WHERE YOU ENVISION WHO YOU BECOME.

2021-2022 APPLICATION OPENS September 8, 2020

When you step onto the 25-acre campus at Poly Prep, you can feel the difference. Where high standards are set. Every challenge accepted and every risk encouraged and supported. Where differences aren’t merely mentioned but celebrated. Where everyone walks together with one goal:

to be the most extraordinary version of themselves.

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From the youngest student to the longest serving faculty member, Poly Prep asks the same of all who join its community: bring all of yourself in everything you do. For the pursuit of excellence isn’t just a phrase, it’s an attitude that enables every student to achieve greatness both here and every step beyond.

This is
POLY PREP.

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Where Vibrancy Meets Inquiry

To succeed in tomorrow’s world will require more than just outstanding test scores. Poly Prep’s academic program is singular because it prepares students not only to know the answers but also instills the intellectual curiosity to seek new questions. As diverse as it is rigorous, our curriculum meets real world issues in every grade and enable students to find their voices. Every classroom is teeming with thoughtful discussion, exploration, and collaboration to expand their intellect and nurture a lasting love of learning.

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Acceptance Rate of Poly Students Applying to a Top 25 College vs. National Average
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Poly People

Alumni

Diahann Billings Burford ’90, P’20

Diahann Billings Burford ’90, P’20 was the second girl to serve as president of Poly’s Student Government. “Diahann was a force of nature,” recalled Paul Raso, retired science teacher and former Student Government advisor.

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Charlotte Knutsen ’21

“[Charlotte] asks penetrating questions in class and is constantly using the classroom space to test and improve her thinking,

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William L. ’24

“William dedicates himself to excellence both in and out of the classroom.”

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Ryantony Exuma ’22

“Just like stringing notes together to create music, in French class, Ryantony strings together words, manipulates syntax, and applies grammar to express himself in such a thoughtful and euphonious manner…”

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Samantha Chan ’21

“Poly encourages students to seek help from teachers, lead meaningful conversations in class, and voice their opinions at community forums.”

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Addie Schoenberger

“Learning through wonder! I want to encourage students to learn about the world around them and ask questions. If the wonder about their environment starts at a young age, it will continue into adulthood.”

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Caesar Fabella P’18

“I want to engage my students through a process of self-discovery and interactive pedagogy. I want their experience of history to come alive through dynamic and hands-on activities that are student driven.”

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Channing Austin ’20

Third baseman Channing Austin, who played on Team NY at the National High School Baseball Championship in Houston in 2019, committed to play for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.

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Clover G. ’28

Clover G. ‘28 co-wrote a song called “Not Anymore,” which she performed with classmates at the Lower School Winter Concert.

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Kahaliah Sandy ’21

“Kahaliah has a great ear and confidence to carry out a conversation in Mandarin.”

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Nyla Welch ’20

With an exceptional talent for language, Nyla has traveled abroad through Poly’s Academic Travel program twice, to Martinique and France.

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Parsa A. ’25

During the seventh grade’s reenactment of the Constitutional Convention, Parsa had the leadership role of George Washington and proved to be a fair and responsible president of the convention.

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The Power
of Play

Instilling habits that build strong and positive mental and physical health is at the core of our athletics program. From our state-of-the-art facilities to our Olympian-training Head of Athletics, students have unmatched resources to understand the importance of physical fitness and develop a sense of confidence that can extend into the classroom and, further, into their lives outside the school.

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State Championships
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Recruited to play college sports
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sports can be practiced and played on Poly’s extensive on-campus facilities.

25 Acres of Wonder
and Inclusion

At Poly Prep diversity isn’t a buzzword, it’s part of the school’s fabric. It’s an authentic tradition that brings varied ethnic, academic, and socio-economic together in the pursuit of excellence. It’s a campus that presents a breathtaking bounty of natural space and modern resources that simply can’t be found anywhere in NYC. And it’s a place the creates agile students ready to navigate and succeed in the future. For those who choose it, the Poly Prep experience lasts a lifetime.

“My favorite part about going to Poly Prep is that I am able to find such an incredible group of people who want to see me succeed and care about my future,”Hallie Stephenson ‘20

With more than 40 bus routes that cover Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, Poly is never far from home.

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