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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

4th Form · 5th Form · 6th Form · Parents

2017 NACAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE (BOSTON)

Last week, Ms. Haines, Mr. Coulombe, and Mr. Cross attended the 2017 NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) National Conference in Boston. This annual conference brings together all the players in the college admissions process including college and school counselors, college admissions representatives, independent educational consultants, community-based organizations, and educational vendors and exhibitors. We… Continue reading 2017 NACAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE (BOSTON)

6th Form · Applications

OPENING VI FORM MEETING DOCUMENTS

Last night, our sixth formers and post-graduates met in groups with their college counselors. Attached below are the documents we handed out (the meeting agenda, a checklist of important items to complete during September, and a sheet with important information you may need in order to complete your applications). Use these to help guide you through the… Continue reading OPENING VI FORM MEETING DOCUMENTS