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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | An Independent Co-ed School in Brooklyn, NY
    Visual Arts Technology Sustainability Diversity Library Policies Health Safety Explore Poly Prep Summer News Calendar News Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni Performing Arts Home Admissions Welcome to Poly Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Latest News Fourth Grade Raises Almost 6 000 with Fun Run Walk to Benefit Keep a Child Alive on Dyker Heights Campus Track Latest News Poly s Freshmen Form III Participate in an Earth Day Community Service Day on Friday April 22 Latest News Reflections by Poly Students on Their Spring Break Service Learning Trip to Cambodia Poly Community welcomes tenth Head of School Audrius Barzdukas Spring Admissions Tours are available please visit Poly s Admissions webpage Poly s 2016 17 openings and closings are available Spotlight Latest News Fourth Grade Raises Almost 6 000 with Fun Run Walk to Benefit Keep a Child Alive on Dyker Heights Campus Track Latest News Poly s Freshmen Form III Participate in an Earth Day Community Service Day on Friday April 22 Latest News Reflections by Poly Students on Their Spring Break Service Learning Trip to Cambodia Poly Community welcomes tenth Head of School Audrius Barzdukas Spring Admissions Tours are available please visit Poly s Admissions webpage Poly s 2016 17 openings and closings are available Poly Spotlight view all news Head of School 10th Head of Poly Prep Announced Poly Prep Performing Arts Home Poly s passionate performers need a new space Learn more by clicking here Poly Prep Summer Explore Poly Prep Summer 2016 Girl Up Middle School Girl Up Club Invites Community to Country Fair to Benefit Girls

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Freshmen Volunteer at 15 Sites in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island for Winter Service Day on January 22
    food pantry shelves with the soups beans and other canned goods Meanwhile back at Poly Elijah Sivin Co Director of Community Service History worked with ten Poly students who were mentoring students with autism from AHRC Middle High School I ve seldom been prouder of Poly students Sivin said Throughout the three hours we spent together all of our kids were mature caring thoughtful and fun In short they were the perfect companions for these disabled students My favorite moments were when the Poly students taught dances to the AHRC kids and then crowded outside to wave goodbye to them It really was a great day Romy Aran 19 told the Pulse why he volunteered to work at the 14th St Y service program I chose this program in particular due to the fact that it centered around the usage of design as a way of overcoming the various barriers that are commonly an issue in the development of products and concepts being able to apply design to world or community issues is something very valuable and we may see it grow to become a necessity in the years to come as we face larger and larger issues that require creative and cost effective approaches Megan Caro Admission Office Administrative Assistant who went along as a chaperone to the Lower East Side Ecology Center said we all learned a lot and had an absolute blast Brief Descriptions of Volunteer Work at All Sites 1 14th Street Y Gramercy neighborhood Manhattan Volunteer work We introduce the basic concepts of Design Thinking the innovative approach used by Google Apple and firms around the world to design anything from a toothbrush to an iPad to providing clean drinking water in refugee camps In the second half of the morning we will use these Design Thinking tools to address specific needs of the front desk staff and lobby at the 14th Street Y a vibrant and thriving community center in the heart of the East Village 2 AHRC Dyker Heights Volunteer work This organization will bring nine of their middle and high school students with developmental disabilities to Poly We will give them a campus tour do arts and crafts have lunch and get to know each other This is part of the process as Poly and AHRC explore the possibility of creating a mentoring relationship between their students 3 Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn Volunteer work Helping clients getting food in their supermarket style pantry or superpantry 4 Bowery Mission Lower East Side Manhattan Volunteer work At the busiest restaurant in New York City the mission serves more than 900 meals per day to poor and homeless men women and children who are doing everything possible to make ends meet 5 Brooklyn Jesuit Prep Crown Heights Brooklyn Volunteer work Tutoring students at this middle school serving low income families of diverse races ethnicities and faiths 6 Citymeals on Wheels Midtown Manhattan Volunteer work Delivering nutritious meals to homebound elderly New

