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.

In addition to the individual meetings advisors hold with parent/guardians and students, Pike hosts an annual Secondary School Fair every September. Admission representatives from nearly eighty schools attend this fair each year.

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.

Our 2018 Graduates are Currently Attending:

  • The Academy at Penguin Hall
  • Boston University Academy
  • Brooks School
  • Cambridge School of Weston
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Concord Academy
  • The Derryfield School 
  • The Governor’s Academy
  • Groton School
  • Kimball Union Academy
  • Lawrence Academy
  • Middlesex School
  • Milton Academy
  • Phillips Andover Academy
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Pike School 9th Grade
  • Pingree School
  • Public High School
  • St. John’s Preparatory School
  • St. Paul’s School