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University of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell By Nicolette Weinbaum I’D LIKE TO SAY this to all of the well meaning

adults who have been constantly inquiring about the status of the college applications of me and the rest of the Class of 2012… ENOUGH ALREADY! After all, I know you have the best of intentions. But you need to put yourself in our shoes. We need reading glasses after poring through tens of thousands of pages of FiskeBarronsKaplanPrincetonReview guide books that falsely promise to pick The Right Colleges for us. We’ve stared at our profile until we’ve gone cross-eyed. We lay awake at night terrified by traumatic experiences at endless college fairs that feel more like flea markets of so called higher education. In short, we’re all a bunch of nail biting basket cases right about now. The adults don’t even realize how intrusive they’re being with their socalled innocent questions. Their idea of small talk is only about the Most Important Decision of my life… For example, my dad’s good friend Tony patted me on the shoulder the other day and said “Hey kiddo, heard you took the SATs recently! Tell Uncle Tony how’d ya score?” Like any good SAT multiple choice question, I had four potential



responses from which to choose. A) “Wow look at the time! Good talking to you. I have to go wash my hair.” B) “I’ll show you my SAT scores if you show me your tax returns.” C) “Didn’t your young girlfriend take them a few years ago? How’d she do?” D) All of the above. But more often than not, the well meaning adult cuts right to the chase, and asks us “So, have you chosen your school yet!” Um, hello? There are only about 4,352 colleges… Why don’t you let me sleep on it and I’ll get back to you first thing tomorrow? My friend Julia’s dad takes a different tact. He is one of those parents that love to brag about how great his alma mater was, as if my agony of choosing colleges is a time capsule for him to boringly reminisce about “the best time of his life.” The fraternities, the parties, the freedom, the girls! Ho-hum, he probably didn’t even notice when I walked out of the room while he prattled on about days gone by. What began as an annoying intrusion now just developed into an irritating story about a 50-year-old man’s glory days. Perhaps worst of all is the adult who tries to impress by suggesting he has an “in” to get me through the admissions process to his super prestigious school of choice. Two things are certain of this particular kind of adult: 1. They are making this “special offer” to every college bound teenager within the tri-state area. 2. They can’t do jack to help you. It’s an ostentatious power play meant to give a false impression of importance and influence. God forbid you should take them up on their offer, your phone calls and emails will go unreturned. Maybe I protest too much. When I really think about it, these people mean well, whether they’re sincere or not. They’re genuinely concerned about my future. Despite their good intentions, this is a road I walk alone. (Well, my parents are trailing close behind with their check books to pay those nasty tuition bills.) Believe me everyone; you’ll be the first to know when I get my acceptance letter from Harvard. Nicolette Weinbaum is the Features editor of Inklings News at Staples High School in Westport, CT. She is a member of the Class of 2012.

INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOO OL GUIDE DAY SCHOOLS Wooster School Danbury, CT What do you look for in a school? Challenging academics? Competitive sports? Innovative arts? Dedicated teachers? Small classes? The latest technology? A beautiful campus? WOOSTER SCHOOL

and photography; private music lessons; and technology-infused learning. Athletes may try out for the 32 Upper School teams. Upper School (9 to 12) provides an outstanding college preparatory curriculum within the context of a strong liberal arts tradition. Academic excellence is promoted through independent study, colloquia, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Sophomores are eligible for our unique Year Abroad Program in France or Spain; all seniors participate in Senior Independent Study; “self-help” is a community philosophy wherein children and adults act as stewards of the School; and 100 hours of community service are required. We have talented, professional artists and musicians who bring their passion and skills to their classrooms. Sports teams compete in a 45-member Association as well as in New England Tournaments. Experienced counselors support students in the college application process. They explore their intellectual aspirations, personal goals, and career plans. Recent graduates have attended Amherst, Bard, Barnard, Boston College, Brown, Cambridge (UK), Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, NYU, Pratt, Princeton, RIT, RPI, Tufts, UMichigan, UPenn, Wesleyan, and Williams. 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, CT. 203/830-3916

Laurelton Hall Milford, CT Prepares Its Students for the Rigors of College Study Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, is a Catholic college preparatory high school founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy. Set on a beautiful 30-acre campus centered around a Victorian mansion built in 1864, the school prepares girls to become competent, confident and LAURELTON HALL

These are important qualities of a fine school, and Wooster is one of the finest. Since 1926, Wooster School has provided the premier educational experience in Northern Fairfield and Westchester counties. But a firstrate education is more than just the sum of its parts: Maybe what you’re really looking for is the best place for your child to grow up! Located on the Ridgefield/Danbury border, our scenic campus of over 100 acres provides a safe and peaceful environment that offers a variety of habitats for experimentation, direct study, and outdoor fun. Central to its educational mission, Wooster has maintained a longstanding commitment to diversity in its student body, staff, faculty, and Board of Trustees. We cultivate the intellectual, creative, athletic, spiritual, and ethical development of our students – for their benefit and for the good of the world. Lower School (Pre-K to 5) emphasizes the joy of learning, integrating language arts with reasoning to create lifelong readers, writers, and problem solvers. A science lab, a foreign language initiative, computer skills, thematic units, varied athletics and recreational facilities, and a myriad of innovative events and programs are just some of our unique features. Middle School (6 to 8) offers a challenging curriculum taught in small groups by dedicated teachers. Students work with their advisors to navigate through the waters of early adolescence, while preparing to become autonomous learners. We feature classes in Latin, French, and Spanish; math classes grouped by ability; hands-on science; required geography; field trips integral to the curriculum; studio art, sculpture,

compassionate women. Students are challenged to succeed in a rigorous academic program and to give of themselves — especially to those in need. The well-rounded curriculum fully prepares students for the rigors of college study, with demanding honors and advanced placement classes offered in all academic disciplines. Known for its many competitive sports teams, Lauralton also has a proud history of athletic excellence. In addition, numerous clubs and activities are offered to meet the interests of every girl. Since Lauralton believes character formation is as essential as academic achievement, WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM


INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE the school’s unique mission incorporates the core values of its founding organization, the Sisters of Mercy: compassion and service; educational excellence; concern for women and women’s issues; global vision and responsibility; spiritual growth and development; as well as collaboration. Students are encouraged to pursue knowledge, recognize truth and respond to the needs of others. As the oldest Catholic collegepreparatory high school for girls in Connecticut, Lauralton attracts more RIDGEFIELD ACADEMY

than four hundred students from throughout New Haven and Fairfield counties. Centrally located in historic downtown Milford and within walking distance of the train station, students arrive by train, car or bus, seeking the same rigorous preparation for college as the more than 6,000 alumnae who have passed through Lauralton’s halls for over 100 years. Lauralton Hall encourages all interested young women in grades six, seven, and eight as well as transfer students to consider the Lauralton advantage for their high school years. Students are welcome to spend a day at the school visiting classes and meeting faculty and students. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at (203) 877-2786, Ext. 144. 200 High Street Milford, CT.

