Secondary School + College Placement
The school takes an active role in helping eighth graders gain acceptance to schools that suit their talents and interests. Our director of upper school meets with students and their families to offer guidance and advice as they plan visits to schools and consider submitting applications. Time is devoted to preparing students for the transition to secondary school during life skill classes and x-blocks. This preparation includes interviewing skills, essay brainstorming, and guidance on choosing the school that is the best fit.
Our graduates go on to a variety of public and independent secondary schools, including Beverly High School, Boston University Academy, Brewster Academy, Brooks School, Cambridge School of Weston, Commonwealth School, Concord Academy, Cushing Academy, Dana Hall School, Deerfield Academy, Gloucester High School, The Governor’s Academy, Groton School, Gould Academy, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Holderness School, Ipswich High School, Landmark Prep, Manchester-Essex High School, Middlesex School, Milton Academy, New Hampton School, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Phillips Academy (Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy, Pingree School, Proctor Academy, Putney School, Rockport High School, Salem High School, St. John’s Prep, Thacher School, Walnut Hill School, and Waring School.
Following secondary school, GUS graduates attend colleges of all sizes and locations, including Art Institute of Chicago, Bard College, Barnard College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, California Institute of Technology, Clarke University, Colby College, Colorado College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Drew University, Emerson College, Georgetown University, College of the Holy Cross, Harvard University, Kenyon College, McGill University, Middlebury College, New York University, Northwestern University, Pace University, Princeton University, Reed College, Smith College, Syracuse University, Union College, University of California, University of Chicago, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of St. Andrews – Scotland, University of Vermont, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Yale University.