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Hopkins School

School rating 5 /5 by

986 Forest Road New Haven CT 06515 United States
Day
7th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

Hopkins School review by . Hopkins in general is fantastic. If you want to go more in depth on a topic or are above the levels being offered, they will set up a program for you. My math class senior was three kids, and I ended up as a freshman in college having already completed math courses that math majors don't finish until the end of their sophomore year. It is a pretty competitive place, but you will find people equally motivated and interested who will be your close friends for the rest of your life. My siblings who did not go to Hopkins often. ...

College Counseling

Since I was a tennis recruit, I kind of did my own thing for the....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Most students enter in either 7th grade or 9th grade. There is an interview process....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The school is definitely more liberal than conservative. Peers help each other and often hang out in the student center. The campus has almost a college campus feel. I was....

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