Secondary School Placement

Close guidance from the head of school and dedicated support from administrators and faculty characterize the secondary school placement program at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. Our graduates identify this process as a defining experience in their development as students and people. 

The placement process begins in the spring of seventh grade, when our head of school and director of secondary school placement meet with students and families and begin to identify their hopes and aspirations for the next phase of their education. During the fall, as students and parents visit schools and complete applications, the upper division faculty devote themselves to writing recommendations and providing additional supports to their students. In the spring, students gain acceptance and make their final decisions.

Our students are accepted into the country's most competitive public and private high schools, and many have gone on to the nation's top universities. St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's graduates are eagerly sought because of their fine character and the quality of their academic preparation. 

Click here for a list of the schools where students from the class of 2017 were accepted and ultimately enrolled.

Day Schools

The Brearley School
The Chapin School
Collegiate School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Dalton School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Friends Seminary
Grace Church School
Hackley School
Horace Mann School
The Loyola School
Marymount School of New York
The Nightingale-Bamford School
Packer Collegiate Institute
Regis High School
Riverdale Country School
The Spence School
Trinity School

Boarding Schools

Avon Old Farms School, Conn.
The Dana Hall School, Mass.
Episcopal High School, Va.
Groton School, Groton, Mass.
The Hotchkiss School, Conn.
The Lawrenceville School, N.J.
Middlesex School, Mass.
Phillips Academy Andover, Mass.
Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H.
St. George's School, R.I. 

Specialized Public Schools

The Bronx High School of Science
Stuyvesant High School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts 

It’s a big process, but your child learns so much going through it. They learn about themselves, and you learn more about them too. It was a very rewarding experience for our family.”Parent ’13, ’16

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