Boarding and High School Admissions

High School and Boarding School Admissions

We have the insider’s perspective in admission into colleges as well as highly selective high schools and boarding schools. We help our students with their applications and building the kind of middle school record so that their chances of getting in are greatly enhanced.

As a high-achieving middle school student who dreams of gaining admission into the Ivy League schools, you likely have heard that attending one of the nation’s most elite private boarding schools or your city’s top high schools can give you a competitive edge. Colloquially known as ‘feeder’ schools, these high schools are highly selective and boast high percentages of their graduates gaining admission into such schools as Yale, Harvard and Princeton, among others. Gaining admission into an elite boarding school or private day school, however, can be nearly as difficult as gaining admission into one of the highly selective colleges in the U.S. If you get help from one of the expert educational and admissions consultants at Going Ivy, you may stand a better chance of getting into one of these top U.S. private schools.

Going Ivy’s Help with Gaining Admission into Selective High Schools

Going Ivy is a leading academic counseling, college admissions and academic tutoring firm that is made up of a team of expert academic counselors, former admissions officers and world-class tutors who have graduated from the most elite colleges in the country, including Ivy League schools. We have the insider’s perspective in how to gain admission into both highly selective colleges as well as highly selective boarding and private high schools. We are able to help our students with their applications, admissions tests and interviews, as well as with building the kind of record that they need in middle school so their chances of getting into the high schools of their choice are greatly enhanced. If you are interested in any of the following highly selective high schools, or others, our team can help:

  • The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts
  • Georgetown Prepartory School, North Bethesda, Maryland
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Peddie School, Hightstown, New Jersey
  • The Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut
  • The Hotchkiss School, Lakeview, Connecticut
  • The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • The Milton School, Milton, Massachusetts
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts
  • Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire
  • Cate School, Carpinteria, California
  • Emma Willard School, Troy, New York
  • The Thacher School, Ojai, California
  • Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts

We are also able to help students with gaining admission into other highly selective regional private schools as well as highly selective public schools such as Stuyvesant High School in New York.

Why Attending the Most Selective Boarding High Schools in the U.S. Can be Important

While Yale reports that more than half of its undergraduate students graduated from public high schools, attending one of the top private schools in the country gives students a competitive edge for gaining admission into the Ivy League colleges as well as other elite schools in the U.S. When you attend one of these elite high schools, it can open the doors to your future. The nation’s most selective universities always carefully consider applicants who have attended one of these highly selective boarding schools and local high schools with stellar reputations because they have completed the type of rigorous coursework that has prepared them for the type of instruction they will encounter in the top colleges.

According to the Harvard Crimson, Phillips Andover sent 18 students to the Harvard class of 2017 while only accepting 13 percent of its own applicants. Phillips Exeter reports that it accepted 17.8 percent of its applicants in 2016. While many of these elite high schools are located on the Eastern seaboard or in California, it is not necessary for students to come from those areas. For example, Phillips Exeter reports that its admitted students in 2016 came from 42 states, the District of Columbia and 34 foreign countries. It is clear that gaining admission into one of these highly competitive and selective boarding schools can be a key factor in ultimately gaining admission into the college of your dreams.

Why Choose Going Ivy to Gain Admission to Selective High Schools

Going Ivy is able to help students gain admission into both the most selective boarding schools in the country as well as into highly selective regional and local high schools. We individualize our approach to each student, taking a holistic view of his or her goals, motivation level, talents, personality, needs and strengths.

The extensive knowledge we’ve gained helping students earn admission to the most selective colleges in the world can be applied to this context, as well. We can help students choose their middle school courses in order to help them prepare the strongest applications for these elite high schools. We have top academic tutors available to help students who need added attention in different courses so that they can obtain the highest GPAs and standardized test scores that are possible for them. Going Ivy also can help students and their parents to research the various selective high schools, taking into account their individual needs and personalities in order to find the schools that fit them the best. We can help students to organize the information that they will need to complete outstanding applications, providing guidance along the way. For the schools that require or encourage interviews, we can help prepare you for those and set up mock practice sessions.

Contact Going Ivy Today for Your Consultation

Going Ivy has amassed an excellent track record of helping students to gain admission into the most selective high schools and colleges in the nation. Because we realize the importance of making the right academic choices, we facilitate the decision-making process for our prospective students and their families by offering free, no-obligation initial consultations. During your meeting, you and your family will be able to ask us any questions that you might have so that you can make the decision about whether our services are right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and to get started on your own path to the future.



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