The Enrollment Lottery is now completed.
We are continuing to accept Letters of Intent for all grades,
and children will be added to wait lists, first come, first served.
Please visit the Enrollment Process page for more information.
A MacLaren education can prepare you for careers yet to be created, as well as a fulfilling life of self-growth and discovery. The first step in creating the future you dream of is focusing on the daily task of learning all you can, both in the classroom and in the greater community you live in. To guarantee that you arrive at the fall of your senior year, fully ready to fill in the details of your personal "futures map," follow the guide below to navigate the next 4 years of high school:
Freshman and Sophomore Year
Although you will be encouraged to document your extracurricular and volunteer activities in your ICAP account, in addition to recording the dates you were participating, the name of the organization and what you did, consider noting:
►If your volunteer time has involved a special memory or experience,
impressions of the event.
The 7 Stages of College Choice
1) Self-Awareness Exploring needs, strengths, goals
2) Identification Developing college knowledge and priorities
3) Research Attending college fairs, interacting with college reps, internet research
4) Exploration Visiting college campuses
5) Anticipation Evaluating fit/match with a variety of criteria
6) Action Completing applications
7) Acceptance Decision time
Food for Thought --- A recent research study from Harvard graduate school explores how to reduce the stress too many high school students experience as they try to create a compelling profile for college admissions. To read more, click here.
Ten Parent Tips for Navigating College Admissions Suggestions on what you can do well before your student's Junior year!
Check out the resources found on the National Association for College Admission Counseling including advice on: College Preparation, College Search, Applying to College, Paying for College and Succeeding in College. A website you might want to "bookmark!"