Intellectual Challenge and Curiosity

At the heart of Poly’s Upper School are ambitious students who are committed to intellectual, athletic, and co-curricular pursuits, service to others, and most importantly, building an authentic and supportive community. Nurtured by dedicated faculty and staff, Poly students thrive within a multi-faceted curriculum that promotes academic excellence, self-discovery, global citizenship, and leadership.

Exceptional foundational coursework, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses, allows Upper School students to explore each academic discipline and develop their potential in expected and unexpected ways. 

Upper School By the Numbers

  • Our community includes approximately 375 students 
  • Full-time classroom teachers 50 
  • Average students per class: 14

Virtual Tour of Poly's Upper School!

Welcome to the Upper School

Ara Brown
Upper School Director

Upcoming Events

List of 5 events.

  • Oct
    16

    Asian Affinity Group Peer Mentorship Kick-Off

    Peer-to-peer mentorship event for the Asian Affinity Group student-members. This event is open to the Asian Affinity Group student-members in Lower, Middle, and Upper School.
  • Oct
    17

    University of Chicago Admission Information Session

    Admission officers from the University of Chicago will share information on academic programs, student life, and the admission process with students from area high schools.
    South Campus - McWilliams Courtyard
  • Oct
    18

    CANCELED: Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

    Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Testing for South Campus (Athletics). Starts Thursday 9/2/21 on the Babcock Field softball diamond.
    Central Campus - Babcock Field
  • Oct
    19

    Upper School Debate Meeting

    South Campus - 401, South Campus - 402, South Campus - 403, South Campus - 404, South Campus - 405, South Campus - 406, South Campus - 407
  • Oct
    20

    School Photo Make Up Day

    For students and adults to retake school photo IDs and pictures.
    North Campus - Founders Hall