Ridgefield Academy Opens New Research and Media Arts Facility Ridgefield, CT A child’s early educational experience significantly impacts the way they see themselves and the world around them. Research indicates that the critical education years from preschool through grade 8 are when skills are developed, confidence is built, character is formed, and a love of learning is instilled. For over 35 years, Ridgefield Academy, an independent coeducational day school located in Ridgefield, Conn., has helped educate children in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our teachers inspire students to



think critically, work collaboratively and communicate effectively. RA’s curriculum combines the traditional, core subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies with a rich program of music, art, world language and drama designed to inspire students and spark their creativity. New Writing, Research and Media Arts Wing This fall, the Academy opened a 5,800 square foot writing, research and media arts facility that offers filmmaking, animation, digital art and photography courses. The writing lab is monitored by an English teacher who uses modern technology to teach writing/editing skills, as well as how best to use technology to conduct responsible and authentic research. Courses in the Media Arts enable students to expand their creative skills while learning new ways to tell a story. Teachers in all subject areas are incorporating the use of these technological tools to enhance their coursework and further engage their students. A School Built on Values The RA school community is a caring community built on a foundation of shared values. In all areas of school life, students model and reinforce the principles of respect, responsibility, fairness, and service to others. Service learning is incorporated into the curriculum to engage children in meaningful activities that reinforce the importance of service to others. Focus on Communication An important part of becoming a confident learner is mastering the tools to effectively communicate your ideas to others. At Ridgefield Academy, children are taught oral and written communication skills as early as preschool. In second grade, children engage in a formal public speaking curriculum and are given ample opportunity to practice these skills through the curriculum. Every graduate completes his or her educational journey with a personal graduation speech that highlights the success of RA’s Public Speaking Program. The Right Secondary Placement Ridgefield Academy dedicates itself to helping each student find the right secondary school for the next step of his or her educational journey. This is our commitment to every eighth grade student. The Head of School and the Head of Upper School lead each student through a sequence of steps designed to help prepare, plan, investigate and consider a wide range of high school options. Throughout the process, students and families are guided and supported. The RA Difference Many families have discovered the difference the Ridgefield Academy experience can make in their child’s confidence and development. By utilizing a comprehensive curriculum delivered in a supportive school environment, Ridgefield Academy helps students build a strong foundation for future success. For more information about Ridgefield Academy, visit or call Libby Mattson at (203) 894-1800


BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOLS The Storm King School: Sharing the Spark Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY Sometimes, it takes a mentor’s insight to help us see our own abilities. For Jeremy Freeman, chair of the English Department at The Storm

As a mentor to others, he gets to see people learn about themselves and their lives. He recently helped a student who was struggling with a college essay by asking her to envision a conversation with her grandmother, who had died a few years before. “The student’s eyes lit up, and she wrote beautifully. Students know everything. You just have to help them see it.” During the summer, Mr. Freeman developed two new courses, worked on his degree, tutored some students, and enjoyed the outdoors in Texas and New York. Now, he is working closely with Storm King students, helping them find their own inner sparks. The guidance he received from two mentors continues to inspire him, and his students are the beneficiaries of that energy. Visit or call David Flynn at (845) 534-9860. Mr. Freeman and the rest of The Storm King School community are eager to welcome you for a visit. 314 Mountain Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

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King School, that happened twice. The first took place when he was a graduate student at Yale Divinity School. A professor saw the makings of an excellent teacher in Mr. Freeman and suggested pursuing a part-time teaching job. Soon after he started teaching his first class, Mr. Freeman knew that his professor had recognized a spark within him that he didn’t realize was there. The second time happened years later. After completing his Masters of Arts in Religion, Mr. Freeman moved to Colorado and immersed himself in building a house. As he worked, the idea that he should be a teacher continued to grow. Then his former high school English teacher in Texas wrote to ask if he was interested in teaching English, once again seeing a potential that might have gone unnoticed. For four years, Mr. Freeman taught English literature and Latin at his old school, and he recognized once again that his mentors had been right. Mr. Freeman moved to the Hudson River Valley, and once again he immersed himself in working with his hands. For two years he worked as a carpenter and stonemason. The seed planted by his mentors germinated some more, however, and ultimately he responded once again, teaching in Texas for a year and then joining The Storm King School faculty in 2008. Now, he is serving as a mentor himself, helping others the way he was helped. In addition to his roles as a teacher, coach, and dorm parent, Mr. Freeman is earning an L.P. (licensed psychotherapist) degree; last year he spent more than 150 hours practicing at a nearby clinic. He juggles that schedule along with all his other duties, always keeping personal connections high among his priorities. “It is important to make yourself available for impromptu chats about something bothering a student. I’ve learned to pause, slow down, and come back to the important things. All we have is the here and now.”

