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Ready for anything.

Everything we do builds to prepare our students for entry into an impressive range of the top high schools in the city and region. Students graduate from our program as well rounded, articulate, confident, and morally responsible individuals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.

Process

In the spring of 7th grade, families begin working with our High School Placement Director, learning about the mechanics of the high school application process. Families then devote time during the summer to explore high schools. 

As the students enter their 8th grade year in the fall, they embark on visits and interviews to prospective schools, while benefiting from our weekly Decisions classes, where we offer support and guidance throughout the process. In addition, a series of parent meetings and regular, detailed communication from the Placement Director ensure that families remain well-informed and on the right path.

We embrace a collaborative approach involving the Placement Director, the Head of Upper School, the student support team, and teachers. The Head of School also actively participates by conducting mock interviews with students. Our aim is to establish a robust support system that not only provides comfort and security to students and their families, but also encourages thorough consideration of all available options.

 

Relationships

Town partners closely with students and their families throughout the high school application process.

Our Director of High School Placement, Head of Upper School, and Upper School student support team all teach our 8th grade students regularly, which means that deep knowledge of each individual child informs reference letters, meetings with families, and conversations with high school admissions officers.

We are known for our integrity in advocating for our students with other schools. High school admissions officers know that our goal is to help students get to know schools and for the admissions teams to get to know our students. The information we share is based on real, lived experience with each student.

 

Outcomes

Our graduates enter high school with the confidence and self-knowledge that can only be achieved through a rigorous, well-designed placement process. Town alumni/ae go on to attend the best schools in New York City, including independent day schools, performing arts academies, and specialized public high schools, as well as boarding schools in the tri-state area and beyond.

High School Destinations
Class of 2023
Class of 2022
Class of 2021
Class of 2020
Class of 2019

Class of 2023

*Indicates that two or more graduates attended.

*American School in London
Avenues The World School
*Blair Academy
The Bronx High School of Science
*Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
The Dalton School
*Dwight-Englewood School
Grace Church School
Gulliver Prep (FL)
*Horace Mann School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
LaSalle Academy
The Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School
The Loomis Chaffee School
*The Masters School
*The Nightingale-Bamford School
*Riverdale Country School
The Spence School
*Trevor Day School
Trinity School
Xavier High School

Class of 2022

*Indicates two or more graduates attended.

*Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
*The Dalton School
Darien High School (CT)
*Dwight-Englewood School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Fordham Preparatory School
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Grace Church School
High School of American Studies
Horace Mann School
Kent School
LaSalle Academy
Loyola School
The Nightingale-Bamford School
Poly Prep Country Day School
*Riverdale Country School
Rumsey Hall School
The Spence School
*Trinity School
*York Prep School

Class of 2021

*Indicates two or more students attended.

Avenues The World School
Avon Old Farms School
*The Brearley School
*Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
*The Dalton School
Emma Willard School
*Ethical Culture Fieldston School
*Friends Seminary
*Grace Church School
The Gunston School
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Horace Mann School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
The Loomis Chaffee School
*The Masters School
*The Nightingale-Bamford School
*Riverdale Country School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Trinity School
W. T. Clarke High School
The Williston Northampton School
Xavier High School

Class of 2020

*Indicates that two or more graduates attended.

The Chapin School
*Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
*The Dalton School
*Dwight-Englewood School
*Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Fordham Preparatory School
*Friends Seminary
*Grace Church School
Hackley School
*Horace Mann School
The Masters School
Millbrook School
*The Nightingale-Bamford School
The Packer Collegiate School
*Poly Prep Country Day School
Riverdale Country School
The Taft School
*Trevor Day School
York Prep School

Class of 2019

*Indicates that two or more graduates attended.

Avenues: The World School
Birch Wathen Lenox
*Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
*Dwight School
Dwight-Englewood School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Friends Seminary
*Grace Church School
*Hackley School
High School for Math, Science & Engineering
*Horace Mann School
*Loyola School
Middlesex School
Northside Charter High School
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School
The Browning School
The Chapin School
*The Dalton School
The Facing History School
*The Packer Collegiate Institute
*Poly Prep Country Day School
*Trevor Day School
York Prep School

College Destinations
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015

Class of 2019

*Indicates that two or more graduates attended.

*Bucknell University
Cornell University
Elon University
Emerson College
*Emory University
Harvard University
*Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Tulane University
*University of Chicago
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University

Class of 2018

*Indicates that two or more graduates attended.

Barnard College
Boston College
Case Western University
Chapman College
*Cornell University*
*Emory University
Haverford College
Lehigh University 
Rensselaer Polytechnic University 
Smith College
Swarthmore College
*Syracuse University
Tulane University
University of Miami
*University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
*University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California 
University of Texas
*Wake Forest University

Class of 2017

*Indicates two or more Town alumni/ae enrolled.

Bates College
Boston College
*Boston University
*Brown University
Case Western Reserve
Claremont of McKenna College
*Cornell University
Dartmouth College
*Elms College
*Emory University
George Washington University
Hamilton College
Lehigh University
Loyola - New Orleans
NYU - Tisch School of the Arts
Northeastern University
Purdue University
Skidmore College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tulane University
University of Chicago
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Williams College

Class of 2016

*Indicates that two or more graduates attended

Brown University
Bucknell University
Carlton College
Concordia College
*Cornell University
*Duke University 
Elon University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Kenyon College
McGill University
Morgan State University
*Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Skidmore College
Tufts University
University of British Columbia
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin
Villanova
*Wake Forest University
Yale University

Class of 2015

*Indicates two or more Town graduates enrolled.

Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Colgate University
*Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Georgetown
Haverford College
Kenyon College
*New York University
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Rhode Island School of Design
Sarah Lawrence College
St. Andrew's - Scottland
Stanford University
Tufts University
*Tulane University
University of Chicago
University of Denver
*University of Michigan
University of Vermont
Washington University in St. Louis
*Wesleyan University

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