Let me explain my situation to you: I applied to a bunch of schools, and got accepted into my second choice (BB&N) and waitlisted at my first choice (Andover). Up until today I was planning on going to BB&N for good, and if I get off the waitlist at Andover, which I know is extremely unlikely, I will attend. However, today I was asked to go to a Trustees meeting at my school, to talk about what I liked about the school, how I was doing, where I got accepted, and why they should continue to donate. The people there really liked me, and a few people even told my dad that I did really well. I was talking to one of these people with my dad, and to my astonishment, one of them was an English teacher at Exeter who previously went to my school! She asked me about my plans next year, and I told her what I told you earlier in this text. She then told me that she really wanted me to apply to Exeter, and gave me her card to email her.
So here's where I need the advice. Someone on this forum, I forgot who, told me that it's harder to get into top schools while applying from an already good school. So, thinking about that, here are my choices:
a) Stay at BB&N for my high school career
b) Go to BB&N next year, and reapply for Andover and apply for Exeter to repeat ninth grade
c) Go to BB&N next year, and reapply for Andover and apply for Exeter for 10th grade
d) Go to my local high school, and then apply for Andover and Exeter to make it easier to get in
Thought? I prefer either (B) or (C), but I know those will be the toughest to try, especially (C)