SEEDS Scholars Head Back to School
Scholars and Young Scholars Prepare for Admission to Independent Schools
Our Scholars and Young Scholars have been working hard over the past few months to prepare themselves for the admissions process to independent schools, meeting with our Admissions and Placement team to complete their applications.
Scholars listen to a panel discussion at
For our Scholars, this included trips to three boarding schools in early September. The visits to the Masters School, the Taft School and Westminster School were opportunities for SEEDS students and their families to take a look at boarding school campuses and meet with SEEDS graduates who attend each school.
Scholars and Young Scholars also had the opportunity to meet representatives from local independent day schools and boarding schools from across the country at the NJ SEEDS Placement School Fair. On September 15, 114 students and family members met at Dwight-Englewood School
to learn more about the schools represented. Students and families also had the opportunity to sit in on an admissions panel, an alumni panel, a financial aid workshop and an interviewing workshop. Thanks to everyone who came out; it was a terrific event, as you can see from our photos online
Earlier this month, SEEDS hosted the first workshop of our financial aid series
for the parents of our Scholars and Young Scholars. Run by SEEDS staff and representatives from several of our partner schools, these workshops are an opportunity for parents to receive help in completing the Parents Financial Statements and TADS Forms.
Scholars Mock Interviews
Best of luck to all of our Scholars and Young Scholars as they continue to excel and complete their applications to independent schools.
CPP Seniors Prepare for College with the Help of Mentors
Our College Preparatory Program (CPP) seniors have spent the past few months working very
CPP students work with their mentor on college applications.
closely with their mentors, a dedicated group of volunteers and SEEDS alumni, as they navigate the college application process. Seniors and mentors have been meeting at least once a month to finalize common applications and edit supplemental essays. Our mentors also conducted mock interviews last month at Newark Academy to prepare for admissions interviews.
CPP students also have been diligently researching potential colleges and universities to find the perfect fit for their skills and interests. As part of this process, several college representatives have visited our students at Orange High School over the past few Saturdays. These colleges and universities included: Allegheny College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Columbia University, Drew University, Oberlin College, Rider University, and Tufts University. Several of our students also had the opportunity to participate in fly-in programs and tour Colorado College, Denison College, Oberlin College and Occidental College.
Thanks to all of our mentors for their help, and good luck to CPP students on their applications!
Guidance Team Sets off to Visit Middle and High School Scholars
|SEEDS High School Scholar Harry Flores at the Hudson School Observatory.|
The four members of our Guidance team are hitting the road this fall, scheduling meetings with SEEDS Middle and High School Scholars at their placement schools across the country. In October alone, our team met with 102 students at 30 different schools. This also included visits with our CPP freshmen and sophomores in college.
Guidance will host two separate college tours to Connecticut and Pennsylvania for High School Scholars over Thanksgiving week. On Monday, November 19, Guidance will take students to Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Lehigh University and Lafayette College. On Tuesday, November 20, students on the trip will visit Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan University and Yale University.
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