ABC Participating Schools

Participating Schools

A Better Chance works with educational institutions across the nation, all of which provide excellent opportunities for motivated students. We work with three types of member schools:
•    Day – Independent School
•    Boarding – Independent School
•    Boarding – Community School Program

Boarding Independent Schools

Boarding – Independent Schools
A Boarding Scholar attending an independent school lives on a campus in a residence hall and attends classes held on campus. The residence hall is supervised by resident faculty and staff. Independent boarding schools charge tuition; these costs vary from school to school and may be offset by financial aid awards granted by the schools.

ALABAMA
Indian Springs School
Indian Springs

ARIZONA
The Orme School
Mayer

Southwestern Academy
Beaver Creek

Verde Valley School
Sedona

CALIFORNIA
Cate School
Carpinteria

Dunn School
Los Olivos

Midland School
Los Olivos

San Domenico School
San Anselmo

Santa Catalina School
Monterey

Southwestern Academy
San Marino

Stevenson School
Pebble Beach

The Thacher School
Ojai

The Webb Schools of California
Claremont

COLORADO
The Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Carbondale
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Colorado Springs

CONNECTICUT
Avon Old Farms School
Avon

Canterbury School
New Milford

Cheshire Academy
Cheshire

Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford

The Ethel Walker School
Simsbury

The Gunnery
Washington

The Hotchkiss School
Lakeville

Kent School
Kent

The Loomis Chaffee School
Windsor

Miss Porter’s School
Farmington

Pomfret School
Pomfret
Salisbury School
Salisbury

Suffield Academy
Suffield

The Taft School
Watertown

Westminster School
Simsbury

Westover School
Middlebury

D.C.

St. Albans School
Washington

DELAWARE
St. Andrew’s School
Middletown

FLORIDA
Saint Andrew’s School
Boca Raton

GEORGIA
Darlington School
Rome

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap

ILLONOIS
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest

INDIANA
Culver Academies
Culver

MAINE
Gould Academy
Bethel

Hebron Academy
Hebron

Kents Hill School
Kents Hill

MARYLAND
Garrison Forest School
Owing Mills

Oldfields School
Glencoe

St. Timothy’s School
Stevenson

The Sandy Springs Friends School
Sandy Spring

MASSACHUSETTS
Berkshire School
Sheffield

Brooks School
North Andover

Buxton School
Williamstown

The Cambridge School of Weston
Weston

Concord Academy
Concord

Cushing Academy
Ashburnham

Dana Hall School
Wellesley

Deerfield Academy
Deerfield

Fay School
Southborough

The Governor’s Academy
Byfield

Groton School
Groton

Hillside School
Marlborough

Lawrence Academy
Groton

Middlesex School
Concord

Milton Academy
Milton

Miss Hall’s School
Pittsfield

Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northfield

Phillips Academy
Andover

Saint Mark’s School
Southborough

Stoneleigh-Bumham School
Greenfield

Tabor Academy
Marion

Thayer Academy
Braintree

Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham

The Williston Northampton School
Easthampton

MICHIGAN
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Cardigan Mountain School
Canaan

Dublin School
Dublin

Kimball Uniuon Academy
Meriden

Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter

Proctor Academy
Andover

St. Paul’s School
Concord

Tilton School
Tilton

The White Mountain School
Bethlehem

NEW JERSEY
The Hun School
Princeton

The Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville

The Peddie School
Highstown

NEW YORK
Emma Willard School
Troy

Hackley School
Tarrytown

Millbrook School
Millbrook

NORTH CAROLINA
The Asheville School
Asheville

Christ School
Arden

St. Mary’s School
Raleigh

Salem Academy
Winston-Salem

OHIO
Gilmour Academy
Gates Mills

Western Reserve Academy
Hudson

PENNSYLVANIA
CFS – The School at Church Farm
Paoli

Girard College
Philadelphia

The Hill School
Pottstown

The Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg

Perkiomen School
Pennsburg

Westtown School
Westtown

Wyoming Seminary
Kingston

RHODE ISLAND
Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth

St. George’s School
Newport

TENNESSEE
The McCallie School
Chattanooga

The Webb School
Bell Buckle

TEXAS
The Hockaday School
Dallas

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
Austin
VIRGINIA
Chatham Hall
Chatham

Christchurch School
Christchurch

Episcopal High School
Alexandria

Foxcroft School
Middleburg

The Madeira School
McLean

St. Catherine’s School
Richmond

St. Margaret’s School
Tappahannock

Virginia Episcopal School
Lynchburg

Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest

Boarding – Community Schools Program (CSP)
A boarding Scholar attending an A Better Chance Community School lives in a suburban community with an excellent school system. Four to twelve Scholars reside in a house, supervised by resident directors and tutors, and attend one of the most public high schools in the country. The program is run by a Board of Directors and supported financially by the community. Because CSPs are programs involving public high schools, they do not charge tuition. Some programs may request nominal contributions.