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Headmaster David B. Harman Launches Poly Prep’s New, 3-Year Strategic Plan for the 21st Century
    grows exponentially and oceans of data become ever more accessible we want to focus our students more on specific analytical processes and the group discovery of knowledge than on the solitary acquisition of static or rapidly obsolescent facts For example as 9th graders study Macbeth and can access online apps to more quickly appreciate Shakespeare s sometimes archaic language and metaphorical complexity we want to enable them to interrogate more robustly the play s exploration of character power and morality in Elizabethan literature and society In Grade 6 science rather than expending excessive time on memorizing biological terminology we want to encourage project based learning and inquiry in the life sciences For instance we want to foster students ability to describe distinct variants of the common rock pigeon while modeling the principles in qualitative and quantitative terms of the biodynamics of living populations Responding To A Changing World Third rapidly changing local national and global circumstances require us to re assess what and how we teach and respond in ways that better prepare students for the challenges and opportunities ahead For instance the increasingly disruptive effects of global climate change obligate the school to make a deeper commitment to sustainability education The rapidly growing need for expertise in STEM disciplines science engineering technology and math means we must inspire more students to engage creatively with these disciplines At a time of tremendous cultural uncertainty the humanities and the arts are more important than ever before in helping us to experience the sublime define the modern understand personal political and collective identity and confront morally challenging situations as individuals and as a community Within New York City itself unemployment poverty housing public health and infrastructure renewal suggest that we may want to focus our students more on interdisciplinary approaches to urban history life and development How might we for instance re purpose for older students our Grade 2 interdisciplinary encounter with New York City s history and population borough by borough Enhancing Poly s Faculty and Our Infrastructure for Tomorrow In conjunction with our plans for curriculum and program renewal we must also ensure we continue to recruit retain and assess outstanding faculty while providing them with an environment that inspires student centered teaching and educational innovation We must identify resources and mechanisms for professional development even more aggressively than in the past as accelerating disciplinary change and pedagogical research alter classroom practice Expanding the diversity of our faculty is key as we seek multiple perspectives in our curriculum and a more inclusive school community We must ask and start to answer other important questions about how we will implement our plan too For example how can we best educate the whole child and improve student support infrastructure in terms of advising learning enrichment and support character and wellness programming co curriculars athletics and performing arts ancillary programs and study abroad and internship opportunities What changes additions or upgrades do we need to make to our technological infrastructure and physical facilities

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | The Country Day School
    day school experience mean today On our Dyker Heights campus Upper School students live and work together from early morning until early evening Most Upper School students are on campus for rehearsals clubs or athletic practice until they leave together on the late bus at 6 00 PM Twice a week students in the Middle and Upper Schools assemble together for a common learning experience Distinguished outside visitors might share their wisdom or students might discuss burning contemporary issues or urge their peers to join a community service project In the classroom and in their daily interactions students might also find their assumptions challenged their worldview shifting their vision expanding When this kind of learning takes place in a safe environment among friends and caring adults young people are truly able to understand and accept difference Dyker Heights Campus Our Park Slope Campus Launched in 1995 Poly s Lower School is housed in the landmarked and historic Hulbert Mansions in Park Slope Recently renovated with a beautiful and award winning addition Poly s Lower School was the first LEED certified green school building in New York City and the first such primary school in New York State Although the Lower School enjoys both a gorgeous enclosed play area and Prospect Park across the street it is not technically a country day school Nonetheless the safety and beauty of the building and our dedicated and engaged faculty allow us to offer Lower School students our country day school philosophy on a smaller more intimate scale Community an intellectually challenging curricula and the education of the whole child make Poly Prep Lower School a superb venue for young children and their families The Lower School also prepares students to take full advantage of our Middle and Upper divisions as well Park Slope

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Fund
    Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Poly s mission is rooted in its deep commitment to the strength of mind body and character A Poly education extends well beyond excellence in the classroom Passion is seen in the faces of our students on our athletic fields and on our stage Poly students are eager learners compassionate citizens and happy to be at Poly Each year Poly Prep relies on its annual fund Poly Fund contributions to provide the flexibility in making curricular and co curricular decisions to support our students Your participation in giving regardless of the amount is the most important way you can express your support for the school Help us reach 100 participating by making your gift today Click here to read our FAQs Become a Tower Society Member The Tower Society recognizes annual leadership giving by Poly Prep s most devoted alumni parents and friends The Society honors members for their ongoing generosity and provides them with opportunities to develop a closer relationship with Poly Note that matching gifts received by June 30 will be applied toward your Tower Society membership For more information on matching gifts please click here The 1854 Society 50 000 Blue Gray 25 000 Blue Devils 10 000 Poly Partners 5 500 Tower Level 2 500 Join Our Committee Volunteers are critical to the success of the Poly Fund Our committee educates our community on the importance of the Fund writes thank you notes to donors and helps with mailings Volunteering can also be an extremely

