Entries by carole

A New Year and a Fresh Start

I hope you had a pleasant winter holiday break and are well-rested. For most students, the new year is the start of a new school term, which makes it a great time for a fresh start and to take inventory of your accomplishments last term.   What were the most memorable things that happened since […]

Apply Ivy Visits Kimball Union Academy

During my visit to Kimball Union Academy (KUA), a number of things stood out to me. First, the campus is beautifully maintained, with impressive sports fields and buildings. Second, their scholars programs allow students to highlight their interests and talents through a 2-year program (they currently have arts scholars, global scholars, and they are adding […]

Apply Ivy Visits New Hampton School

During my recent visit to New Hampton School with a group of education consultants, we were met by the school mascot “Husky” upon our arrival who was ready to give each of us a high five. Next, the team of tour guides who showed us around had devised an “Amazing Race” for us to follow […]

Apply Ivy Visits Brewster Academy

Brewster Academy is a small boarding school with 350 students set on a beautiful lake in New Hampshire. Brewster has strong sports (they often have basketball players who are recruited to play for Division 1 colleges), and sailing and crew (proximity to the lake makes these attractive), but also strong support for students. This support […]

Apply Ivy Visits Lehigh University

  Lehigh University is not for the faint of heart – it’s built on a hill, so you will definitely get exercise walking around campus, and it also emphasizes an active, hands-on education that challenges students.     Lehigh has a strong engineering program, that about 1/3 of students are part of, as well as […]

Apply Ivy Visits Drexel University

Drexel University, located in the University City area of Philadelphia, promotes their motto “Ambition Can’t Wait” throughout campus. On a rainy morning, I arrived at Drexel’s campus. Drexel is known for their strong co-op program, where students complete either one or three 6-8 month internships during the course of their university career, which positions students […]

Apply Ivy Visits Lafayette College

Lafayette College in Easton, PA offers two unique characteristics among liberal arts colleges; they offer an engineering degree, and they have a Division 1 (D1) sports program. The campus is set up on a hill, and is quite beautiful. For a student who wants either engineering or D1 sports but is nervous about a large […]

Apply Ivy Visits University of Pennsylvania

As one of the eight Ivy League schools, University of Pennsylvania embodies a strong sense of history and place throughout campus. University of Pennsylvania commonly referred to as Penn, is located in Philadelphia, but even though it is a “city school”, the campus is contiguous and feels quite safe and in a way set apart […]

The Importance of Etiquette

This article is by a guest blogger, Bernice Lee. You’ve heard how important it is for your child to meet admissions officers and alumni at school fairs to research different schools before applying.  For several years I was a Yale alumni representative at several of these events, held in various secondary schools.  Here is my […]

Apply Ivy Visits Villanova University

Villanova University is located only a few miles outside of Philadelphia, PA, known for strong school spirit, highly ranked sports teams, and a commitment to service. School spirit runs high at Villanova, and visiting a few weeks after their men’s basketball team won the NCAA won the Final Four Championship, it was apparent that “Nova […]