Student Life, Clubs and Activities

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The Student Experience

Rarely do we hear Poly students say that they have too little to do! Active, inquisitive, and empathic, our students seem to have endless stores of intellectual and personal energy. The community they inhabit—and create—is characterized by demanding courses and extracurricular activities, supportive teachers, coaches, and deans, and countless opportunities to engage with each other and the world. 

At assemblies, we come together to share stories. In Student Government-led forums, students debate and disagree with inspiring honesty. In student publications, they share their interpretations and test out their ideas. In affinity groups, they discover the strength and affirmation that allow them to go out into the world newly confident and supported. Rarely are Poly students content to be defined by one activity or interest.

Affinity Spaces for students allow people who share an identity gather together. They are ever-evolving and are a vital part of student life programming.

Student Affinity Groups

  • Asian American Pacific Islander Unity (AAPI)
  • Christian Affinity
  • Foreign Heritage
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Indigenous American Awareness Alliance
  • Jewish Affinity
  • Lemonade
  • Male Allies
  • Masala – South Asian
  • Middle Eastern North African (MENA)
  • Multiracial Affinity
  • Neurodivergent Group
  • Queer, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QBIPOC)
  • Separated, Divorced Single Parents (SDS)
  • Umoja Males
  • Unidad
  • White Anti-Racist Alliance (WARA)
  • Women’s Affinity

Girls Who Code
Peer Tutoring
Model UN
Female Self-Defense and Polyglot
D&D and Coding Clubs
Female Athletic Wellness
Student Service Board

Upper School Clubs & Activities

  • A Cappella
  • African Dance & Drumming
  • Anime Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Blue Notes (all male a cappella)
  • Business & Professional Skills
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • CAF Club (Challenged Athlete Foundation)
  • Ceramics Club
  • Chess + Go/Weiqi
  • Christian Athletes
  • Classics Club
  • Coding Club
  • Coffee House
  • Communism Club
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Dance Team
  • Drawing Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ethics Club
  • Fashion
  • Female Athletic Wellness
  • Female Self-Defense
  • French Club
  • Girl Up
  • Girls Who Code
  • Harmonics
  • Healthcare for Girls in Need
  • History Club
  • International Student Association
  • Letter of Support
  • Magic The Gathering
  • Math Club
  • Mental Wellness Club
  • Model UN
  • Movie Madness
  • NFT Club
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Philosophy Club
  • Poly Book Club
  • Poly Prep Medical Club
  • Poly Record (Literary Magazine)
  • Poly Arts Journal
  • Polyglot (Yearbook)
  • The Polygon (Student Newspaper)
  • Special Olympics
  • Sports Debate Club
  • String Quartet
  • Student Athlete Action Team
  • Student Government
  • Student Service Board
  • Students Anticipating Change in Media (SACIM)
  • Table Tennis
  • Theater Tech Crew Club
  • Ultimate Club
  • Women’s Entrepreneur Club
  • Women’s Weightlifting Club
Club Fair on the field
Upper School Clubs Fair