Rindge, NH Hampshire Country School is a small boarding school designed for boys of high ability who want to please their teachers but whose impulsivity or idiosyncrasies keep getting in the way of their good intentions. It may be a good option for the boy who has managed elementary school because of supportive teachers and a comfortable structure but who is likely to struggle with the complex demands of a large middle school. The school offers a friendly environment, a good education, a peaceful rural setting, and a wide variety of after-school and weekend activities. The best entering age is 8 to 11 years old. Students may remain into high school. The elementary education program, through 6th grade, is designed to strengthen skills and knowledge in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies while accommodating students who may be significantly advanced in some areas (perhaps, reading) and seriously deficient in others (perhaps, writing). The secondary program, beginning with 7th grade, is more traditional. Students move from one subject teacher to another for courses in English, history, science, math, and a foreign


language. A typical class has 3 to 5 students. School work is important at Hampshire Country School, but so is life after school and on weekends, when students have time for scheduled activities and also for spontaneous play. Boys who have been afraid of organized sports discover the fun of informal soccer or Wiffleball. Those who have been isolated find other students who share their interest in WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM


INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOO OL GUIDE Legos, complex board games, or obscure bits of knowledge. Those who have been without friends in other places realize that the boys with whom they explore a stream, build a fort, and sled down “death-defying” hills are, in fact, their friends. All this happens because Hampshire Country School is a manageable world where life can be exciting but is not overwhelming. Both scholastic and behavioral expectations are high but with the realization that bright, sensitive, energetic children may become stubborn, move around too much, blurt out remarks they should not, or explode in unnecessary meltdowns. Hampshire Country School is not for the child who intentionally misbehaves and needs aggressively imposed limits, but it can be the place for a boy who gives in to his frustration and regrets it later. The school is also for boys who seem a bit different and have never before found a setting where they fit intellectually and socially. For the right boy, Hampshire Country School can be an ideal world and a place to discover abilities, develop a love for life, and build some of the happiest memories of growing up. Hampshire Country School is located at 28 Patey Circle, Rindge, NH. For more information, contact the admissions office: or 603/899-3325.

The Knox School: A Home by the Shore St. James, NY The Knox School was founded in 1904 in Briarcliff Manor, New York by Mary Alice Knox, the former principal of the Emma Willard School. THE KNOX SCHOOL

and earn a role in the play. And in such a warm and safe community, everything they do is geared toward helping individual students become exceptional scholars and people. Knox students thrive as they develop a strong sense of belonging to the community and become part of something bigger than themselves. It’s easy to do so with all of the varied and cherished traditions at Knox. Students love to ring the Victory Bell after athletic contests; each year the entire community, faculty and students, participate in a yearlong “Red Team vs. White Team” competition; and their Lantern Parade, annual all-school trips, and daily Morning Meetings become part of the fabric of life at Knox, leading always to a one of a kind shoreline graduation ceremony. Their academics include Advanced Placement offerings in every subject area, outstanding Visual and Performing Arts, a 5-level ESL program and a support program called BOOST for students who have mild learning differences or simply require additional support for test taking strategies and overall skill building. Their athletics include standards like soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and tennis, but they also have a nationally renowned Equestrian program, and they recently added a crew team. Clubs and activities abound, keeping their students engaged in meaningful endeavors not only on campus but all over the country and abroad as well. A rigorous college preparatory program in a family style setting; proximity to the wonders of the North Shore and the endless cultural opportunities of nearby New York City; a profoundly optimistic and dynamically diverse community—this is The Knox School. Contact; 631/686-1600 ext.414. 541 Long Beach Road, St. James, NY

Canterbury School New Milford, CT Canterbury School is a coeducational boarding and day school enrolling 360 students in a college preparatory program for grades 9-12. In addition to its strong academic program, the school is known for the beauty of its location, a true dedication to spiritual growth, and an exciting sports program for both boys and girls. The school is situated on a hilltop adjacent to the historic section of New Milford, Connecticut, where Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, lived. The campus is about 80 miles from New York City in an area of natural beauty near the Housatonic CANTERBURY SCHOOL

After moves to Tarrytown and Cooperstown, in 1954 Knox settled on Long Island’s North Shore in the Village of Nissequogue in St. James— on 48 beautiful acres bordering Stony Brook Harbor. Originally an allgirls school, Knox became fully co-ed in the 1970’s, and currently serves both boarding and day students in grades 6 through Post Graduate. Knox has always been a close-knit community, with alumni and students alike referring to it as their “home by the shore.” They serve fewer than 200 young men and women and have a student to teacher ratio of 6:1, so every student has a voice. Here, young people can take that AP course, captain the team, become a student council officer,



INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE River and the Appalachian Trail. Canterbury was founded in 1915 by prominent lay Catholics. One of the founders, Dr. Nelson Hume, was honored by Pope Pius XI for his outstanding work in education. Today the Canterbury student body is a diverse mix of both Catholics and non-Catholics from 16 countries and 21 states. Canterbury’s buildings, set on 150 acres, are a rich architectural mix of traditional and modern. The Chapel of Our Lady is both the physical center and the spiritual heart of the campus. The large, newly renovated and expanded Robert Markey Steele Hall has a dining room, a student center, two computer labs, a library, a 100-seat lecture room, and the Steers Admission Center. Next door, Nelson Hume Hall has classrooms, science labs, a 400-seat auditorium, and the Theater Department’s “green room.” The sports facilities include ten playing fields, three baseball diamonds, eight tennis courts, a track, a new state of the art aquatic center, and the Hockey Arena. The athletic facility houses three basketball courts, five international squash courts, locker rooms, a weight and fitness room, a wrestling room, as well as space for aerobics and dance. There are eight student dormitories, which, like the classroom buildings, have wireless Internet access. There are eighty faculty, most of whom also coach and serve as dorm advisors, and therefore may be working with a student in several roles each day. Many live on campus, 30 with their families. Canterbury School takes pride in the breadth and depth of its course options. Few boarding schools of Canterbury’s size offer as many AP classes (19). Canterbury is among the very few offering AP courses in World History, Drawing, and Music Theory. The school also offers four years of Latin. 100% of the seniors in the class of 2011 are continuing on to college. Students have enrolled at excellent schools, such as: Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Colby, Colgate, Columbia, UConn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Fordham, Georgetown, Loyola, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Penn, Roger Williams, St. Lawrence, US Coast Guard Academy, US Naval Academy, Villanova and Wesleyan. Canterbury’s sports program is extensive, the athletic facilities are substantial, and the coaches are dedicated. All students participate in athletics. Three team levels – Varsity, Junior Varsity, and recreational—are fielded in most sports to accommodate players of varying skills, ages, and size. Boys’ teams are organized in basketball, baseball, crew, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track, water polo, and wrestling. Girls compete in basketball, crew, cross-country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, track, tennis, and volleyball. Students may earn academic credit for participating in the Canterbury Choir, Chorale and Octet as well as Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band. Other activities include student government, theater, the school newspaper, the yearbook, and the literary magazine. Interest clubs are formed for the environment and recycling, diversity issues, and school spirit. For more information contact: Keith Holton, Director Of Admission, Canterbury School 101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776-2825 860-210-3832, email: website:


