Secondary School & Beyond

AboutShore 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.

Patrick Coyle, Director of Secondary School Counseling

"At Shore, our families apply to a variety of amazing institutions. Our hope is to find 'happy landings' for all of our students. We aim to find schools that will offer an excellent, well-rounded experience so that alumni can find balance and continue to be curious and confident learners and good citizens."
Shore’s Office of Secondary School Counseling includes Director of Secondary School Counseling Patrick Coyle and Head of Upper School Oliver Hay.

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.

Most Popular Secondary Schools in Recent Years

Austin Preparatory School
Brooks School
Cambridge School of Weston
Concord Academy
Dana Hall School
The Governor’s Academy
Groton School
Holderness School
Middlesex School
Milton Academy
New Hampton School
Phillips Academy – Andover
Phillips Exeter Academy
Pingree School
Proctor Academy
St. George’s School
St. John’s Preparatory School
St. Mark’s School
St. Paul’s School
Suffield Academy
Tabor Academy
Williston Northampton School

Most Popular Colleges and Universities

Amherst College
Babson College
Bentley College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
Colby College
Colorado College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Emory University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
McGill University
Middlebury College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Providence College
Syracuse University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Chicago
University of Massachusetts 
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University

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We invite you to visit us—there’s so much more to discover. Tours and conversations help us learn about your child and understand your goals for their education.

Shore Country Day School

545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-1700
Shore Country Day School’s mission is to provide an education that inspires a love of learning and encourages children to embrace academic challenge. We seek to build character, cultivate creativity, and value diversity as we help our children become healthy, compassionate citizens of the world.
The School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law, and extends to them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its admissions, scholarships, and loans, and its educational, athletic, and other programs.