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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
November 19
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$51,484
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid
$42,601
From Poly Prep Country Day School

Since 1854, Poly Prep has prepared students to be their best selves. We graduate smart, resilient, and empathetic young men and women who engage in the world around them, seeking to learn, do, and lead. A rigorous academic curriculum, rooted in interdisciplinary study, is enhanced by vibrant arts programs, sports programs that range from recreational to highly competitive, and top-notch extracurricular activities, like our champion debate team. From Nursery to 12th grade, Poly students call two lush, verdant Brooklyn campuses “home” in the city’s most dynamic and diverse borough. Come visit.

Poly Prep Country Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
212 responses
Average ACT
31
93 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Chapel
    19%
  • Oasis Night
    19%
  • Field Day, Dance Concert
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Musicals
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,156
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $76,677
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,587
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $710,490
    National
    $184,700

    Poly Prep Country Day School Reviews

    86 reviews
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    I love Poly Prep because it is outstanding all around! Most of my friends are excelling in several areas. Poly offers amazing opportunities to excel in academics, clubs, athletics, and the arts. My class is very diverse with students coming from all five boroughs and beyond. Poly faculty are super supportive, encouraging, and give a lot of individualized attention. There is no other school I would rather be graduating from! I'm already beginning to miss it.
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    Poly Prep provides the best education, enrichment and opportunity to it's students. This is mostly due to it's highly qualified teachers. Although Poly Prep is best known for sports, it is equally important to acknowledge other outstanding areas that serve the community with absolute excellence, like Poly Arts and Performing Arts, the language departments, advanced learning and science, math and technology. College readiness is top of the line. Response at COVID times has been incredible in terms of preparedness and readiness . The school could be more diverse by giving more leverage to all minority groups and distributing more evenly financial aid resources. The school should also provide more acknowledgment to effort in academics and good grades and promote more initiative and leadership among the students.
    My experience at Poly has been enriched by the abundance of resources and opportunities offered to me, including the chance to participate in study abroad programs and nationwide conferences. These rich experiences have given me the tools needed to be a young adult with a curious mind, unafraid to pursue my passions. The community is very supportive, and at Poly I was fortunate to have met some of my closest friends.

    Even though Poly has had some issues in the past regarding diversity, we have never stopped trying to come together to be better as a community. Over the past few years, I've witnessed Poly's efforts to embody a productive and inclusive "community", the unpoken word in our motto: Mind, Body, Character.