Peddie School: Science Students Move Into Real-life Labs Hightstown, NJ Among its impressive list of signature programs for students, Peddie School’s EXP Program immerses its most motivated science students in real-world laboratory settings for an unmatched summer experience. The EXP Program at the Hightstown, N.J., co-ed boarding and day school selects students to participate in enhanced classwork and lectures, preparing them for the culminating summer research work in leading science facilities. “Working in actual labs with professional scientists provides these students with experience no classroom can provide,” said Shani Peretz, Ph.D., chair of the science department at Peddie. When high school junior Preston Kung first walked into the LewisSigler Institute for Integrative Genomics in Princeton University to begin his work, the unfamiliar environment made him very nervous. The other researchers— even the equipment – scared him. “It was very intimidating in the beginning. I felt that I did not fit in. But I persevered day after day, and now I feel quite comfortable interacting in the lab,” said Kung. The EXP program, so-called for its emphasis on exploring, experimenting and explaining, is a year-long curriculum of special lectures and coursework. The program extends for five weeks into the summer, requiring 200 hours of lab work and weekly meetings with a Peddie science advisor. “There is no substitute for hands-on laboratory experience and for being able to focus an entire day on a project,” said Peretz. “In the professional labs, you learn the real pace of science and how the full process works from WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM


INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE start to finish. In the classroom, we’re limited by class periods.” At the labs, Peretz said, the students are not treated as interns incapable of performing actual research. Each student is responsible for identifying a lab, communicating with leaders at the institution to make arrangements for working there, and developing a research proposal that they will work on while at the lab. The students work with primary investigators and graduate students in a range of sciences including materials science, biochemistry, medicine, and animal evolution. They have secured placements at top academic research institutions such as the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Columbia University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. EXP is the logical “next step” in Peddie’s multi-year commitment to creating a world-class science education for students, said Catherine Rodrigue, associate head of school. Along with the completion of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Science Center, a full-scale revision of WESTOVER

the science curriculum and the targeted hiring of superb science faculty, the EXP program elevates science for those students most interested in science, technology and engineering. Rodrigue said enticing students to careers in science and technology is a challenge for all schools, as America is not producing an adequate number of scientists and mathematicians. “The fixes the world needs – energy, food, housing, micro and macro infrastructure, healthcare – are often rooted in scientific research, not just law or politics or finance,” Rodrigue said. “Offering tantalizing science electives and programs like EXP puts the fire in the brain for students to pursue careers in science, technology and mathematics.” To learn more about Peddie and its academic offerings, visit www. Peddie School: 201 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. 609-944-7678.

Westover Middlebury, CT Westover, a selective boarding school of 200 girls, grades 9 - 12, in Middlebury, CT, has students from 16 countries and 19 states. Because the Westover community values the ideas and talents of every student, its students have endless opportunities to distinguish and challenge themselves. In addition to its rich and varied curriculum, Westover offers



three specialized programs for those students with more concentrated interests. These programs provide co-curricular experiences for Westover students with the Brass City Ballet, the Manhattan School of Music, and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). UÊ À>ÃÃÊ ˆÌÞÊ >iÌ°Ê ÃÊ «>À̈Vˆ«>˜ÌÃÊ ˆ˜Ê ̅ˆÃÊ «Àœ}À>“]Ê >Ê œˆ˜ÌÊ Ûi˜ÌÕÀiÊ between Westover and the Brass City Ballet, select students have the opportunity to study dance at one of the region’s leading dance schools. Students audition in the fall of their entry year and take six dance classes a week in ballet, modern, and jazz. UÊ>˜…>ÌÌ>˜Ê-V…œœÊœvÊÕÈV°Ê/…ˆÃʍœˆ˜ÌÊ«Àœ}À>“ÊLiÌÜii˜Ê̅iÊ>˜hattan School of Music Pre-College Division and Westover offers talented musicians and vocalists the opportunity to study music and play in an orchestra or ensemble at one of the country’s leading music schools. Students must complete a separate application and audition to be accepted into the program. UÊ7- Ê­7œ“i˜Êˆ˜Ê-Vˆi˜ViÊ>˜`Ê ˜}ˆ˜iiÀˆ˜}®°Ê/…ˆÃÊ>`Û>˜Vi`ÊiÝÌÀ>curricular program in conjunction with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) offers a variety of electives aimed at preparing students for careers in science or engineering. WISE graduates also receive special consideration for RPI’s engineering program. A number of Westover graduates who have participated in these programs have later pursued studies in dance, music, science and engineering in college and have gone on to establish careers in these fields. In addition, Westover offers three signature programs that further reflect the School’s commitment to giving students opportunities to gain experience and knowledge in special areas of interest: the Sonja Osborn Museum Studies Internship, the Online School for Girls, and Westover’s Summer Programs for girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9. UÊ/…iÊ-œ˜>Ê"ÃLœÀ˜ÊÕÃiՓÊ-ÌÕ`ˆiÃʘÌiÀ˜Ã…ˆ«°Ê/…iÊÕÃiՓÊ-ÌÕ`ies Internship, designed for students with interests and aptitude in the study of art history, consists of a ten-week program. The first eight weeks are spent at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT, the home designed and lived in by Theodate Pope Riddle, Westover’s architect. The final two weeks are spent working on a project that investigates the historical ties between the museum and Westover. UÊ/…iÊ "˜ˆ˜iÊ -V…œœÊ vœÀÊ ˆÀÃÊ ­"-®°Ê 7iÃ̜ÛiÀÊ Ü>ÃÊ œ˜iÊ œvÊ vœÕÀÊ >‡ girls schools in 2009 to establish a consortium to offer online education for girls. Girls taking part in the program are offered courses taught by faculty members from the consortium over the Internet. Courses will range from multivariable calculus and differential equations to women in art and literature. All classes focus on collaborative projects for participating students. UÊ7iÃ̜ÛiÀ½ÃÊ-Փ“iÀÊ*Àœ}À>“ðÊ/…iÊ-V…œœ½ÃÊÀiÈ`i˜Ìˆ>Êœ˜i‡ÊœÀÊÌܜ‡ week summer programs in the arts and academics are an extension of the Westover experience, allowing girls to benefit from courses taught by Westover instructors while enjoying a range of summer activities. Recent course offerings have included ceramics, creative writing, dance, drama, Model United Nations, and photography. These six programs reflect the diverse offerings that Westover provides for all of its students. As Head of School Ann Pollina has noted, “Westover’s small, all-girls’ environment forces students out of boxes and into a bigger picture of themselves. Our girls are artists and athletes, musicians and mathematicians, poets and physicists – sometimes all at the same time.” For more information, or to arrange for a visit, contact Westover’s Office of Admission at 203-577-4521 or e-mail For more information about Westover, visit




INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE Riverside Military Academy Gainesville, GA Founded in 1907, Riverside Military Academy (RMA) offers a traditional, American-style education where personal values, honor, and love of country still matter. Riverside is not owned or operated by any particular religious denomination, but supports the spiritual and educational goals of all families. Riverside’s 2010-11 Corps of Cadets consists of over 380 cadets from 15 countries. RMA is first and foremost a college preparatory school. They offer high quality academics in a structured environment designed to meet the needs of boys in grades 7-12. The military setting adds structure, responsibility, RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY

accountability and yes, consequences when necessary. All contribute to a well-rounded young man. This environment works for those who have historically underachieved, who simply have not been able to manage their time, and who tend to procrastinate in every endeavor. The rigorous days at RMA are filled with academics, military activities, social activities, and athletics. Thus, there is little time for non-productive activities. Over 70% of their faculty hold advanced degrees and encourage their cadets to develop the daily habits essential for success at home and in the workplace. These habits include organizational skills, time management, and the ability to manage stress through preparation and exercise. Cadets of Riverside Military Academy benefit from a small class size and a 14:1 student teacher ratio. Their entire educational program centers around the way young men learn best. Because Riverside believes that there is a strong connection between physical and mental development, extra-curricular activities, field trips, and outdoor activities play an important role in the daily lives of cadets. The RMA program takes full advantage of its 206-acre campus, athletic facilities, and proximity to Lake Lanier, which is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Riverside’s college center assists cadets in preparing for and placing their college applications each year. The graduating class of 2010 consisted of 74 cadets who were admitted to over 90 universities, including the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy –West Point, and received over $4,100,000 in scholarships. Upon graduation, a Riverside cadet has experienced the challenges of the military model of education and is completely prepared for the rigors



of college. He is poised, polite, and confident in any social environment. Riverside cadets stand tall, offer a firm handshake, respect authority, and display a level of confidence that parents may not have observed previously. Riverside Military Academy holds dual accreditation in SACS and SAIS. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, just one hour north of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Riverside is easily accessible to cadets and their families from around the world. In addition, RMA offers shuttle service to and from the airport for their cadets. Riverside Military Academy’s comprehensive program of rigorous academics, athletics and leadership development sets the stage for a lifetime of success. They invite you to learn more about Riverside Military Academy by visiting or by calling the admissions office at 800/462-2338.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Small School, Big World Greenfield, MA Stoneleigh-Burnham School, founded in 1869, is a girl’s boarding school nestled in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Educating girls grades 7-12 on its beautiful 100-acre campus, the School’s mission is to inspire its students to become their best selves, to value intellectual curiosity, to embrace diversity and to act with integrity. As a college preparatory school, Stoneleigh-Burnham offers the full array of challenging academic courses that launches students into focused study and leadership as they go to college and beyond. As a candidate to become an International Baccalaureate World School in Fall 2011, StoneleighBurnham will raise its expectations for global awareness to another level as it positions itself to provide the best of 21st century learning. Stoneleigh-Burnham students deepen their cultural understanding by interacting with classmates from all over the world. A Multi-Cultural Club and Community Alliance group work to educate the community on international traditions, holidays and customs to engender cross-cultural appreciation. The academic curriculum incorporates international issues and cultural awareness in all disciplines, and many events at the school are coordinated with this goal in mind. STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SCHOOL

INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE In addition to robust academic offerings, Stoneleigh-Burnham provides opportunities outside the classroom for a well-rounded educational experience. These include an array of sports, clubs and afterschool activities as well as nationally recognized equestrian, debate and performing arts programs. Summer Programs are available to girls ages 9-17 in riding, debate and dance as well. Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Riding Program is one of the most extensive and challenging in the country. Riders of all levels receive instruction in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Dressage and Combined Training. The program’s competition schedule includes USEF, USEA, NEHC and IEA competitions both on and off campus. Stoneleigh-Burnham riders have been IEA national champions four times. Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Equestrian Center includes stabling for 63 horses, an extensive indoor riding complex, two outdoor sand


rings, a European-style Derby Field, a cross-country course, a bridle path surrounding the campus and a newly renovated paddock area. The Stoneleigh-Burnham School Debate and Public Speaking Society encourages students to articulate ideas with power and clarity. Members participate in public speaking tournaments, planned cross-examination debates, extemporaneous debates, Lincoln-Douglas debates and parliamentary debates. Nine Stoneleigh-Burnham students have ranked as world competitors in debate and public speaking, and countless others have gone on to careers in law, education, advocacy and government. Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Performing Arts curriculum fosters success in individual creativity and a critical awareness of one’s cultural identity. Students participate in a rich and extensive array of arts courses and may choose to focus on an independent study while preparing a college portfolio through studies in Instrumental Performance, Studio Art, Vocal Music, Music Composition, Dance and Theatre. Girls develop best when they are in a community that knows them and where they feel connected. At Stoneleigh-Burnham, students live in a safe and inspiring environment that allows them to take risks, find their strengths and gain confidence. Each student is encouraged to explore who she really is, discover her individual passions and to find her own voice. Contact to schedule a visit or learn more. 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA. 413/774-2711;

