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IYM Virtual Prep School Information Session 1 - Shared screen with speaker view
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
01:12:02
Choate Rosemary Hall – www.choate.eduMrs. Helene Ramirez Guerra – Associate Director & Director of Multicultural Recruitmenthramirezguerra@choate.edu
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
01:12:43
Deerfield Academy – https://deerfield.edu/admissionMr. Jeff Armes -Associate Dean of Admission jarmes@deerfield.edu
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
01:13:09
St. Paul’s School – www.sps.eduMr. Derek Johnson – Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Multicultural Recruitmentdjohnson@sps.edu
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
01:14:01
Salisbury – www.salisburyschool.orgMr. Bill Warder – Director of Admissionbwarder@salisburyschool.org
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:18:26
Choate is opening their campus this summer for tours.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:19:13
Zoom interviews will continue for students for the fall 2022
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:20:00
Deerfield on site tours and interviews this summer.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:22:11
St. Paul's similar as the summer goes for interviews and tours June 28 - to Mid August.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:23:12
Reminder the first step is to complete an online Inquiry with schools
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:23:45
Salisbury has been open all year long. Come out to visit!
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:24:26
The inquiry gets you into the communication conduit of any school.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:25:03
Virtual interviews for Salisbury (all boys school).
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:26:14
Choate will continue to be test optional for 2022.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:26:54
Additional writing sample and teaching recommendation (third recommendation required)
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:27:43
Deerfield may continue to be test optional for 2022. Additional teacher recommendation and writing sample.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:28:35
Choate test optional for all student levels.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:29:01
No one is at a disadvantage for not having taken a test.
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01:29:08
St. Paul's is test optional.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:29:52
"What we do is about access" - Derek Johnson, St. Paul's
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01:30:28
There is no pile A or pile B as it relates to testing.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:30:38
Salisbury - is test optional.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:31:07
Salisbury has been test optional since 2007.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:32:28
The interview process and getting to know the student as a person is much more important than a test.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:33:07
Choate only accepts Gateway, but we accept the SAO if you belong to a Community Based Organization such as IYM.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:34:06
Pro Tip: Start early! Use MS Word document to work on your questions and essays.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:34:45
Deerfield is a Gateway school as well.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:35:53
Be aware of each individual school's deadlines. Typically mid to late January. You have plenty of time to complete the application. Most applications are not reviewed until after the January deadline.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:36:21
Don't feel you have to rush.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:37:09
Have conversations with those who are going to provide you with a recommendation.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:37:49
St. Paul's only accepts the Gateway application.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:38:39
Salisbury is a SAO & Gateway application. It is okay to call a school that your application is complete. This demonstrates with the school as well, that you are on top of things.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:41:17
Every student that has applied will receive a password (online parent portal) to see what is missing in early January - Deerfield.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:42:27
Choate - check your portal first before giving us a call as you will see the most up to date information.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:43:10
Pro Tip! - Use a spreadsheet to track all of the passwords for the schools you applied to.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:43:53
Stay on top of your teachers (friendly, kindly, respectfully) to submit references.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:46:02
If applying for financial aid take some time to thoroughly look through your financial aid package. Does the grant include a stipend for travel? books?
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:46:59
Be informed about the school's culture, curriculum and community.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:48:07
Jeff Armes - The financial aid application is the deadline you do not want to miss. This could be detrimental to your application.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:48:58
Both the decision and the financial aid award letter is given at the same time on March 10th. This will give you a complete picture.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
01:50:52
St. Paul's gave out $12 million to some 200 students in 2021. Don't miss the deadline!
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:03:44
Please turn on your cameras. First impressions are fast and they last. Let yourself be seen.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:16:25
Prefects - Seniors who work as a mentor to the underclass in the dorm. Think of RA's (Resident Assistants) in college.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:23:32
Reentry years - "Reclassing"
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:24:28
Where a student who has completed a year like 9th grade elects to repeat the 9th grade again (or the applicable year).
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:26:12
Junior Boarding Schools are independent elementary and middle schools with a boarding program for middle school students
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:26:33
Often known as ‘private’ or ‘pre-prep’ middle schools, junior boarding schools are a small group of excellent schools, without an upper or secondary school level, completely devoted to the education of young and early adolescent children.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:27:36
The opportunity for a child to complete 9th grade at a junior boarding school – or to enter as an 8th or 9th grader – is unique and compelling. Leadership responsibilities, academic strengthening, the chance to experience boarding school life, the opportunity to mature and build confidence before starting secondary school can be extremely worthwhile.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:28:52
Choate Rosemary Hall – www.choate.eduMs. Helene Ramirez Guerra – Associate Director & Director of Multicultural Recruitmenthramirezguerra@choate.eduDeerfield Academy– https://deerfield.edu/admissionMr. Jeff Armes -Associate Dean of Admission jarmes@deerfield.eduSalisbury School – www.salisburyschool.orgMr. Bill Warder – Director of Admissionbwarder@salisburyschool.orgSt. Paul’s School – www.sps.eduMr. Derek Johnson – Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Multicultural Recruitmentdjohnson@sps.edu
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:29:16
Junior Boarding School Association https://jbsa.myschoolapp.com/page/?siteId=1073&ssl=1
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
02:29:43
If we are unable to answer any of your questions during this meeting, please directly reach out to me at kharris@inspiringyoungminds.org (listed in the chat) and I will be sure to get back to you within 48 hours.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:29:46
IYM - https://inspiringyoungminds.org Click on REGISTER
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:31:26
https://www.boardingschoolreview.com/
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
02:34:31
Unfortunately, we are unable to answer all of the questions during this meeting tonight. Please directly reach out to me at kharris@inspiringyoungminds.org (listed in the chat) and I will be sure to get back to you within 48 hours.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:35:15
There are many eyes on the students - teachers, dorm parents, coaches, advisors, prefects.
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:35:39
Joshua Baptiste - St. Paul’s/Columbia University
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
02:37:31
Important websites and resourcesIYM - https://inspiringyoungminds.org Click on REGISTERSSAT (Testing and SAO application) - www.ssat.orgSSS (Financial aid application) https://www.solutionsbysss.com/NAIS - https://www.nais.org/Junior Boarding School Association https://jbsa.myschoolapp.com/page/?siteId=1073&ssl=1Boarding School Review - https://www.boardingschoolreview.com/TABS - http://www.boardingschools.com/
IYM - Baron Whitfield
02:37:35
IYM - https://inspiringyoungminds.org Click on REGISTER
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
02:38:04
https://inspiringyoungminds.org/
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
02:40:20
mcheong@inspiringyoungminds.org
IYM - Keri Harris, MBA
02:40:51
Thanks everyone for your attendance tonight
IYM -Jackie Mills
02:40:56
jgrahammills@inspiringyoungminds.org