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Students Consider Many High School Choices

After almost a year of research, school visits, interviews, self-reflection, and essay writing, the Grade 8 class is enjoying a variety of excellent high schools to choose from.
After almost a year of research, school visits, interviews, self-reflection, and essay writing, the Grade 8 class is enjoying a variety of excellent high schools to choose from.
Director of Secondary School Placement Guida Mattison could not be more pleased for the students, “This class was highly engaged throughout this challenging process. From applying to a wide range of schools to showcasing themselves through their interviews, essays and portfolios, they set themselves up for success. As a result there were many opportunities for students to find their right fit school.” 

Members of the Grade 8 class, when reflecting on the process, explained how they were nervous initially, but with support from parents and the School, found they were equipped to take care of the tasks that arose. Ananya R. mentions that "Ms. Mattison is a wonderful source of help." Mariel S. agrees, describing how Ms. Mattison "knows the system and the schools so well, which helps a ton." Several Grade 8 students, when asked how they would recommend the current 7th grade students prepare for next year’s process, responded that the most important part is to start everything as early as possible, and to trust Ms. Mattison's plan. 

The long list of public, private, day and boarding school acceptances is reflective of the varied interests represented by the class of 2022 and a great example of the diversity we hope to see in our student acceptances each year. See below for the full list of acceptances for our soon to be graduates of Grade 3 and Grade 8.

Grade 8 School Acceptances
Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock
Bishop Guertin High School (NH)
Brewster Academy (NH)
Brimmer and May School
Brooks School
Boston University Academy
Cambridge School of Weston
Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
Commonwealth School
Concord Academy
Dana Hall School
Deerfield Academy
Dexter Southfield School
Governor’s Academy
Green Mountain Valley School (VT)
Groton School
Kent School (CT)
Kimball Union Academy (NH)
Lawrence Academy
Lexington Christian Academy
Mercersburg Academy (PA)
Middlesex School
New Hampton School (NH)
Noble and Greenough School
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Notre Dame Academy
Peddie School
Proctor Academy (NH)
Seacrest country Day School (FL)
St. George’s School (RI)
St. Mark’s School
St. Paul’s School (NH)
Stevenson School (CA)
Stoneleigh Burnham School
Suffield Academy (CT)
Tabor Academy
Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts
Williston Northampton School
Winchendon School
Winsor School
Grade 3 School Acceptances

Brimmer and May School
The Chestnut Hill School
Fayerweather Street School
The Fenn School
Marin Primary and Middle School (CA)
Mark Day School (CA)
Meadowbrook School
Wheeler School (RI)

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Situated on a beautiful 30-acre campus in historic Concord, Massachusetts, Nashoba Brooks School enrolls all genders in Preschool through Grade 3, and students identifying as girls in Grades 4 through 8. Nashoba Brooks is an independent school designed to build community, character, and confidence in its students.
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