In April, I had the great opportunity to visit Phillips Exeter Academy, one of the top U.S. boarding schools. I also had the opportunity to visit it again during the summer to observe its summer camp. When I visit schools, I make the time to see admissions officers, enrollment managers and heads of schools to keep abreast of their admissions policies, school changes and trends. In this way, we obtain knowledge to help our clients.
Exeter is just a fabulous school! The class sizes are small. I visited several classes and the average class size was 10 students. The students were intellectually engaged and motivated. There was much collaborative and cooperative learning in each of the classrooms I visited. As I toured the campus and visited classrooms, I also saw diversity in culture and race. I had several discussions with international students and they all had such praises about the Exeter experience and its exciting community.
Each year, we place several U.S. and international clients at Exeter and they all talk about the Extraordinary Exeter Experience! Many of our clients from China have attended Exeter and have moved on to the Ivies. One Chinese client who graduated now attends Harvard. Another attends Yale and another attends Brown. All stated and agreed that the Exeter experience prepared them well for their perspective universities.
What makes Exeter great:
- Harkness method: – Developed by Exeter
- Abundance of student clubs and organizations: Over 150 ranging from Academy Belly Dancing Society to Zumba Club. Exeter also encourages students to start their own club.
- College counseling and placement: Year after year students are accepted into the Ivy League and high selective colleges
- The Extraordinary Exeter Experience: Life-changing experience in the Exeter community and interaction with of students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 30 foreign countries.
- Happy students: The students were approachable, helpful and happy.
Other consultants may depend on telephonic interviews, group speed meetings in central locations, or simply read literature and review websites and repeat it to families. I physically visit schools and actively interact with school admissions personnel, senior administrators and students. My clients are, therefore, placed in the most appropriate school for their (and their parents’) happiness. My approach ensures that your child will be placed in the best and most appropriate top-choice school.
“Admissions is a competitive sport! Why gamble with uncertainty?” – Dr. Paul Lowe.
Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group’s Boarding School Admissions Consultants , an affiliate of Private School Admissions Advisors. Dr. Lowe specializes in providing exclusive concierge-type admissions advisory services for U.S. and international students who are interested in applying to top U.S. boarding and private schools. Dr. Lowe helps U.S. and international students gain admissions into top U.S. boarding schools even after they have been wait-listed and rejected. Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors also visit prestigious and elite private schools, where they have the unique opportunity of interacting one-on-one with heads of schools, directors of admissions and senior admissions personnel.