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Poly Prep’s Upper School program reflects our students’ extraordinary–and extraordinarily diverse–talents and interests. Collaboratively, we work to cultivate the skills, confidence, and resolve to live a life of purpose and meaning, in high school and beyond.

We invite you to join us in this journey. Together, we will prepare and inspire the next generation of diverse leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination, and, above all, character.

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Academic Excellence

Our Upper School curriculum challenges students to move beyond their existing assumptions and understandings, celebrate the creative tension that differences generate, and hone critical thinking and communication skills that will serve them throughout their lives. From 9th to 12th grades, students join a community of learners — including faculty, deans, advisors, and other mentors — who encourage and inspire them to excel, especially by taking the intellectual risks that academic and personal excellence requires.


Poly Students


Hank Schilling ’24

“Poly understands how sports and academics are equally important in students’ lives. We have a wide array of sports to choose from and many teams to join both in Middle School and Upper School. There are facilities and fields for almost every sport you can think of.”

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Anne Lopez ’27

“I love the arts and Poly let’s you express yourself and what you love to do. Not all schools let you be that creative.”

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Khari Freeman ’24

“There are so many good people around and there is always someone you can ask for help when you need it.”

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MaKiyah Turner-Hicks ’24

“I decided to come to Poly because of its amazing extracurriculars. I’m really interested in theater, visual arts, language, and sports, and Poly offers all of them.”

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Margaret Cochran ’26

“From a dramatic musical to creating an abstract painting. Poly has so many classes from which you can choose what you really want to do.”

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Nathan Nguyen ’24

“What I like best about Poly cannot be limited down to a single simple word or phrase.”

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Positively POLY

Discover how Poly’s student-centered approach provides families a partner in social-emotional health, setting goals, and course selection, as well as navigating the college process—from search and admissions to financial aid.