Juniors attend Junior College Night

Members of the junior class will join 43 college deans and directors of admission on Thursday at 7 p.m. to learn more about the college admissions process. Students will be part of a mock admissions committee where they will act out the role of admissions officers.  Students will split into separate rooms where they will […]

Students attend annual academic fair

Students learned about the numerous classes available to prepare for course selection for the upcoming school year at the annual academic fair on Monday.   Sophomores and juniors received information on the courses from seniors and faculty members staffing the tables and were able to ask questions.     Students said that they left the […]

Seniors attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents attended informational sessions and met with their deans at Senior College Night. Students were able to choose two of nine special interest sessions to attend, which focused on specific topics such as the interview process, financial aid, intercollegiate arts and college essays. Experts from colleges across the country, as well as […]

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “I think there was a coalescing around the usual suspects, the same ten or fifteen colleges,” Cuseo […]

The Chosen Ones: Students Request Certain Teachers from Deans

The Chosen Ones: Students Request Certain Teachers from Deans

After Sophie Tippl ’17 received her full schedule with teachers for her junior year, she could not help but worry. Her friends had warned her about one teacher who had a reputation as one of the most difficult graders for the subject, she said. Her friends also advised her to switch out of the class, […]

Jennifer Cardillo: Dean

Jennifer Cardillo: Dean

Jen Cardillo has joined the dean office after 25 years of working in the education system, replacing upper school Dean Kyle Graham. Cardillo studied history and English at Harvard University and John Burroughs High School. She worked at Phillips Academy as a teaching fellow and at Thayer Academy as a dean and teacher. Before coming […]

Academic Fair kicks off online course sign-ups, McClain to become scheduler

Students browsed booths on the quad during Academic Fair to help them sign up for courses next year. The sign-up process is now completely online, and math teacher and head scheduler Beverly Feulner has begun training science teacher Krista McClain to take over the scheduling process. The new online system allows students to see only courses […]

Deans set spring break college tour registration deadline, update itinerary

Juniors planning to participate in the spring break college tours must submit college tour preference forms and signed college tour rules by Dec. 9. Both tours will take place during the first week of spring break and will provide an introduction to the college search process. Each trip costs $2,595. Tours will leave school on […]