6th Form · Applications

IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!

The turning of the calendar to August may mean we still have a few weeks before the opening of school, but it also means it’s time for our rising seniors to redirect their attention back to the Summer Checklist.  It is crucial that everyone arrives back at school having completed their summer “homework”, so that the fall… Continue reading IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!

5th Form · 6th Form · Applications

STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH

Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common… Continue reading STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH

6th Form · Applications

IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!

The turning of the calendar to August may mean we still have a few weeks before the opening of school, but it also means it’s time for our rising seniors to redirect their attention back to the Summer Checklist.  It is crucial that everyone arrives back at school having completed their summer “homework”, so that the fall… Continue reading IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!

5th Form · 6th Form · Parents

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: “THE GATEKEEPERS” BY JACQUES STEINBERG

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College by Jacques Steinberg “In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour… Continue reading BOOK RECOMMENDATION: “THE GATEKEEPERS” BY JACQUES STEINBERG

Parents

“STOP ASKING ABOUT MY KID’S COLLEGE PLANS”

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times addresses the anxieties and frustrations parents can have during the college process of their children. Both light and heartfelt, this article helps remind us that it’s important to support our children during these difficult years as they are the ones bogged down with the heavier anxieties… Continue reading “STOP ASKING ABOUT MY KID’S COLLEGE PLANS”

5th Form · Parents

SCENES FROM THE 2018 PCW / RECORDING OF THE 2016 PCW

Thank you to all the families that attended last weekend’s 5th Form Parents’ College Workshop! It was great to meet you all, and we hope the program was demystifying and illuminating. Also, a very big thanks to our four admissions representatives for running the program! (Thank you, Maddie, Jarrett, Rob, and Anne!)   Archived Recording of… Continue reading SCENES FROM THE 2018 PCW / RECORDING OF THE 2016 PCW

5th Form · Parents

SAVE THE DATES: V FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP ON FEBRUARY 9-10

SAVE THE DATES: FEBRUARY 9-10 On the evening of Friday, February 9th, and morning of Saturday, February 10th, the College Counseling Office will hold our annual 5th Form Parents’ College Workshop. This year we are welcoming four highly accomplished admissions representatives: * Maddie Brodeur, Assistant Director of Admissions, Northeastern University * Jarrett Saunders, Senior Assistant… Continue reading SAVE THE DATES: V FORM PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP ON FEBRUARY 9-10