High School Placement
Starting Early for Success
Beginning in seventh grade, our high school placement director works with students to start researching various options to identify their best-fit high schools. By beginning to consider high schools in seventh grade, students and families can consider local, regional and national options before the busy schedule of eighth grade dictates a managed process. Through online research, open house visits and general assemblies, we help guide families through all application stages and give them time-critical information about targets, deadlines, etc.
Preparing Students Well
Students practice with mock interviews to ease the potential stress of the admission interview. Additionally, one-on-one meetings with the High School Placement Director focus on specific questions parents and students may have. Students are encouraged to spend a day at each high school they're considering to learn about curriculum, meet current students and faculty, and hear about extracurricular activities. Some students travel to nationally recognized boarding schools as another option to consider for their next four years of education. In preparation taking the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination), a standardized test required for admission to independent schools, an eight-week test prep course is given help students become comfortable with the testing process and to learn time-management strategies begins on campus.
High School Preview Night
Local, regional, national, day and boarding school admission representatives visit campus each fall to showcase their programs. This helps families get to know the schools on a more personal level, and to make better-informed decisions.