College Admissions Process Kickoff

We are excited to see you on Saturday, November 17, as we kick off the college admissions process for the Class of 2020. Registration for the college workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the lobby of the O'Brien Arts Center, and the program itself will run from 8:30 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m. Our keynote speaker will be Vice President and Dean of Admissions Jim Bock from Swarthmore College; Jim will share his wisdom and answer your questions about the college process.

If you plan to attend, please let Barbara Samson know; send your RSVP to Barb at

Please read the below articles prior to Saturday's program, as they'll help frame our conversations (your children will be reading these articles as well).

2018 Program Schedule

8:00-8:25 a.m. — Registration Open, O'Brien Arts Center lobby
8:30-9:45 a.m. — Keynote Speaker: Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Swarthmore College, Engelhard Hall
9:45-10:00 a.m. — Break
10:00-11:15 a.m. — Naviance Presentation with College Counselors, Engelhard Hall

Discussion Articles

"How to Survive the College Admissions Madness," Frank Bruni, New York Times, March 3, 2015
"Olympic Gymnastics and College Admissions — Not Fair!!!," Richard Clark, Georgia Tech Admission Blog, August 15, 2016
"List-Making and Loving the Child You Have," Beth Slattery, Associate of College Counselors in Independent Schools Blog, May 11, 2018