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Sunday, June 5, 2016

College Prep of Oakland, a co-educational, private school, is one of the most selective private day schools in the country, with a population of only 320 students.
The highly-selective admissions process guarantees a high-caliber student upon entrance, which typically results in these students’ becoming freshmen at the nation’s top colleges—22 students from College Prep have become Stanford students upon graduation during the last five years alone.
Students participate in Intraterm each year, a specialized program for enrichment the week before spring break.
Awards, Ranking, Alumni, Tuition:
  • 59% of the class of 2013 were recognized as either National Merit Semi-Finalists or Commended
  • Ranked #17 private school in the country by Forbes Magazine in 2010
  • Alumni include filmmaker Miranda July, Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Marchick, and Cher Wang, co-founder of smartphone manufacturer HTC
The Winsor School, founded in 1886, is one of the top all-women’s prep schools in the country. Its academic excellence is evidenced by its high average combined SAT score of 2100 and its Ivy League/MIT/Stanford matriculation rate of 35%.
Winsor enrolls approximately 430 students from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. For further enrichment, the school offers off-campus programs, exchanges to China and France, and semesters at the Mountain School in Vermont.
Awards, Ranking, Alumni, Tuition:

  • Ranked #10 on Forbes Magazine best prep list
  • Alumnae include figure skater Tenley Albright and Harvard Law School Professor Martha Field
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

In the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one will discover the 18-acre campus of the Horace Mann School, which is recognized as one of the top feeder schools to the Ivies.
Horace Mann seeks to educate the whole person inside and outside of the classroom: In addition to offering an assortment of co-curricular activities, students are required to pass a swim test, learn CPR, and complete community service hours as part of their graduation requirements.
Awards, Ranking, Alumni, Tuition:

  • Ranked #2 school in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine in 2010
  • Ranked #4 by the Wall Street Journal
  • Most of its 21 student publications have earned recognition from the CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association) and ASPA (Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors)
  • Alumni include composer Elliott Carter, poet William Carlos Williams, novelist James Salter, philosopher John Searle, economist Robert Heilbroner, Pultizer Prize–winning author Robert Caro, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, and jazz pianist Peter Cincotti
  • Tuition: