Why Poly?

When asking “Why Poly?” we have found the best answers are from our students. Here are some of our favorite responses:

“Poly is family!”
As a K-12 school, we have the privilege of watching children grow up under the caring guidance of all adults in our community through various forms of advisory groups and schoolwide activities designed to foster social emotional growth, student advocacy skills, and deeper connections.

“There are so many types of classes and activities in all different subjects.”
Poly loves learning from the world, from each other, and from the best leaders in education. Students, teachers, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents all have unique passions to bring to the table. We love projects, performances, and presentations. We host speakers, parent education programs, film series, book clubs, professional development, and cultural events to continue community engagement.

“I feel like I have a voice in what happens on campus.”
From our quietest kindergartners to our most well-spoken seniors, we encourage students to be actively involved in expressing their views, passions, and concerns. Poly is inclusive. Our classroom practices, arts, sports, and other extracurriculars are designed to extend the student experience, develop student opinions, and provide an environment for all students to express their best selves.

“There are so many fun traditions.”
Poly honors tradition, lives in the present, and looks to the future. We prepare our students to be successful in an ever-changing world. Long-standing traditions, such as the 100-year-old Poly Pet and Hobby Show, keep the school grounded in its history, while constant research and discussion help maintain and expand our program standards.

“You can try everything!”
We believe in a well-rounded program. The Poly experience combines intellectual challenges, athletics, outdoor education, community outreach, arts, and global programming to expose students to as many experiences as possible in safe and exciting ways. Learning is dynamic — and is not just done in the classroom!

Voices of Poly

The Poly community comprises many different voices. These videos offer just a glimpse into the myriad activities, ideas, questions, journeys, and people you will discover on and off our campus and in the extended Poly family around the world. Enjoy!
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