Hi! I am from Lexington, Massachusetts and looking for boarding school application help. I am applying to Andover, Exeter, Groton, Middlesex, Milton, Concord, Berkshire, Brooks, St. Mark’s, Tabor, Governor, and NMH. I don’t currently have a top choice school, and I’m still researching a lot of them.
I will consider any schools in New England, if there are any that are suitable for me.
Female, Asian, Public, FA undecided.
Parents did not go to a private school in America. Attending aout 3-4 webinars everyday, since there are 13 schools.
SSAT: (not the best score, scheduled a retake in January.)
Overall: 2190, percentile is 87% for gender grade, and 86% for grade.
Interviewed Berkshire, Andover, Tabor, St. Mark’s, Milton, and NMH. Interviewing with Brooks tomorrow. Rest of the schools have interviews scheduled in January. Personally I think all the interviews went fairly well, but there’s a lot of them and I’m trying to keep track.
Still working on essays. I am writing everything, trying to get all the essays in at around Christmas.
All recommendations requested, but since I’m using 2 different platforms it’s kinda hard to keep track. (gateway and SAO). Personal recommendations are done for both, and any teacher is finished for SAO. Counsellor recommendations are also finished.
So basically I transferred from a school in asia to my current school in Lexington. The curriculums are compeltely different, so I’m not too sure what to write. First school had an IB scoring system, and I score 50/56 for Grade 7, (term 1) ,46/56 for Grade 6 (Term 1) and 51/56 for Grade 6 (term 2). From what I know it is very hard to score above 50, but for term 1 in grade 6 I got a low score because I wasn’t used to the new grading system.
In my current school (I transferred here a month before the pandemic hit) we’re using something called ‘standar based grading’. There are only 3 standars, B for beginning, P for progressing, and M for meeting. They all mean whether you are ‘achieving’ the standars or not. For most subjects I think I will get M’s. I am aso in Math Honors, so that’s something I guess.
EC’s: (there were a lot more offered in my previous school)
-Piano 8 years
-Clarinet 1 year
-Percussion 1 year
-Xylophone 1 year
-Marimba 1 year
-Basketball 4 years (3 years of school team)
-Volleyball 1 year (1 year school team)
-Swimming 9 years (2 years of school team)
-Tennis 2 years
-Near 200 hours of community service (within 4 years)
-IB Learner profile award (1 out of 600+, special scholarship)
-Academic Excellence in Chinese(4 out of 200+) (Scholarship)
-Linguist scholarship (2 out of 200+)
-Ocean science club
Student government (DEI Student advisory council)
-One of the youngest junor prefects in my previous school
-Befriender (literally befriending kids)
-School band (clarinet)
-Service award (for 40+ hours of service in a year)x2
-Student newspaper editor
-School team debate team
-School yearbook editor
-And I’m pretty sure there’s more but I can’t remember them… I’ll add them if I think of them!