Hi, all! Hoping for some guidance! My 2022 is a bright (but not intellectual), athletic (but not D1 level) baseball-playing, West Coast kid who is trying to manage his academics while dealing with a pretty strong "case" of ADD. Baseball is his main hook, but he also does ocean wave photography which he's turned into a very small business.
He has a 3.7 unweighted GPA and will graduate with a fairly pedestrian curriculum--3 APs, and a couple of difficult electives tossed in with an otherwise very middle-of-the-road academic program compared to other kids at his HS. He has not taken the ACT/SAT but given his pre-PSAT score he will be doing well to get a 28/1300-ish score.
He has more than a passing interest in West Coast, mid Atlantic and New England schools (and baseball coaches in those areas have more than a passing interest in him). We think we understand his potential fit (or lack thereof) at schools like Whitman, Willamette, Lewis and Clark, Occidental and the Claremont Colleges, but we're less aware of how fit might play out in the Centennial Conference, the Liberty Conference, and the NESCAC. I think we have a sense of the academic intensity at places like Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, Tufts, Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin and Vassar, and we doubt any of those schools would be a good match. Pomona and Claremont Mudd don't feel right either.
Would appreciate any insights about Eastern US schools and how a kid with ADD might fare there.