Secondary School Advising

Pike graduates excel in the academic programs of competitive secondary schools, markedly so in their first year.

Pike graduates are:

  • comfortable building relationships with their teachers
  • actively participating in class discussions
  • thinking critically
  • reasoning quantitatively
  • managing their time successfully
  • independent learners who collaborate well in groups

Beginning in April of the Seventh Grade year, our Secondary School placement advisors support students and their families as they navigate the application process. Parents/guardians attend an introductory presentation to learn about the Secondary School Advising Program. Our advisors explain secondary school options, present statistics on area schools, and outline application timelines.

At this time, Pike families have the unique opportunity to attend a question and answer panel of admission directors at some of the nation’s leading secondary schools. Information workshops are also held for students to prepare them for the important aspects of this process, such as how to master an interview.

To enhance their work with the Pike families they advise each year, Pike’s two secondary school advisors host admission personnel at Pike and visit many independent secondary schools throughout New England.

Our secondary school advising process maximizes each child’s chances of matriculating at a secondary school where he or she will flourish. Pike graduates have matriculated at more than 40 secondary schools.

Pingree School

The Academic Experience
 Thursday, December 9
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
This event is 90 minutes in duration. We are asking students to register as spots are limited.

Lawrence Academy

Virtual “Time to Apply” Event
 Wednesday, December 15
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Hear from Lawrence Academy’s admissions team, current students, and a current parent about the process of applying to Lawrence Academy. We will overview the application process, provide some advice, and answer any questions you have before submitting your application on January 15, 2022! The session should last no longer than 45 minutes. We hope you can join us! Register here.

St. John's Prep

St. John's Prep Informational Video
St. John's Prep Online Viewbook


Virtual Info Sessions
Offered on Select Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
Learn more.

Self-Guided Virtual Campus Tour
Available to families to take at their own time and pace.

In-Person Campus Tours
Offered most Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Register Now.

Virtual Preview the Prep Open House Series
45-minute webinars focusing on a specific aspect of the Prep - athletics, multicultural affairs and community
development, fine arts, academics, student life, and student support.

Our 2021 Graduates are Matriculating to:

  • Austin Preparatory School
  • Boston University Academy   
  • Brooks School
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Commonwealth School
  • Derryfield School
  • Governor’s Academy
  • Groton School
  • Lawrence Academy
  •  Middlesex School
  • New England Innovation Academy
  • Noble and Greenough School
  •  Phillips Andover
  • Phillips Exeter
  • Pike Grade 9   
  • Pingree School
  • Public High School
  • St. John’s Preparatory School
  • St. Paul’s School
  •  Tabor Academy
  • Westtown School
  • Williston Northampton School