McMillan Education June 25th Virtual Eastern MA and Rhode Island School Fair Admission Contact Information and School Description
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Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 350 students on a 270-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick in North Andover, MA. Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community. With a challenging academic curriculum that includes advanced placement courses, Brooks also has three signature programs that build on the school’s mission statement “to provide the most meaningful educational experience of our students’ lives.” Our Exchange Program, Students on the Forefront of Science Internships, and Winter Term all emphasize depth of experience over breadth. Extracurricular excellence is also important at Brooks. Visual and performing arts are an integral part of school life, with classes and performances taking place in the spectacular new $28 million Center for the Arts. On the athletic front, numerous teams have won New England and ISL championships in recent years.
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for grades nine through twelve, with an enrollment of 395 boarding and day students. Students come from public and private schools in sixteen states and fifteen countries and territories. Approximately one hundred new students are enrolled annually, drawn from a pool of over eight hundred applicants from across the United States and around the world. The members of the Class of 2023 came from sixty-four different schools. The composition of the student body currently includes thirty-six percent U.S. students of color and ten percent international students. Financial aid is awarded to twenty-six percent of the total enrollment, while the average aid award covers seventy-seven percent of the tuition. The campus, occupying thirty-nine acres, is set in Concord, Massachusetts, a small town of historic and literary significance, eighteen miles west of Boston.
The Governor’s Academy, the oldest boarding school in New England, draws bright, bold students in grades nine through twelve from all over the world into an open and optimistic learning community. Located north of Boston, Govs offers a full range of visual and performing arts, more than fifty athletic teams, and dozens of service, cultural, and recreational activities. Whether boarding or day, students are surrounded by dedicated faculty and staff on a beautiful, 456-acre campus. Govs students strive for excellence, discover new passions, and go further than they ever thought possible.
Set on a beautiful campus less than an hour's drive from Boston, Groton offers the resources of a much larger school to 380 students in grades 8 through 12. Under the leadership of Headmaster Temba Maqubela, Groton has aggressively contained the cost of attendance and increased financial aid. Over 42% of students benefit from a financial aid budget of over $7 million. Groton highlights two special programs. GEOs (Groton Educational Opportunities) allow students to explore various locations around the world during vacations. GRACE (GRoton Accelerate Challenge Enrich) accelerates students’ academic progress during the summer between grades 9 and 10 if they so desire. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, Groton offers wide-ranging art, athletic and service programs, the variety of perspectives reflected in a diverse student body, and the unique leadership opportunity of the Groton prefect year.
Lawrence Academy, a coeducational independent school for grades 9 through 12, is located in Groton, Massachusetts. Our mission focuses on recognizing students for who they are; inspiring them to take responsibility for who they want to become, and empowering them to take action for the greater good. The LA community welcomes an even split of 400 boarding and day students and prides itself on a warm, welcoming, and compassionate culture. Individualized learning and empowerment is a cornerstone of our program; a focus that extends to athletics, the arts, clubs, community service, and experiential learning (via our Winterim program). Skilled at “teaching for understanding,” faculty use innovative methods to help students learn in the way best suited for them. The daily Advisory system uses student interests, needs, and passions to help build pathways to individual goals and aspirations. We seek to see students grow in knowledge, confidence, and empathy; able to make a meaningful contribution to the world once they leave our campus.
On the edge of Concord, Massachusetts, you’ll find the sprawling green campus of Middlesex, an independent secondary school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. As you continue, you’ll see the main schoolhouse, where a small community from across the world gathers to pursue an education built upon a curriculum of outstanding breadth and depth.
You’ll notice facilities that foster a sense of community. Stop by our theater to catch one of our full ensemble Broadway musicals. Head over to our non-denominational Chapel to hear a speech given by a senior. If you want to enjoy some athletic competition, head out to our fields, where students wear the Middlesex colors with pride.
When you come to Middlesex, you’ll find a place full of opportunity, challenge, and friendship. A place to take risks and become a leader. A place, as our founder so aptly put it, to find your promise.
Founded in 1798, Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K-12 school, boarding and day in grades 9-12. Milton develops confident, creative and independent thinkers. In an intimate, friendly setting, dedicated faculty give students the structure to learn and the support to take risks. Milton faculty surround students with opportunities for intellectual and personal growth—in and out of class. Milton students probe new areas of interest and maximize their strengths.