EF International Academy: A Global Foundation for Lifelong Learning Tarrytown, NY At EF International Academy New York, a Danish student might study biology with dorm mates from South Korea and The Netherlands. A student from America is likely to eat lunch with friends from Sweden and Malaysia. Young people from Kazakhstan, Germany, China and elsewhere engage in animated classroom discussions– led by experienced teachers who come from all corners of the globe: Norway, Russia, Vietnam, Spain and other places. “This genuine international diversity sets our school apart,” says Claudia Trew, principal of EF International Academy New York, who holds a doctorate in English literature. “We are – at our very core – an international high school. With students from around the world, internationalism is found in the everyday sights and sounds on campus. It’s in the air we breathe.” This authenticity is key to EF International Academy’s mission. The school teaches the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum, with an emphasis on subjects like languages, world history, sciences and theory of knowledge, a philosophy course. Just as important, students are surrounded by friends from around the world. They live together in dormitories and play intramural soccer on the weekends. They share life’s triumphs and challenges with each other and receive care and support from faculty advisors and dorm parents. This experience “teaches students to be citizens of the world,” explains Gary Julian, headmaster of the school. “It’s a mindset that becomes second nature to them. Our students don’t think twice about having a conversation in more than one language. They don’t miss a beat when confronted with customs and traditions from other cultures.” Julian says that when students leave EF International Academy to attend university, and ultimately choose acareer, “they’re poised to succeed on the world stage.”He adds, “Globalization continues to shape our world, and younger generations need to be savvy in that regard. Our students are.” Academically, the International Baccalaureate Diploma program is “the key element of our school,” states Trew, who has 20 years’ experience with IB schools. Taught in 138 countries around the world, the International Baccalaureate is geared toward academically dedicated students. It’s designed to prepare them for top universities. Students must complete numerous internally and externally marked assignments and pass rigorous standardized examinations. As a result, the IB Diploma is recognized around the world as a prestigious college preparatory program. Some American universities even grant credits to students who have passed certain IB courses. Trew notes that EF International Academy New York is an IB World School, which means it’s authorized by the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate Organization to grant the IB Diploma. WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM


INDEPENDENT SCHOOL SCHOOL GUIDE The school is located in Tarrytown, New York, on the banks of the Hudson River. Formerly the campus of Marymount College, it is home to world-class facilities, including science labs, theaters, a library, interactive classrooms, a fitness center, an indoor competition swimming pool, tennis courts, sports fields and full boarding accommodations. “It’s a beautiful campus,” says Julian. “It’s safe and private, and it serves as the ideal home away from home for our international student body.” EF International Academy, 100 Marymount Avenue, Butler Hall, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Admissions Director: Therese Agerberth. (914)5977241;

HIGHER EDUCATION Bard College at Simon’s Rock Great Barrington, MA Bard College at Simon’s Rock — a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences — gives bright, motivated students the opportunity to begin college immediately after 10th or 11th grade. Starting at an average

What Sets Simon’s Rock Apart The quality and diversity of the students we enroll, the expertise of the professors, the small and inspiring classes, and the combination of rigor and engagement. All of our classes are seminars. Students learn from each other and from professors. All of our professors are adept at managing lively discussion and debate. Our core curriculum assures a solid foundation across all disciplines, and is complemented by a full array of electives and concentrations in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural and physical sciences, and fine and performing arts. Why Send Your Teen to Simon’s Rock We give them an exceptionally challenging liberal arts curriculum, an extraordinary amount of personal attention, and a strong social network. All of our students start college early in an environment designed specifically for them. The way we teach, the way we set up our advising system, the way we staff our dorms and choose our faculty and arrange our curriculum – all of these things are tailored for the intellectual and emotional needs of slightly younger students. Life After Simon’s Rock Our graduates are smart, confident and prepared for the next step in their lives. They’ve had internships, studied abroad, and written theses. Those that transfer after earning their AA go on as juniors to many of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation. Our BA graduates go on to the medical, law, business, engineering, and graduate schools of their choice. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230. 800/235-7186. email Website:

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age of 16, students complete the BA in four years. We are ranked 13th among all colleges and universities in the nation for the percentage of our graduates who go on to earn the PhD. Why Start College Early For some students the standard track just doesn’t make sense. At 16, they are ready for —and need — the serious, joyous, rigorous exploration of topics and ideas they are passionate about. They don’t want to spend another year or two preparing for college – prepping for and taking standardized tests and padding their resumes. They want the opportunity and challenge of a high quality liberal arts education now. How To Spot A Simon’s Rock Student Simon’s Rock students are not only bright and highly motivated, but truly love learning. They are smart, creative, independent-minded, selfmotivated. All have an inner sense of purpose, are mature enough to live semi-independently on a college campus, and are ready for a new community and a new challenge. At Simon’s Rock these students find true peers who share their hunger for engagement and their desire to be part of a vibrant intellectual community.

Bristol, RI Roger Williams is a medium-sized university with huge opportunities – and they are all open to you. With 42 majors to choose from, along with minors galore, your course of study can be almost anything you want it to be. And our small classes (19 student average) and low student to faculty ratio (12:1) allow for personalized attention and ultimately, a personalized educational experience. Are you interested in a class that you don’t see offered? Create it! At RWU, almost anything is possible. Maybe community service is more your speed? In the last year alone, RWU students performed more than 55,000 hours of community




INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE service. Community Connections is a freshman day of service that will bring you closer to your classmates and your new home in Rhode Island. Nearly 1,500 students, faculty and staff members take on tasks at 80 sites around the state in the single biggest day of service at the University. Of course, service at RWU extends far beyond our local community. From alternative spring break to tax help for senior citizens and serving as eco-reps to help us become a carbon neutral campus, RWU students are improving the community and world around them. Improving the world around RWU and beyond also means preparing for future careers. Faculty/student research projects give students the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience with faculty members. In addition, many students travel the country and beyond to present their research at major industry conferences. Our students are often published researchers long before they are graduates. Of course many of them also choose to pursue internships as career preparation, and find placements in locations around the world. And RWU students are studying abroad on every continent but Antarctica – with RWU providing the passport for those who qualify.