CONNECTICUT
Darien

Glastonbury

Guilford
Madison

New Canaan

Ridgefield

Simsbury

Westport

Wilton

MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst

Andover

Greylock
Williamstown

Longmeadow

Masconomet

Wellesley

Winchester

MINNESOTA
Eden Prairie

Edina

Rochester

NEW YORK
Clinton

Fayetteville-Manlius

PENNSYLVANIA
Lower Merion

Ardmore

Radnor

Strath Haven

WISCONSIN
Appleton

Independent Day Schools
A day Scholar lives at home and commutes to an independent school for classes and school activities. A day Scholar is expected to participate fully in the academic, athletic, and social life of the school. Students take responsibility for their actions and adhere to established rules. Independent schools charge tuition; these costs vary from school to school and may be offset by financial aid awards granted by the schools. below is a list of the independent day schools we work with by state.

CALIFORNIA

The Archer School for Girls
Pacific Palisades

The Athenian School
Danville

The Bay School of San Francisco
San Francisco

Bentley School
Lafayette

Berkeley Montessori School
Berkeley

Black Pine Circle School
Berkeley

The Branson School
Ross

Brentwood School
Los Angeles

The Buckley School
Sherman Oaks

Campbell Hall
North Hollywood

Castilleja School
Palo Alto

Chadwick School
Palos Verdes Peninsula

The College Preparatory School
Oakland

Crossroads School for Arts
and Sciences
Santa Monica

Crystal Springs Uplands School
Hillsborough

Drew College Preparatory School
San Francisco

East Bay Waldorf School
El Sobrante

Eastside College Preparatory School
East Palo Alto

Flintridge Preparatory School
La Cañada-Flintridge

Francis Parker School
San Diego

Harvard-Westlake School
Los Angeles

The Head Royce School
Oakland

International High School of FAIS
San Francisco

Julia Morgan School for Girls
Oakland

Lick-Wilmerding High School
San Francisco

Live Oak School
San Francisco

Marin Academy
San Rafael

Marin Country Day School
Corte Madera

The Marin School
Sausalito

Marlborough School
Los Angeles

Menlo School
Atherton

Northern Light School
Oakland

Oakwood School
North Hollywood

Orinda Academy
Orinda

Pacific Hills School
West Hollywood

Polytechnic School
Pasadena

Rolling Hills Preparatory School
Palos Verdes Estates

Sage Hill School
Newport Coast

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
San Juan Capistrano

Saint Mark’s School
San Rafael

The San Francisco School
San Francisco

San Francisco University High School
San Francisco

Schools of the Sacred Heart
San Francisco

Stuart Hall
San Francisco

The Urban School of San Francisco
San Francisco

Viewpoint School
Calabasas

The Waverly School
Pasadena

Westridge School
Pasadena

Windrush School
El Cerrito

Windward School
Los Angeles
CONNECTICUT

Brunswick School
Greenwich

Convent of the Sacred Heart
Greenwich

Greenwich Academy
Greenwich
D.C.

