Boarding School Admissions Trends in 2023


It’s a new year and we have observed trends throughout last year that have continued into this year in boarding schools and admissions.

Here are some highlights of trends in 2023 that U.S. and international families may need to follow in 2023.

  • Median enrollment for boarding schools are on the rebound and increasing. As a result, admissions to schools will continue to be competitive.
  • Admissions emphasis on “Character”:  Schools are increasing using Character Skills Assessment (CSA) which will offer insights into an applicant’s character attributes and add great value to the holistic evaluation of applicants to make informed admissions decisions of applicants.
  • Top boarding schools continue to expand:  Schools continue to build more buildings and facilities to accommodate students. 
  • Top 5 U.S. Boarding High Schools:  The top 5 U.S. boarding high schools – 1. Andover, 2. Exeter, 3. St. Paul’s, 4. Lawrenceville,  and 5. Choate.  Over the past 5 years, these schools have been sending 25-30 students each year to Ivy League colleges and universities.

Successful boarding school admissions requires expertise and experience to understand how to manage risks, navigate pitfalls, design the right admissions strategies, and most importantly understand the admissions policies and professionals who are making admissions decisions. In short, it requires an admissions expert.

Parents need a trusted resource to help them navigate the fast-paced and highly-selective admissions process!

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 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 diverse admissions experts provide unrivaled, unmatched and unparalleled admissions advisory and educational research services for their clients. Most importantly, you work DIRECTLY with Dr. Lowe and get the benefits of his entire team. By working with Dr. Lowe, one-on-one, you work with his reputation, his expertise, his experience and his success!

Dr. Paul Lowe discusses Fairfax County Public High Schools-Virginia


Fairfax County Public High Schools (Virginia) contains 28 high schools. Over the past 4 years, MANY parents of high school students have contacted us regarding our college and BS/MD admissions advisory services. Dr. Paul Lowe and his team have worked with students from:

  • Chantilly High School
  • Langley High School
  • Madison High School
  • Marshall High School
  • Oakton High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • West Springfield High School
  • W.T. Woodson High School

Despite the fact that they are all excellent high schools, MANY parents contact Dr. Lowe because they mentioned that because of the size of the school, school counselors are either unable to provide continuous weekly or biweekly individualized college and/or BS/MD admissions services to each student. The senior class size for some of these schools exceed 600 students.


We are happy to report that our clients from these schools were accepted to their top-choice colleges and universities!

Please review Dr. Lowe’s blogs as to why parents contact him re: college and BS/MD admissions:


Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs.   Ivy League Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to Ivy League and highly selective colleges. BS/MD Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to top BS/MD programs – Brown PLME, UPitts, RPI/AMC, Rochester – REMS, etc. Dr. Lowe also specializes in helping students who have been wait-listed, deferred or rejected gain admission into their top-choice schools: College Application Rejected. and student who wish to transfer to another college:  College Transfer Admissions Advisors.  

Happy New Year from BS/MD Admissions Advisor – Dr. Paul Lowe


Happy New Year 2023!

For our current clients who are seniors, it’s time to prepare for BS/MD program interviews! Or, for some of our clients, continue celebrating your acceptance to Brown PLME!!!

For our current clients who are juniors, you are now in the phase to continue developing and enhancing your student profiles!

For parents who have not retained a BS/MD Admissions Guru, you may need to consider hiring one because 2023 will be an extremely competitive year! How do we know this? Because we are the best in BS/MD admissions!


By having continuous Weekly Skype/Zoom sessions directly with Dr. Paul Lowe, brainstorming ideas, developing admissions strategies, essay review, and mock interview sessions to develop amazing student profiles, our BS/MD clients stand out and get accepted to programs like Brown PLME, RPI/Albany Med, University Rochester REMS, TCNJ/NMS, Penn State/Jefferson, NJIT/NJMS, University of Pittsburgh GAP, Case Western PPSP and others!


Over the past 23 years, we have helped clients from many high schools get accepted to BS/MD programs!


Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. As a result of his continuous clients’ acceptances into BS/MD programs, his clients have considered him: BS/MD Admissions Guru.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team ONLY work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is highly competitive and thus desire help from an admissions expert. They appreciate the value and investment in paying for expert advice consisting of a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.