But let’s get real. You’re actually in the classroom for 15 hours a week. The college experience is everything that happens in the rest of those hours – living away from home, doing your own laundry, getting involved on campus and defining the person you want to be. RWU has more than 60 clubs and organizations and 20 NCAA varsity athletics teams, everything from Wiffleball to our national champion coed sailing squad. Then there’s our location. You’d be amazed how many people have seen pictures, but still can’t believe how beautiful the campus is. Located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, RWU is surrounded by water. We’ve got that old New England charm with all the modern amenities of a big city school. RWU is conveniently located just 30 minutes from both Providence (R.I.’s creative capital) and Newport (R.I.’s beach haven), one hour from Boston and just three hours from New York City. Our students are training to become teachers, psychologists, lawyers, architects, engineers, business leaders and more. But most of all, they are learning to think on their feet and are becoming citizens of the world. They are making a difference every day. So…what will you do? For additional information please contact: 800/458-7144 ext. 3500 or email

Clark University: Challenge Convention Change Our World Worcester, MA Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University enrolls students like you who want a rich liberal arts curriculum that addresses the complex scientific, social and economic challenges facing the world. Clark’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong undergraduate, master’s degree and Ph.D. programs that will engage you in a relevant and challenging 21st century education that transforms lives and communities. If your passion is business leadership, the emerging sciences, energy and the environment, child and family well-being, genocide studies, international and community development or urban education, you can join with Clark faculty and other purpose-driven students in rolling up your sleeves, digging in deep and learning the best way possible – by doing. After you’re transformed by the Clark education experience, you will be in an ideal position to exemplify the University’s motto, “Challenge convention. Change our world.” Clark University in the Rankings Uʣʜvʜ˜ÞÊ{äʺ œi}iÃÊ/…>ÌÊ …>˜}iʈÛiû UÊU.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges UÊForbes “America’s Best Colleges” UÊPrinceton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” UÊPrinceton Review’s “Best Business Schools” UÊPeterson’s “Cool Colleges” UÊKiplinger’s Top 50 Best Values for Private Universities UÊSierra Magazine’s Top 20 “Coolest Schools” UÊ*i>ViÊ œÀ«Ã½Ê/œ«Ê œi}ià A Dynamic Community with Global Insight Clark University faculty are committed to mentoring you as well as involving you in their classes and research. Clark’s intimate academic setting and tradition of close-working relationships provides many opportunities for you to pursue knowledge through active participation. With a 10:1 ratio, you can partner with faculty and postdoctoral associates on a variety of endeavors and projects that will be instrumental in developing innovative solutions to real-world problems. By living and learning in Clark’s global community, you will also enjoy a broader understanding of international perspectives. With approximately 600 international students, faculty members and scholars from over 90 countries, you can gain firsthand experience with multiple cultures. Combined with the University’s commitment to making a difference, Clark will inspire and equip you to get involved in significant ways on campus and abroad. Over fifty percent of Clark students actively volunteer locally and globally through community service and study abroad programs. At Clark, students also lead the charge in organizing over 120 clubs and organizations involving business, the arts, the sciences, social service, sports, etc. The Accelerated Master’s Degree Program With Clark’s excellent graduate school and research possibilities, the University is able to offer you a unique cost saving opportunity. Meet WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM


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Miami University Oxford, Ohio Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. Miami University is one of the oldest public institutions in the country. It was chartered in 1809 and opened its doors to students in 1823. Miami was named for the Miami Indian Tribe that inhabited the area now known as the Miami Valley Region of Ohio. Oxford is a classic college town of 9,000 full time residents. With a student body of over 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. ADELPHI UNIVERSITY


Miami’s focus on personal attention is enhanced through the study in selected disciplines by graduate students, who along with undergrads, participate with faculty in significant research and scholarship activities. Miami also offers vibrant residential and community-based programs involving students in life-enhancing activities that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships. Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. In fact, in a new ranking in America’s Best Colleges, Miami has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. We believe that this commitment to teaching is demonstrated in our record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, which remain some of the highest in NCAA Division I schools. Miami gives undergraduates many opportunities to work with senior faculty on research projects and to participate in strong international programs. In all we do, we never lose sight of our focus on intellectual development. Miami has also been recognized by Forbes magazine as the best public university in Ohio. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 includes



Miami in its list of the nation’s “best and most interesting institutions.” Recognized for strong programs in architecture, business, and music, Miami is described as “the honors public university in one of the nation’s largest states. Undergraduate research gets a lot of attention at Miami, and professors are lauded for their knowledge and willingness to help.” Students on Miami’s campus are active and engaged in their learning experience. From over 400 student organizations, internship opportunities, the arts and Greek life, students have no problem keeping busy during their college career. Miami University draws students from all over the globe, and sends them internationally as well. Miami’s campus in Luxembourg allows students to study abroad and live with a host family as well as explore Europe. Over 44% of Miami’s students study abroad before they graduate. And with an average time to graduation of 3.7 years, Miami students graduate in an efficient amount of time as well. The “Miami Experience” is based on a rich tradition of academic excellence and intense engagement outside the classroom. Our students thrive in an educational community offering exceptional opportunities; hundreds of programs, activities, organizations, and services are available to help students create their personal path to success at Miami and beyond.

Adelphi University Garden City, New York Since 1896, Adelphi University has been a place of change. Your time at Adelphi will be transformative as you explore different majors, meet new people, and learn new skills. With the personal attention you’ll receive at Adelphi, you’ll navigate your college years with confidence. What Sets Adelphi Apart? With an average class size of 21 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your professors. At Adelphi, courses are innovative, engaging, and taught by world-class faculty who are experts in their fields, and an inspiration in the classroom. Explore internship programs and travel the world through its extensive study abroad programs.

