Choosing a high school
Finding the next Right Fit
The process of choosing a high school is exciting and, at times, overwhelming. It is not the name, nor the location, nor the reputation of the next school that matters – it is the “right fit.” This is a term you will hear again during the college process! ACDS is committed to helping families find the best choice for each graduate.
Our graduates are ready for the high schools of their dreams -- their highest and best next step, whatever it may be. At Country Day, we encourage families to open their minds to all the possibilities.
Secondary school placement counseling is offered to all Middle School students. Director of Outplacement Gretchen Cole works with each family to find the ideal match for each student. She is available at each step to provide counsel, explain the necessary forms and testing, and celebrate each student's choice.
Country Day has been preparing students for high schools across the country and around the world for several generations, and schools know our program and reputation. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with the representatives of boarding and day schools nationwide, and our annual Boarding School Fair has strengthened awareness of ACDS. Schools often remark that Country Day students are not only well prepared for the classroom but also bring confidence and competence to their dorms, teams, leadership positions, and friendships.