Where They Go Next

Where They Go Next

At Nantucket New School, we emphasize finding the right fit. For nearly 40 years, we've worked with families to find just the right 'next school' for each child.

The Process

Step 1: Ask questions! The process of self reflection is the most important step. 
Attend a panel of our graduates who attend Nantucket High School 
Attend our boarding school admissions panels 
Step 2: Meet with the Head of School to develop your list of schools 
Step 3: Visit schools! We designate a week in the Fall for 8th grade families to visit schools off-island.

Next Steps

If you choose to apply to secondary independent schools, complete the application: 
  1. Determine faculty member to write the teacher recommendation 
  2. Develop and hone your admissions essay with our English teacher 
  3. Take the SSAT here in the Fall 
If you choose to consider Nantucket High School, complete the registration process: 
  1. Meet with the registrar to select courses and develop your schedule.

At a Glance

For the past 10 years our graduates have chosen to attend the following high school programs, and colleges/universities.

Berkshire Academy
Brewster Academy
Brooks Academy
Concord Academy
Cushing Academy
Falmouth Academy
Gould Academy
Governor's Academy
Holderness School
Kimball Union Academy
The Loomis Chaffee School
Lawrence Academy
Middlesex Academy
Nantucket High School
New Hampton School
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Phillips Exeter Academy
Princeton Day School
Proctor Academy
Rumsey Hall School
St. George's School
St. Mark’s School
Suffield Academy
The Thatcher School
Williston Northampton School

Barnard College
Belmont University
Boston College
Brandeis University
California Polytechnic State University
Chapman University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Cornell University
Dartmouth University
Elon University
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Fordham University
Harvard University
Haverford College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Providence College
Rollins College
Salve Regina University
Santa Clara University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
UC Berkeley College of Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Wesleyan College
Williams College