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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Happy Spring! Now that 2nd semester exams are in the rearview mirror and May Program is upon us, it is time to take a breath, reflect on the events and accomplishments of the year, and begin to think about summer and next year. Seniors, Class of 2017: Congratulations on making your college selections! We are proud of the way you have gone about this process. You will be attending over 81 different colleges in over 30 states, the District of Columbia, and internationally. We look forward to...
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Passing the torch When the student leadership team for next year was announced it signified a passing of the torch from the Class of 2017 to the Class of 2018. In the coming weeks and months ahead, you may notice a change in your relationships with faculty and administrators. You are partners in making the Breck community what it will be next year. To prepare for this, it is important that you finish this year strong. The close of the year is busy, so please get in to schedule an...
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
You are nearly one-half through your high school career! Grades and experiences carry increasing importance, so be sure to finish strong.  Summer will hopefully offer you an opportunity to decompress and relax.   Things to do this spring & summer: Register here for the August Breakaway Test Prep program hosted at Breck if you are interested. Cost is $645. If cost is a concern, contact your college counselor. Do something interesting. Mark your calendars now. Wednesday, August 30, 6...
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Congrats on finishing your first year of Upper School. Enjoy the summer! During the beginning of the school year, the college counselors will meet with sophomores as a class to discuss various topics. Mark your calendars now Wednesday, September 6, 5:30 PM: Grade 10 Parent College Counseling meeting. NEW DATE THIS YEAR Saturday, October 14, PSAT at Breck School for all juniors. Wednesday, October 18, Practice ACT for all sophomores. As school begins next year, we will continue to use...
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017
College Decisions – Much great news! Congratulations on all the great news! Our students have been accepted to many wonderful colleges the world over. Each year at this time, I find myself amazed at the scope of where our students apply (and are admitted) as well as to the genuine desire to find the college that best “fits.”  By now, seniors should have received college decisions from every college. While we reach out to the colleges to which our students apply, we only hear decisions from...
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Continue developing good habits It’s important to develop good habits. If you’ve found some strategies successful, great! If not, now is the time to refine. See Ms. Sirianni, talk to your advisor, other teachers or older students. There’s no one pathway to success, so continue to experiment!  Summer Plans Now is the time to think about summer plans. Yes, it’s time for some rest and relaxation, but find ways to make your summer productive. Read. Volunteer. Be active. As you plan ahead to...
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Standardized Testing Plan & Prep This summer is a time for all students in the Class of 2019 to do some form of standardized test preparation. Most students will sit for a standardized test in the fall and many will take the test of their choice – ACT or SAT – twice by the end of their junior year. Whether your first formalized testing experience will be in August or April, it is vital to use the summer time to prep for the test.  We have once again partnered with Breakaway College Test...
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Application Workshop We had a great audience for last night’s Junior Application Committee Workshop. Admissions leaders from the University of Southern California, Lafayette College, Morehouse College, Southern Methodist University, the University of Minnesota, and Bates College led their respective committees of students and parents through a sample selection process. If you did not have the opportunity to make it, please speak with a fellow parent or your college counselor for a summary....

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