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Prep Summer 2016
    Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search Registration Summer Experience Day Camp Performing Arts Camp Summer Academic Programs Learn to Swim Programs Summer Specialty Camps Calendars and Open Houses This summer give your child the gift of discovery growth and fun Make it a Poly Prep Summer This year we have designed a summer for your child to remember Offering more than twenty unique programs Poly Prep Summer helps children grow in mind body and character through a spectrum of enriching opportunities We nurture the academic artistic athletic and social potential of each child through thoughtfully designed age appropriate programs led by passionate skilled professionals in a healthy supportive community all available on our green 25 acre campus in Brooklyn New York Our 11 week program begins on June 13 and includes Summer Experience Day Camp 6 weeks Waitlists for some age groups Performing Arts Camp 5 weeks Summer Academic Programs 4 weeks Specialty Camps Weeklong sessions available in June and August Learn to Swim 5 weeks Enrollment for Poly Prep Summer is first come first served Register

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | A Wrap Up of Poly’s Girls’ and Boys’ Successful Cross Country Season
    Technology Sustainability Diversity Library Policies Health Safety Explore Poly Prep Summer News Calendar News Daily Calendar Athletics Calendar Photos Videos Poly Publications Parents Bus Schedules Lunch Menus Alumni Support Performing Arts Admissions Welcome to Poly Upper School Middle School Lower School Tuition Financial Aid Meet the Admissions Staff Take a Virtual Tour Giving Giving Guide Poly Fund Tower Society Matching Gifts Give Online Performing Arts Poly Fund 2015 16 Search A Wrap Up of Poly s Girls and Boys Successful Cross Country Season 11 16 2015 Eric Muoio 17 Reports Girls Finished in Third Place and Boys in Fourth Place in the Ivy Prep League Championships Poly Prep s cross country team has completed one of the more successful seasons in recent team history Cross country as a sport is historically underappreciated which makes sense to a degree considering that it does not lend itself to spectators but Poly s cross country team trains hard nonetheless and manages to enjoy both team and individual success each year The team starts work in the third week of August However the team is expected to start work much earlier than this with offseason training in the summertime Some members of the team choose to go to The Running School in Upstate New York in August before preseason as well Both the boys and girls teams start in August and in some cases do not stop until the middle of November This year Poly participated in a variety of invitationals around the northeastern region These included the Bowdoin XC Classic in Wappingers Falls New York the Shore Coaches invitational in Holmdel New Jersey the Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and the Brown Invitational in East Greenwich Rhode Island These meets while being important for better competition are also a great opportunity for both teams to develop chemistry and come together for a period of time each week besides practices and the standard Ivy Preparatory School League meets This year the boys team came in 4th place at both Ivy Prep League championships and at NYSAIS New York State Association of Independent Schools championships It was the first year in a long time that the boys did not have a true front runner on the varsity team as past teams have featured members such as Hugh Kenny 14 and Peter Clark 15 However Derrick Simmons 18 took on the responsibility of being the team s 1 runner in a big way running under 14 20 consistently and running 14 01 in the Ivy championship Julien Hinz 18 Jett Williams 19 and Gabe Cannavo 19 were also two consistent runners toward the front of the pack as well The team also benefitted from consistent performances from Dennis Henneman 16 Hal Rockwell 17 and Matthew Littleton 16 When asked about his thoughts on the season Henneman said Out of the three years that I have been on the team this was the only year that every runner was just as invested in

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  • Poly Prep Country Day School | Poly Senior Lily Boyce '16 Exemplifies Character at Cross Country Meet
    on the side of the trail crying and unable to walk because of her injury Lily and another unidentified runner stopped to check on Marissa s well being but it was the actions of Lily that compelled us to contact the school administration Lily carried Marissa piggyback up a hill to a spot where she could await medical attention in a more convenient and comfortable manner before continuing on with her own race Unfortunately this selfless action caused Lily to come in last place for the race but it did not appear to negatively impact her spirit as she and Coach Adrien Ricci stopped by the medical tent to check on Marissa s injuries We will always be indebted to Lily for the compassion she gave to our daughter and to the life lesson that Marissa has learned from this incident Please share our gratitude to Lily and any others you feel should know about her unselfish actions As a surprise Coach Ricci asked Lily Boyce and her parents Patricia and Donald Boyce P 16 18 to come up on stage in Chapel Ricci presented Boyce with a Golden Compass When the Pulse spoke with Boyce last week she said she came to Poly as a junior last year joined the cross country team and after three seasons became captain She explained that on Saturday October 10 she was on pace to a personal best record in the 2 5 mile race hitting 7 minutes and 20 seconds at the halfway point Boyce was running on the course through the woods when she saw Marrisa lying alongside the path holding her knee and crying Boyce stopped and asked Marrisa if she could get up and run Boyce thought she would run along with her But Marrisa could not even walk

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