About Shore Graduates
Shore graduates are regularly accepted at the region’s top secondary schools and go on to attend the nation’s best colleges and universities. Supported by the Office of Secondary School Counseling, Shore graduates successfully matriculate at all kinds of high schools: independent day, independent boarding, parochial, and public. A majority of Shore students, after enjoying the classrooms, programs, and community of Shore, opt to remain in independent school settings. Those entering public school typically transfer into top academic sections and quickly find their appropriate peer group. In our local, highly competitive day, or day and boarding independent school options, Shore graduates are well represented. Historically, approximately half of Shore’s graduates choose regional boarding schools. New England’s rich assortment of schools is ideal for the varied interests, passions, and strengths of Shore graduates! Selection is tailored on the basis of appropriate personal style and program, and our students are prepared for this new stage of independence.
Secondary School Counseling Team and Process
Shore’s Office of Secondary School Counseling includes Director of Secondary School Counseling Sander van Otterloo '91, as well as Head of School Clair Ward, and Head of Upper School Gustavo Carrera.
The process begins with an orientation phase for seventh grade families and will support families through the search, application, advocacy, and placement in a secondary school after completion of Shore’s eighth or ninth grade. We maintain and update an internal resource page for families moving through the process, which helps them access tools and learn more about upcoming events. Our office visits the admissions offices of secondary schools frequently to cultivate our relationships, update secondary schools on Shore programs, and to advocate on behalf of individual Shore students in the secondary school process.