RYE, N.Y. While the majority of Westchester's high school seniors are fretting over college acceptance letters, a fair share of the students over at School of the Holy Child in Rye aren't worried, according to the schools guidance department.
This year, 90 percent of Holy Child seniors who applied early decision/early action have been accepted into the colleges and universities of their choice, said Joanna "JB" Broda, director of guidance and college counseling.
While Broda said the competition for early action is tougher than ever before, Holy Child students have succeeded thanks in part to the school's effort to get students contemplating college early on in their school careers.
"At Holy Child, the College Counseling Office offers support and resources to each student as she begins to discover the kind of college experience in which she will thrive, Broda said. As part of this, students in 11th and 12th grades participate in guidance courses focusing on all aspects of the college process, from writing application essays to making the transition to a college campus.
Broda said the list of colleges the girls at Holy Child have already been admitted to include Brown, Bucknell, Cornell, Elon, Fordham, Georgetown, Lehigh, MIT, New York University, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Oberlin, Rhode Island School of Design, St. Andrews, Vanderbilt, Villanova, among others.
Our college list reflects a wide range of schools," Broda said. "From small liberal arts colleges to large universities, from premier art schools and music conservatories to technical institutes and international programs."
Broda said the goal for students is to find a school that meets each of their specific wants and needs.
"We work with students and their families to develop a list of colleges that will meet their personal and intellectual needs, Broda said. It is our hope that each student will ultimately choose a college that will continue to nurture her interests and help her grow as an individual, as well as a responsible global citizen.
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