Class of 2017 College Acceptances

The Class of 2017 has received acceptances at 111 different colleges and universities. (Colleges and universities where students will attend are denoted in bold.)

American University
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Auburn University
Baylor University
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bucknell University
Case Western Reserve University
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Emory University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Hampden-Sydney College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Howard University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Jacksonville University
James Madison University
Liberty University
Marist College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Miami University, Oxford
New York University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Queens University of Charlotte
Rhodes College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Saint Michael's College
Samford University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Melbourne
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews
University of Sydney
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Wells College
Western Michigan University
Wilfrid Laurier University
William Peace University
Wofford College
Xavier University
Yale University

 

  

 


School News

LS Director Letter: February 10
Posted 02/10/2017 10:00AM

Dear Lower School Parents, 

It has been a busy week in the Lower School!  We hosted a New Parent Luncheon on Monday, we continued the book club with Catherine Steiner-Adair’s book The Big Disconnect, we held the Parents’ Association meeting and the Lower School Parent Advisory meeting, and we welcomed a number of visitors.  

Also this week, I had the privilege of attending a forum about the economics of early childhood investment called Kidonomics, hosted by the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University.  Along with current and former governors, scientists, researchers, health care professionals, business leaders, economists and educators, Crissy Anderson, Emilee Transou, Randy Doss and I discussed the impact of investing in early education.  The good news is that you have made an excellent choice for both your children and for the greater community by making education a priority.  Bravo!

One of the most profound takeaways for me was that there is both a business case and a brain case for investing in education.  The business case clearly demonstrates that there is an increasing gap between the skills businesses need and those currently available. There aren’t nearly enough people in the work force who can think critically, problem solve at an increasing pace and collaborate with diverse colleagues.  There is also a quantifiable benefit to individuals who invest in early education to the tune of about a seven dollar return for each dollar spent.  The brain case argues that there are optimal windows during which important sensory, language and higher cognitive neural circuits are established, and those windows are when children are young.  

Thank you for trusting us with your children during this critical developmental period.  The research proves you won’t regret it!
 
Next week we will celebrate the 100th day of school, and we will cheer on the Bengals at the state playoffs for wresting and basketball. 

Warm regards,

Gillian S. Goodman, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Lower School Director  


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