INDEPENDENT SC SCHOOL HOOL GUIDE Value for Your Money For the sixth year in a row, Adelphi has been designated a Fiske Guide to Colleges “Best Buy” in higher education, one of only 25 private universities nationwide to earn that distinction. Numbers speak for themselves—92 percent of Adelphi undergraduates receive financial aid or scholarships. Growing Together With the outstanding technology and resources in Adelphi’s state-of-theart facilities, your learning experience and degree will be greatly enhanced. The Performing Arts Center showcases prestigious programs in acting, design/technical theatre, music, and dance, featuring a 500-seat music performance hall, a 120-seat black box theatre, dance recital rooms, music practice rooms, and temperature-controlled instrument storage rooms. The Center for Recreation and Sports houses Adelphi’s successful athletics programs, and includes a three-story, three-court gym that can convert into a 2,200-seat arena for basketball games, NCAA championships, and other events. The University’s seven residence halls offer the amenities of home and special housing options to suit your interests, including performing arts and a green community living. An Ideal Setting Could there be a better location for a college campus? Nestled in suburban Garden City, New York, Adelphi’s home is in the heart of Long LANDMARK COLLEGE

Island. A short walk and 45-minute train ride will bring you into New York City, the financial and cultural center of the world. Seeing Is Believing-The Campus Visit Reading about Adelphi is a great way to learn about the University; visiting its campus is even better. Walk down Adelphi’s tree-lined paths and open lawns and you’ll experience firsthand just what sets Adelphi apart. To learn more about Adelphi University, call 1.800.ADELPHI or visit All About Adelphi ÊUÊ{]™Î™Ê՘`iÀ}À>`Õ>ÌiÊÃÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊ UÊ{£ÊÃÌ>ÌiÃÊÀi«ÀiÃi˜Ìi`ÊLÞÊ`i«…ˆÊÃÌÕ`i˜ÌÃÊÊ

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Landmark College Putney, VT For nearly 25 years, Landmark has been the leader in creating successful learning strategies for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. When Landmark College was founded in 1985, we were the first institution of higher education to pioneer college-level studies for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Today, we are known throughout the world for our innovative educational model, where students become confident, self-empowered and independent learners. Instead of constantly struggling not to fail, Landmark students discover the power of successful learning. Our highly personalized approach combines proven learning strategies with the latest in assistive technology. At Landmark, students discover the learning style that works best for them. They develop the skills needed to succeed in their academic pursuits. Our singular focus creates a welcoming and supportive college community where faculty and students alike understand the challenges of learning differently. Our programs for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD are unlike those found at any other college or university. We are known throughout the country for our innovative approach and distinctive teaching techniques, combining college-level classes with proven learning strategies and the latest in assistive technology. We understand that people learn differently. For many of our students, traditional teaching methods just don’t work. Here, we help students understand how their learning disability affects the way they learn — and we’ll link them with the best tools and strategies for their learning style. Working together, we help students discover their path to becoming a confident, self-empowered and independent learner. River Road South, PO Box 820, Putney, Vermont 05346. (802) 387-6700;




























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Hampshire Country School Rindge, New Hampshire

A small, friendly boarding school for 25 boys. Best entering age: 8 to 11 years old. Students may remain into high school. For the high-ability boy who needs a good education, a manageable world, and an unusual amount of adult attention. 603-899-3325

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Canterbury School New Milford, CT


WILBRAHAM & MONSON ACADEMY A GLOBAL EXPERIENCE • The Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies • The Mark R. Shenkman interactive trading center • Hands-on entrepreneurial experience through The Global EcoLearn Project® • The advancement of financial intelligence • An extensive travel program to Asia, South America, and Europe • A full AP curriculum • Championship athletics • A fine & performing arts program including theatre, music, fine arts, and dance • College counseling program beginning in sophomore year Founded in 1804, Wilbraham & Monson Academy is a boarding school of 380 students in grades 9-postgraduate. The Academy is dedicated to preparing students for successful competitive college admission and facing the challenge of global leadership.

Please Contact the Office of Admission at 413.596.9108 or 423 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095

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Darrow School

A College-Preparatory Boarding and Day School for Grades 9-12

Small Community. Big Opportunities. That’s Darrow. And there’s more…  Challenging Academic Program – Real-world learning using a unique combination of classroom instruction and community involvement

 Hands-to-Work/Community Service – A tradition that cultivates an appreciation for purposeful work and builds connection to the community

 Individualized Approach– Inspiring  Inclusive Athletic Opportunities – classroom environment and one-on-one Eight competitive team sports and several Tutorial Program offer strategic mentoring non-competitive sports, including skiing for academic success and snowboarding five days a week  Commitment to Sustainability –  Visual and Performing Arts – Robust Responsible stewardship of environmental art offerings, in-depth music curriculum, resources and environmental awareness and a dynamic theater program foster permeate the Darrow culture creativity and collaborative learning

Please join us for an Open House! Experience the Darrow School Community Attend a Darrow class, meet our dedicated faculty and enthusiastic students, enjoy lunch, and take a tour of our distinctive campus. Ask questions, hear the chorus sing, learn about Shaker history and so much more!

You may register by sending an e-mail to or online at If you are unable to attend an open house, we also welcome visits throughout the year. Call (877) 432-7769 to schedule a visit today!

110 Darrow Rd., New Lebanon, NY 518.794.6000 | Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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Westover School is a rigorous college preparatory program for girls in grades 9 -12 located in Middlebury, Connecticut. Our community includes students from 17 countries and 16 states. These bright young women enrich one another with their varied backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas.

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WELCH MBA • Earn your MBA in as little as 36 credits. • Dynamic classes utilizing an interactive business-process approach. • Team-taught by experienced faculty and top corporate executives. • Professional planning assessments to develop your academic and career goals.



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Thinking of Visiting the Hamptons? Think Ross School. Boarding for grades 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 in beautiful boarding houses. Two campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, New York, just 2 hours east of New York City. Easily accessible by bus, train, ferry and air. Global, integrated curriculum to educate the whole child for the whole world. Opportunities for independent study, advanced classes, competitive athletics, extracurricular activities and travel. UPPER SCHOOL 18 GOODFRIEND DRIVE EAST HAMPTON, NY


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