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

MS Director Letter: April 14
Posted 04/14/2017 10:00AM

Good Day Middle School Parents,

I have recently started reading the book UnSelfie, Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, by Michele Borba, Ed.D. I’m finding it to be an interesting and thought provoking read. In a section entitled The Rise of the Selfie Syndrome and the Fall of Empathy, they speak about the dip in empathy among today’s youth. They see selfies as representing a me-centered culture and contributing to the self-admiration craze. They say that teens are at 40% lower empathy levels than three decades ago, with a marked increase in narcissism levels. While I am not sure what survey was conducted to determine these figures, I thought you might enjoy the read and take the opportunity to discuss it with family and friends.

 “The world is never saved by grand gestures, but by the accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion every day.” Chris Abani

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 22, Bengal Dash: Please sign up to run at

For the Gardener in You

Are you looking for a summer project with the kids?  A service endeavor? A way to grow your own food?

Annual beds are available this spring and summer for use by the GDS community. Please contact Mrs. Marshall or GDS parent, Dana Davis, if you would be interested in your own growing space in the Andreve Teaching Garden on the south side of the Bell Family Middle School.  The garden is stocked with tools, availability to water, good soil, full sun and endless learning opportunities. Please contact Clarissa Marshall for more information. 

Did you know?

After two weeks of trial and error, our 5th grade engineers have completed their Mousetrap Race Cars. I love watching as they go through the many iterations. Their attitude remained positive as they tried, assessed, retried, and reassessed. I’m anxious to see how this translates into other forms of assessments. How can we keep the positive attitudes as they assess and reassess?  Please ask your 5th graders about their car and the process.

Barry L. Davis
Middle School Director 

  • August 17, 2017
    • Upper School Parent Orientation (for new US parents) 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    August 18, 2017
    • Middle School New Student Welcome Program 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
    • Lower School New Student Welcome Program 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    August 21, 2017
    • Lower School Open House: BB-K 5:30-6:30 p.m., grades 1-4 6-7 p.m. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Middle School Advising Drop-in 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • US Parent Orientation (for new US parents) 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

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