Hi! I am a freshman living in New Jersey that is looking to apply for boarding schools next year. I am applying for Exeter, Andover, Choate, Lawrenceville, and Hotchkiss school. Currently, I attend a private school and have been since third grade and my school focuses a lot on academics. I play the violin very well, as I got 1st in the state for middle school last year and have been playing for a while. I do play volleyball, but I only play at school so this year I was on JV. However, I do a lot of community service outside of school. During the summer I went to japan to perform with my orchestra and performed at many different schools and halls for community service. The year before, I hiked and did service on the trails and went to food banks at a camp for 2 weeks. And currently, I have been teaching underprivileged children violin since the beginning of September.
I have only recently gotten my parents on board with me going to boarding school because they are over protective and I am the middle child of two other sisters. Because of this, I don’t have much time to prepare for the SSAT/ISEE, but I think I have average grades.
Algebra II: A
I do not have any connections that like legacy or know any graduates that could write a recommendation letter for me. My parents are wealthy enough to afford to send me to any of these schools (thankfully). It is only a matter of me getting in, but I do not have as much preparation as other students who had the whole year while I only have two months.
I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the chances of me getting into any of these schools, but Choate Rosemary Hall is my top. Also, I know that Exeter and Andover (and many others) are super difficult to get into, but if I am applying to multiple schools, why not try? Thanks for reading all of this and helping me