Secondary School Placement
Choosing the right high school after Mizzentop may seem like a daunting task, but families here receive guidance and assistance throughout the process. Beginning in Fifth Grade, our Director of Secondary School Placement works with students, encouraging them to consider what qualities they would want in a high school: courses, clubs, athletics, the arts, community service, campus size, class size, etc. All Middle School students are invited to attend informational sessions with admission officers visiting Mizzentop from schools across the region. In those sessions, students have the opportunity to ask thoughtful questions about each campus as they gain insight into the application process.
Each spring, Mizzentop hosts a Secondary School Fair, allowing Middle School families the opportunity to meet admission officers from dozens of independent and parochial high schools. Seventh Grade parents gain further insight into the application process in the Secondary School Information Night with the Director of Secondary School Placement

By Eighth Grade, students and families have an idea of schools they wish to attend. Students complete projects like the "Inner Me" costume and mock interviews during Advisory to help them prepare for the application process ahead. Mizzentop offers an SSAT (Secondary School Placement Test) prep class in the fall to help students prepare for the exam required by many independent schools. Additionally, they receive guidance with essays and recommendations from their teachers and the Head of School so that by March, they have secured a place as high school freshman.
Mizzentop graduates consistently excel at the nation's top schools.


Avon Old Farms
Berkshire School
Burke Mountain Academy
Canterbury School
Deerfield Academy
Emma Willard School
Foxcroft School
Grier School
Harvey School
Hotchkiss School
Harvey School
Immaculate High School
Institute for Collaborative Ed
Iona Prep
Kennedy High School
Kent School
Marvelwood School
Masters School
Millbrook School
Miss Hall’s School
Miss Porter’s School
Northfield Mount Hermon
Oakwood Friends School
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Poughkeepsie Day School
Taft School
Putney School
South Kent School
St. Scholastica Academy
Trinity-Pawling School
Westminster School
Westover School
White Mountain School
Wooster School


Bard College
Bates College
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Colgate University
Cornell University
Dutchess Community Col.
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Franklin Pierce University
Hamilton College
Hobart and William Smith
Loyola College (MD)
Louisiana State University
Marist College
Mercer University
Mount Holyoke
New York University
Northeastern University
Pace University
Princeton University
Roger Williams University
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
St. Joseph University (PA)
Savannah College
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Purchase
Syracuse University
Thomas College
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Scranton
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Wentworth Institute
Western Connecticut Univ.
Williams College