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Hidden Gem Schools in the Tristate Area

Anxiety251Anxiety251 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 12 New Member
edited November 2012 in Prep School Admissions
Hi, I'm an eighth grader applying for ninth in this cycle, and I was wondering if there were any hidden gem schools in the tristate area that have a strong mathematics/art program. Also, are those schools close-knit, with a very tight community?

If you know of any, please write down the name and state and if you know more, feel free to write more!

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Replies to: Hidden Gem Schools in the Tristate Area

  • girlgeekmomgirlgeekmom Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    Which states? This is a national forum...If you can be a bit more specific you might get some helpful replies ;-)
  • dharmamomdharmamom Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    If by tri-state, you mean New York, New Jersey, Connecticut: you might look at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. It's a lower-key school with a nice feeling.
  • WillemSWillemS Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    Northfield Mount Hermon School (Western MA, near Amherst) is a great school (I'm a current student there) and one that is often overlooked, even though it is in the Eight Schools Association (along with Andover, Exeter, Choate, St Paul's, Lawrenceville, Hotchkiss, and Deerfield). We have one of the best arts programs of any boarding schools, and have a very new and beautiful arts center, called the RAC (Rhodes Arts Center), that was just built a couple years ago. We have great academics all around, and have a very relaxed feeling to campus (almost no dress code, only three classes a day, etc.). I'd definitely say that our community is a strong one, and one that is very close. Go Hoggers!
  • 2kidsnoanswers2kidsnoanswers Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    Take a look at Blair in NJ and Millbrook in NY.

    Not sure by 'art' if you are referring to performing arts or fine arts?
  • HarvestMoon1HarvestMoon1 Registered User Posts: 5,988 Senior Member
    Might want to take a peek at Pomfret in Ct. as well.
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Registered User Posts: 3,619 Senior Member
    Where I'm from, "tri-state" means Michigan, Indiana, Ohio. :P So, I'd suggest Cranbrook or Interlochen.
  • PeriwinklePeriwinkle Registered User Posts: 3,500 Senior Member
    Or, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts?

    I was also thinking of Phineas and Ferb.
  • girlgeekmomgirlgeekmom Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    ...and I'd put Northfield Mount Hermon in the VT/MA/NH Tri-state, rather than the NY/NJ/CT. Then, of course, there's Emma Willard, in the VT/NY/MA Tri-state area.

    Both of those schools are strong in the arts, Emma is very strong in math but you can only apply if you're a girl.
  • 24daffodils24daffodils Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Chiming in as a current Blair parent new to the board. It is strong both in math and the arts. It won DC's heart due to its tight-knit, happy, warm community. DC said it just felt 'right'. After all, if you plan to board, this will be where you call home a large portion of the year - it is certainly important to find a place where you are comfortable and are surrounded by a great set of kids who can become your good friends. DC found all of this, and more, at Blair in NJ.
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,551 Senior Member
    CT: Kent, Taft, Pomfret, Canterbury and Loomis Chaffee

    NJ: Peddie and Blair

    NY: Millbrook
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