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Noble and Greenough School

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10 Campus Drive Dedham MA 02026 United States
9th to 12th
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Nobles academic program was one of the best. Coming into Princeton I felt just as prepared, or more prepared then my fellow classmates to conquer the challenges faced in college. It is a very tough academic environment when you are there, and you have to be prepared for that, but it the end they do an exceptional job at preparing their students for college. The teachers were always willing to meet with me and I would credit much of my academic success to the teachers at Nobles. From middle school through freshman year at Nobles I struggled and school and was not succeeding as well as some of my classmates who had come from feeder elementary schools such as Park and Tennacre. Yet the teachers never gave up on me and would meet with me one on one until I understood what we were meant to learn. Also the classes ranged from 15-4 students per class depending on the subject. This allowed me to ask many questions in class as well without worrying about slowing down the pace of the class. The classes also gradually weened the students off depending on the teachers to assign them exactly what to do every night. For example by senior year in AP Bio there were suggested readings for every night although our teacher didn't care if we were keeping up. Although, students who did not keep up with the readings learned very quickly by the first test that it was near to impossible to cram for the tests and ended up doing poorly. Through teaching in this manner, our bio teacher allowed us to face some of the mistakes college students face in their freshman year of college such as not keeping up with their reading when no one is checking. Overall Nobles academics and teachers are exceptional and they prepped me very well for college.

College Counseling

Nobles is very prepared when it comes to college counseling. The students are assigned....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I would not say that the school favors any particular type since Nobles prides itself....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

As far as dining goes, who wouldn't want to eat in a castle every day? But other then that Nobles does a great job of making every one feel included. I left the school feeling as if I have gotten to know every student in my grade, despite the fact of whether we were friends or not. They truly work to help their students see the good in everyone and not to judge others. Our grade, upon graduation, wanted to hang out with everyone and clicks were almost completely gone. ...

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