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Secondary School Guidance

We are here to support you every step of the way as your son prepares for Secondary School.

The Secondary School Guidance Office comes under the Admission Office umbrella and serves, on average, 40 families each year. We enjoy a deep connection with the Directors of Admission and their associates at numerous independent schools around the country.

We begin our process in the spring of a student's 8th grade year with individual counseling and advice on finding the "right fit." Our office oversees 400 plus applications to roughly 90 independent schools each year. We are responsible for gathering all recommendations and transcripts and guide our families through the completion of their applications. We coach our students on upcoming interviews, and offer an SSAT overview class complete with practice tests and analysis of individual scores. Hillside School is a test site for the SSAT's and we assist all families with their test registrations, including those requiring specific accommodations.

Our son attended Hillside for two years (8th and 9th grade), and I can unequivocally say that he had a distinct advantage applying to secondary schools as a result. Hillside's placement team were constant guides and provided invaluable advice every step along the way. I cannot provide a higher recommendation for Hillside School. Simply put, the best of the best."

A Future Groton Parent

2023-2024 Secondary School Placement

Secondary School Acceptances (2022)

*denotes matriculation

Asheville School
*Avon Old Farms School
Berkshire School
*Brewster Academy
*Brooks School
*Buckingham Browne & Nichols School 
Cambridge School of Weston 
Canterbury School
*Catholic Memorial School
*Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
*Cheshire Academy
*Concord Academy
Cranbrook Schools
Cushing Academy
Dublin School
*Eagle Hill School
*Episcopal High School
*Forman School
*Fountain Valley School
*Frederick Gunn School
George School
Gould Academy
*Governor’s Academy
*Hoosac School
Indian Springs School

Kent School
Kents Hill School
*Kimball Union Academy
Landmark School
*Lawrence Academy
*MacDuffie School
Marianapolis Preparatory School 
Masters School
*McCallie School
*Mercersburg Academy
*Middlesex School
Millbrook School
New England Innovation Academy
*New Hampton School
*North Broward Preparatory School
*Northfield Mount Hermon School 
Oakwood Friends School 
Perkiomen School
*Phillips Academy Andover 
Pomfret School
*Portsmouth Abbey School
*Proctor Academy
Providence Country Day School
*Putney School

Randolph-Macon Academy
Rocky Hill Country Day School 
Saint James School
Saint John’s High School
*Salisbury School
St. Andrew’s School (RI)
St. George’s School
*St. John’s Preparatory School
*St. Mark’s School
St. Sebastian’s School
Stony Brook School
*Tabor Academy
Taft School
Tilton School
*Trinity-Pawling School
Vermont Academy
*The Village School
Virginia Episcopal School 
Westtown School
White Mountain School
*Williston Northampton School
*Winchendon School
*Worcester Academy
Wyoming Seminary


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