prep students. The Athletics Program begins in the Early Childhood and Middle School Divisions, where students learn about fairness and sportsmanship through a variety of games and through the introduction of basic skills. As they move through the program, students learn about their own physical fitness, setting personal goals and establishing healthy conditioning levels that we hope they will maintain throughout their lives.
On our Dyker Heights' campus, the Jordan Center for Physical Education and Dance becomes a key part of the program. Here, the physical education staff helps boys and girls increase and maintain their physical fitness using cardiovascular and weight training equipment. We believe that the personal attention of the physical education staff and coaches helps young people develop a sense of confidence that can extend into the classroom and, further, into their lives outside the school.
Poly's extensive facilities also include tennis courts, an indoor/outdoor pool, a track, a health and wellness center, the Novogratz Center for Athletics
featuring nine state-of-the-art squash courts and wrestling center, as well as playing fields for soccer, softball, football, and lacrosse. Poly students can participate in any of the seventeen sports currently offered, including cross-country, football, hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, track, wrestling, lacrosse, softball, track and field, golf, squash, tennis, and swimming. In all sports, coaches teach and reinforce the values of the school, requiring commitment, loyalty, self-discipline, and integrity of all players.