Located eight miles south of Boston, Milton’s 130-acre campus combines traditional brick and ivy buildings with cutting edge facilities—in science and performing arts. At Milton, it’s cool to be smart. Supported by teachers and classmates, students seek to meet the highest standards—in performance, athletics, the arts, leadership activity, intellectual exploration and in understanding our world. Trying new things is part of our culture. Extraordinarily well prepared, Milton alumni put their skills to work at the most competitive colleges.
Why Andover? Because you’ll be welcomed into an inspiring community of smart, motivated, curious, open-minded, and genuinely nice people from across the country and around the world. Because this is a high school that celebrates difference and prizes originality. Because at Andover you can be your most honest, authentic, daring self.
And because we take a balanced approach to academics, extracurriculars, and just plain having fun; because our talented, caring teachers, coaches, house counselors, and advisors are always ready to help; because we have a renowned art gallery, archaeology museum, and observatory right on campus; and because we offer the best of high-tech, low-tech, and multidisciplinary learning plus experiential learning opportunities for every student in fascinating places on nearly every continent.
PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL
Contact: Steve Pietraszek email@example.com
Address: 285 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: (401) 683-2000
Inquiry Link: Portsmouth Abbey School
The aim of Portsmouth Abbey School is to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace. We are a Catholic, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. The school is located on a beautiful campus alongside Narragansett Bay, just a few miles from Newport, RI. Our community is comprised of 350 students from 23 states and 16 countries (70% of our students live on campus). Our liberal arts curriculum provides a solid foundation, depth of courses to focus on areas of interest, and an emphasis on the ability to write, reason, problem solve, innovate, and communicate clearly. Practically speaking, we offer a range of honors, accelerated, and AP core curricular and elective courses which students may choose. All students are involved in after school activities – choosing from 25 varsity sports, a robust performing arts program, or community service internships.
ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL
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Address: 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: (401) 847-7565
Inquiry Link: St. George's School
St. George’s is a coed boarding school for grades 9-12 located overlooking the ocean in Newport, Rhode Island. The school is continually evolving to meet the needs and aspirations of today’s students, our courses offer innovative teaching in traditional subject areas, opportunities for experiential learning — and the chance for students to pursue ideas and interests that excite and energize them. We are test-optional because our priority is to make a St. George’s education accessible to students from all backgrounds. We believe that students should have the power to decide how best to present themselves to the admission committee, and we value equity during the admission process. The spirit of community permeates our classrooms where students participate in dynamic conversation and collaborative work with their peers and teachers. St. George’s students continue to be well-prepared by the school’s curriculum to apply to and succeed at the most selective colleges and universities in the country.
ST. MARK’S SCHOOL
Contact: Anne Behnke email@example.com
Address: 25 Marlboro Rd., Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508) 786-6118
Inquiry Link: St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a coeducational Episcopal School boarding school located 30 miles west of Boston, MA. St. Mark’s educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage each person to explore his or her place in the larger world beyond our campus. As an intentionally small and supportive community. We offer a world-class, holistic education infused with innovation and discovery, a community that fosters confident, well-rounded, good citizens and creates an inner drive to learn more, do more, and persevere through challenges. Respect, understanding, safety and honesty (RUSH) are paramount in all aspects of St. Mark’s life. Our outstanding academic program is complemented by a rich arts program and a competitive athletic program designed to meet the needs of athletes at all levels.
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Address: 232 Front St., Marion, MA 02738
Phone: (508) 748-2000
Inquiry Link: Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy is an ambitious and supportive boarding school community where students in grades 9-12 take risks, challenge themselves, and prepare to lead at our school by the sea. Everything about Tabor is captured within three categories: aspirations, adventures, and anchors. Tabor’s students are highly aspirational. Students plan their academic and co-curricular trajectory to set intentions for a fulfilling experience. Tabor’s environment infuses the curriculum with adventure. From orientation aboard our 92 foot schooner to our global travel opportunities, there is an appropriate adventure for every interest. Tabor provides each student with many anchors. Relationships, traditions, and a sense of place like no other make Tabor itself the greatest anchor of all. As the "school by the sea," Tabor sustains a unique maritime heritage that embodies the qualities a seagoing life requires: thoughtful preparation for and awareness of the wider world, perseverance, courage, good humor, direction, and humility.