Prepared for the Next Level
Green Acres is committed to preparing students for high school, college, and beyond. We know your child and the type of environment they need to succeed beyond Green Acres—and our programs help you and your child find the right-fit high school experience.
No matter when they begin their Green Acres journey, students are adept at self-assessment and reflection by the time they reach 8th grade. They know themselves deeply as learners, allowing them to be successful at a wide variety of high schools, from independent schools, to magnet programs, to their local public schools.
Beginning in 7th grade, families attend informational sessions to understand their high school options and the overall application process from testing to timelines. During the summer transition from 7th to 8th grade, the Middle School Head meets individually with students and their families to understand their search criteria, desired high school experience, and specific goals and questions. This personalized partnership continues throughout the year, with the Middle School Head coordinating practice interview sessions for students and Middle School teachers providing one-on-one advisement regarding applications and essays upon request. While students take responsibility for their high school applications, the Middle School team's guidance and mentorship makes the process manageable and achievable.
Rachel S. '22
"Green Acres has helped me become a leader and find confidence in my voice and to appreciate our differences."
Eliza B. '13
"Green Acres does a really good job of empowering students and making them believe that their opinions matter. Especially in Middle School, Green Acres gives students opportunities to exercise independence and to be leaders in the school. Opportunities in the 7th and 8th grades, like Model UN and individual research projects, were really helpful for me in transitioning to high school and beyond. Having the chance as a 13 year old to see yourself as capable of being a leader is so important."
Daniel R. '18
"The most valuable lesson I learned from Green Acres was to take ownership of my learning. With such an ideal, I have continued to push myself towards my full potential."
Drew S. '10
"Middle School was the time when I started loving community service, which continued into high school and college, as well. Overall, I remember it being a fun experience, which I know not many people would say about their Middle School years. I can pinpoint that as the period when I really started to have confidence in who I was and who I wanted to be."