High School Placement Process

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High School and Beyond

After serving their final year at C&C as role models for the twenty-two Groups beneath them, our C&C graduates begin 9th grade as the youngest in their new high school community. Before they encounter new curriculum and processes and see the satisfying ways in which their time at C&C has prepared them for this chapter, our students must grapple with standardized tests, craft applicant essays, and navigate interviews, all the while identifying who they are as students and making the big decision on which high school will be the best match for them. Applying to High School is a daunting process, but C&C students and families are supported every step of the way. 

Academic skills are critical—and our graduates find that they quickly match and surpass their high school peers in the realms of math and language arts. At the same time, we believe the overarching responsibility of a C&C education is instilling in our students a curiosity for learning; a foundation of competence, confidence, resourcefulness; and a commitment to collaboration and active citizenship. We believe that these are the skills that will matter in the next decades and know C&C students are well prepared. 

It is with these sharpened skills that our students apply to high school. Starting in the 11s (6th grade), students spend time in Academic Performance Lab (APL), where they focus on preparing for standardized tests and honing general test-taking skills. Our 12s continue APL and begin to learn about the high school application process—and life after high school—through meetings with the Director of Upper School and High School Placement Coordinator. At one of the most beloved events of the year—our annual Meet the Grads event—our high school-aged graduates describe how the process worked for them—and how C&C gave them a strong foundation for the next steps in their educational journey.

Our 13s balance the application process with their rigorous studies at C&C. And, as each school year comes to an end, our graduates matriculate to a wide range of acclaimed high schools and colleges.

High School Acceptance List for the Class of 2023

  • Avenues
  • Beacon
  • Beekman
  • Berkeley Carroll
  • Birch Wathen Lenox
  • Bronx Science
  • Brooklyn Collaborative
  • Brooklyn Friends
  • Brooklyn Latin
  • Calhoun
  • Central Park East
  • Chelsea Career and Tech
  • Columbia Grammar and Prep
  • Dalton
  • Fieldston
  • Franklin School (NJ)
  • Friends Seminary
  • Grace Church School
  • LREI
  • Millennium
  • Murrow
  • Nightingale-Bamford School
  • Notre Dame
  • Packer Collegiate
  • Poly Prep
  • Putney
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Spence
  • St. Ann’s School
  • Trevor Day
  • Trinity

College and University Matriculation for the Classes of 2018 and 2019

American University

Barnard College (2)

Bates College (2)

Bennington College

Binghamton University

Bowdoin College

Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University

Colgate University

Cornell University

Duke University

Harvey Mudd College

Loyola Marymount University

Northeastern University (3)

Northwestern University (2)

Oberlin College and Conservatory

Pitzer College (2)

Providence College

Rochester Institute of Technology

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Smith College (2)

Southern Methodist University

Syracuse University

The American University of Paris

Tufts University

Union College

University of Michigan

University of Rochester

University of Southern California (3)

University of Wisconsin

Washington University of St. Louis

Wesleyan University (2)

Williams College

Yale University (2)