Over the next few days, I’ll share with you the things that struck me most about each campus
This year, I’ve new added angle to my campus visits. I asked tour guides at each school two questions:
Why are you a tour guide?
What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about [school] that motivates to share it with prospective students?
Every year, at every school, student tour guides do a great job introducing and sharing their schools and I think their belief in, and their support of, their schools can tell us a lot.
Putney, Winchendon, Dublin, and Vermont Academy all look terrific with new buildings and programs. Students were all up beat and engaged in their classes. I felt the excitement from the faculty, to administrators, through their full communities. The food was excellent at all of theses “FAB FOUR TOUR” schools.
I highly recommend any one of these schools for a student who educational profile fits the school’s offerings – level of challenge, pressure, competition and learning style.
Learning supports are in place at all schools. Each offers some exciting, challenging curriculum choices with study abroad options available. Since my last visits, this group has added more AP and Honors classes, robotics programs and strengthened their visual and performing arts programs. Each school also involves students in elements of environmental stewardship. Their college matriculation lists are improving all of the time.
Check-in over the coming days for impressions from each campus.