Private Feeder Schools to the Ivies

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Andover has ties to the Ivies that date back generations.

There was a time — ok, a long time — in which the vast majority of students at Ivy League colleges hailed from a handful of elite private high schools. And while that hasn’t been the case for decades, there are still very much private schools that are essentially feeder schools to the Ivy League colleges. You can probably think of a few off the top of your head, like Andover, Exeter, and Choate. An article released recently by “The Street” entitled “Top US Private Schools with the Most Graduates Getting Into Ivy League Universities” well articulates which private schools are best at sending their graduates to the eight member institutions of the Ivy League. We figured we’d share some of this data with our loyal readers.

About 29% of graduates of The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California (a.k.a. College Prep) are admitted annually to one or more Ivy League colleges. Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, the alma mater of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, has about the same statistic. At The Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California, about 30% of grads get into an Ivy. At Chapin, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the statistic is also about 30%. At St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, the statistic is — you guessed it — about 30%, too. At The Dalton School off Park Avenue in Manhattan, alma mater of Anderson Cooper, the statistic is about 31%. Same for the all-girls The Windsor School in Boston, Massachusetts (about 31%).

At the all-girls The Spence School, also in Manhattan, the statistic is 33%. At Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts, alma mater of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush (and Jeb too!), it’s about 33%. At the all-boys Roxbury Latin School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, it’s about 36%. At Horace Mann in the Bronx, New York, alma mater of Jack Kerouac, the statistic is about 36%. At the all-girls Brearly School in New York, New York, it’s about 37%. At the all-boys Collegiate School, also in New York, New York, and the alma mater of John Jr., it’s about 40%. It’s also about 40% at Trinity School, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

What do you think about this data from these private schools? We’re curious to hear from our readers. So post a Comment below.

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2 Comments

  • Damian says:

    Considering these elite, top-tier institutions have bountiful resources and A-rate college prep counselors, as I’m sure they do, do you serve kids who attend these schools?

    • Ivy Coach says:

      Of course we do. And certainly the college counseling expertise at the vast majority of these schools isn’t all you’ve cracked it up to be.

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