The Field School
Washington

Maret School
Washington

National Cathedral School for Girls
Washington

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
Washington

Sidwell Friends School
Washington

Washington International School
Washington
DELAWARE

Sanford School
Hockessin

The Tatnall School
Wilmington

Tower Hill School
Wilmington

Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington

GEORGIA

The Atlanta Girls School
Atlanta

Atlanta International School
Atlanta

The Galloway School
Atlanta

The Heiskell School
Atlanta

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
Atlanta

Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Atlanta

The Lovett School
Atlanta

Marist School
Atlanta

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Marietta

Our Lady of Mercy High School
Fairburn

Pace Academy
Atlanta

The Paideia School
Atlanta

St. Pius X Catholic High
School
Atlanta

The Waldorf School of Atlanta
Decatur

The Walker School
Marietta

Wesleyan School
Norcross

The Westminster Schools
Atlanta

Whitefield Academy
Atlanta

Woodward Academy
College Park

ILLINOIS
The Latin School of Chicago
Chicago

The North Shore Country
Day School
Winnetka

MARYLAND
The Bullis School
Potomac

The Holton-Arms School
Bethesda

The Landon School
Bethesda

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Potomac

MASSACHUSETTS

Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill

Belmont Hill School
Belmont

Boston University Academy
Boston

Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School
Cambridge

Commonwealth School
Boston

Lexington Christian Academy
Lexington

Noble and Greenough School
Dedham

The Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury

Waring School
Beverly

The Winsor School
Boston

MICHIGAN
The Roeper School
Bloomfield Hills

NEW JERSEY

Dwight-Englewood School
Englewood

Hudson School
Hoboken

Kent Place School
Summit

Link Community School
Newark

Moorestown Friends School
Moorestown

The Pingry School
Martinsville

Princeton Day School
Princeton

Stuart Country Day School
Princeton

NEW YORK
The Brearley School
New York

Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn

The Chapin School
New York

City and Country School
New York

Collegiate School
New York

Convent of the Sacred Heart
New York

The Dalton School
New York

Friends Seminary
New York

Hewitt School
New York

The Kew-Forest School
Forest Hills

L.R.E.I.
New York

The Nightingale-Bamford School
New York

The Packer Collegiate Institute
Brooklyn

Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn

St. Bernard’s School
New York

St. David’s School
New York

St. Luke’s School
New York

The Spence School
New York

Staten Island Academy
Staten Island

The Town School
New York

Trevor Day School
New York

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte

Durham Academy
Durham

Providence Day School
Charlotte

OHIO

The Columbus Academy
Gahanna

Columbus School for Girls
Columbus

Hathaway Brown School
Shaker Heights

Hawken School
Gates Mills

Laurel School
Shaker Heights

The Miami Valley School
Dayton

The Seven Hills School
Cincinnati

PENNSYLVANIA
Abington Friends School
Jenkintown

The Agnes Irwin School
Rosemont

The Baldwin School
Bryn Mawr

Chestnut Hill Academy
Philadelphia

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Bryn Mawr

The Episcopal Academy
Merion

Friends Central School
Philadelphia

Friends Select School
Philadelphia

Germantown Friends School
Philadelphia

The Haverford School
Haverford

The Kiski School
Saltsburg

Lancaster Country Day
School
Lancaster

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
Philadelphia

Sewickley Academy
Sewickley

Shady Side Academy
Pittsburg

The Shipley School
Bryn Mawr

Springside School
Philadelphia

William Penn Charter School
Philadelphia

TEXAS

Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas
Greenhill School
Addison

Kinkaid School
Houston

St. John’s School
Houston

St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas

VIRGINIA

The Potomac School
McLean

College Planning Workshops
Each spring, A Better Chance sponsors College Planning Workshops through its regional offices.  These events provide a wealth of information to families of our current Scholars about things that they need to know about the college admissions process.
Sections of the workshop are led by college admissions professionals, who will share information about their own institutions, but will also speak about the college application process in general.  Other highlights of the program include:
MOCK ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE – where parents and Scholars go through a series of fake applications and see how it is possible to make your Scholar stand out in the admissions process.
SAT PREPARATION – like it or not, the SAT is a major gatekeeper in the college admissions process for many elite schools.  Scholars will be offered some pointers for improving their scores on the SAT and will learn about resources for self-study to continue to prepare for the test
FINANCIAL AID –   The DOs and DON’Ts – we will make sure that our families are aware of the importance of financial aid deadlines for college and how to ensure that Scholars have the best chance to get scholarships and financial aid for school.
Regardless of how far away it may appear that your child is from applying to college, you don’t want to miss this annual event.  Stay tuned to the A Better Chance calendar for more information about when the College Planning Workshop will take place in your region.  Please plan to attend!

College Tours
Once families have made one great decision in preparing their child for college by sending them to a great college-preparatory school, it just seems logical that the next step is to start thinking about how to successfully matriculate into a great college. Every other summer, A Better Chance, working in conjunction with CECAAL, provides college tours so that Scholars can begin to explore their options for after they graduate from their member schools.  Most colleges that are visited are Affiliated Colleges, meaning that they are among the schools that accept most of our Scholars after graduation from their respective schools.
Students that are going to be in grades 9-12 the following year are eligible to register for the college tours.  Our rising juniors and seniors learn about what they need to do to apply right now and our rising freshmen and sophomores learn what they can do to have the best college applications possible in a few years.  During the summer of 2008, A Better Chance will launch three tours, departing from New York City, Philadelphia and Oakland.
The total cost for this trip is $650.  The fees cover the costs of chartered bus transportation, two meals a day, hotel accommodations, an amusement park trip at the end of the week, tour materials and a few surprises along the way.  Parents can enroll in January by completing the registration forms for the trip and paying a $200 non-refundable deposit.
More information, including the list of schools that will be visited on each tour, will be available in December 2007.

Affiliated Colleges
An additional component of our program is our Affiliated College network. These colleges and universities, have partnered with A Better Chance to demonstrate of their commitment to diversity. Admissions officers and other institutional staff members at these colleges and universities work with A Better Chance to facilitate school visits, disseminate information, and assist our Scholars throughout the college application process. Affiliated Colleges actively recruit our students to not only apply for admisison but also to participate in academic enrichment opportunities on their campuses.  If your college or university is interested in partnering with A Better Chance as an Affiliated College, please download and complete the Affiliated Colleges application.
Regional Program Coordinators regularly communicate with Scholars via e-mail to make sure that they have the most current information about these types of opportunities. As high school seniors, A Better Chance Scholars receive a recommendation letter from our national office, explaining the program to admissions offices at colleges and universities. In addition to the letter, A Better Chance drafts a request for application fees to be waived by the schools where our students are applying. Colleges affiliated with A Better Chance give further consideration to A Better Chance applicants throughout their admissions process and provide essential resources to assist our Scholars throughout the application process.

B
Bates College
Boston University

C
Claremont McKenna College
The College of William and Mary
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross

D
Davidson College
Denison University
Duke University

E
Emory University

H
Hope College

L
Lafayette College
Loyola College

R
Rice University
Rutgers University

S
Scripps College
Smith College
St. Lawrence University
Swarthmore College

T
Tufts University

U
The University of Tampa
The University of Virginia

V
Vassar College

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