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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. 

Set Up for Success

Green Acres students are ready for the next level. Our students aren't just accepted to their top-choice high schools; they thrive in their new communities. Learn more about our graduates' experiences in high school and beyond!

Photo of Rachel S. '22 at Model UN

 

Rachel S. '22

High School: Georgetown Day School
 

"Green Acres has helped me become a leader and find confidence in my voice and to appreciate our differences."

Photo of Eliza Braverman at camp

 

Eliza B. '13

High School: Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
College: Oberlin College
 

"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 giving his 8th grade graduation speech

 

Daniel R. '18

High School: Landon School
College: University of Pennsylvania
 

"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."

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Drew S. '10

High School: St. Andrew's Episcopal School
College: Ohio Wesleyan University
 

"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."

Class of 2024 High School Acceptances

Independent
Bullis School
Edmund Burke School
The Field School
Georgetown Day School
Gonzaga College High School
Holton-Arms School
The Lab School
Maret School
McLean School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Ryken Studies Program
Sandy Spring Friends School
Sidwell Friends School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Washington International School
Washington Waldorf School
Public
Montgomery Blair High School
Math and Science Magnet Program
Rockville High School
IB Program, Engineering Pathway
Walt Whitman High School
Leadership Academy for Social Justice
Walter Johnson High School
APEX Program

Current High School Enrollment

Did you know? 

Mister Rogers once visited Green Acres School. An icon of child engagement and a proponent of being a good neighbor, he recognized in Green Acres School a kinship. Learn more about our program and discover what inspired Mister Rogers to describe us as a "superb school."

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