The Island School admissions and alumni teams are on the road again! Sharon Jarboe, Cam Powel, and Taylor Hoffman are hitting the pavement this week, traveling throughout New England visiting sending schools, holding admissions receptions, and visiting Island School alumni enrolled in colleges throughout the area.
The week on the road began in Wellesley with an incredible admissions reception hosted by the Baker family (Shawn, Beth, Erin S’10, Julia S’13). It was one of our best attended receptions in history with over 70 people (including 25 prospective students!) gathered in the Bakers’ beautiful home to hear about The Island School or catch up with some familiar faces. A huge thank you to Shawn and Beth and the rest of their family for hosting such an amazing event!
Still buzzing with energy from Sunday night, we headed north for lunch at Phillps Exeter Academy where we caught up with some of our more recent alumni and some interested students. We were so thankful for Dr. Sydnee Goddard (parent F’08) who is a great faculty member resource not only for Exeter students interested in applying to The Island School, but also for the students who return to Exeter after their IS experience! She was nice enough to host our pizza party in her classroom on Monday afternoon.
We then continued onward to arrive in Burlington, VT in time to get dinner with all of our alumni at University of Vermont.
Last night, Island School alumni as well as prospective students and families in the San Francisco area gathered at the home of Laura & Terry Hunt, parents of Griffin Hunt (F’11 and CEI intern Su’13) for an Island School admissions reception. The group had a great time showing videos Griffin created during his internship this past summer. The most recent student to return from The Island School, Hector showed some of his videos and photos from IS, including pictures of the IS spiral garden he dug into his front yard upon returning home.
To find out where we will be next, visit our website. For any questions about admissions or admissions receptions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each fall, The Island School admissions team travels around the country and holds admissions receptions at the homes of Island School alumni to give interested students and families a better idea of what The Island School is. Last week, we kicked off this admissions season in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On Thursday September 26, over 70 prospective students and families, alumni, and supporters of The Island School gathered at the VanderWeide’s home (Cheri VanderWeide, parent of Ben VanderWeide S’13) to hear about The Island School program and other updates from the Cape. The alumni in attendance were especially helpful during the presentation in giving their account of their Island School experience. The following night, alumni parents David and Rae Green (Jacqueline S’04, Alec S’11) hosted a dinner at their home where friends and supporters once again came together, united by their love for The Island School.
To see where we are headed next, check out the upcoming events page on our website here: http://www.islandschool.org/admissions/upcoming-events/. If you are interested in hosting an event in your area, want us to visit your school, or for more information, email email@example.com.
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