Fall 2021 Admissions Events

College Prep hosts a variety of admissions events for prospective students and parents to get to know our community throughout the fall and winter. As we begin this admission season, most of our events will be virtual. We are saddened by the loss of many in-person gatherings as we do our part to keep people safe during the pandemic but excited about our many wonderful virtual offerings. We are closely monitoring the situation and hope to offer more opportunities to visit later in the year.
To register for these events and learn more about our application, please visit the College Prep application portal. In addition to the events listed below, we encourage you to reach out at any point if you would like to connect with a member of the admission team. Please email admissions@college-prep.org or call 510.652.4364 and we will be happy to connect with you.
  
Drop-in Zoom Admissions Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Find the zoom link on Ravenna.

Once a week the admission staff hosts Zoom office hours. If you have questions about the school, the application process, or would like to connect with us for any reason, please drop in! There is no registration for these office hours. 
IN PERSON CAMPUS TOUR (max two people per family)
Select Wednesdays (after school) and Weekends
Please sign up on Ravenna

Applicants along with one guest are invited for a student panel and group tour of campus with a member of the admissions team. Tours are only for families with students in 8th grade or above.

VIRTUAL STUDENT PANEL
(geared toward students, but all are welcome.)
Select Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm 
Please sign up on Ravenna

College Prep students share their experiences with academics, clubs, arts, athletics, and more followed by a panel to answer your questions. 
VIRTUAL FACULTY PANEL
(geared toward parents/guardians, but all are welcome.)
Select Mondays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Teachers and administrators will answer questions while touching on various aspects of school life, including academics, athletics, culture and community, equity and belonging, and more. This group has the experience to answer almost any question about life at College Prep!
VIRTUAL EQUITY AND INCLUSION EVENING
Thursday, December 9 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Please sign up on Ravenna

College Prep embraces the variety of backgrounds and life experiences within our community and recognizes that the expression of diversity is essential to a meaningful education.
All interested prospective applicants and their families are invited to learn about College Prep's equity and inclusion programming and school culture. Attendees will hear from student leaders, the Dean of Equity and Belonging, and current College Prep parents. 

VIRTUAL AFFINITY SPACE FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS, & LATINX FAMILIES
Thursday, January 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Please sign up on Ravenna


We invite interested Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students and families to join us for this event. Ensuring racial justice and equity are foundational principles within the College Prep community. Current BIPOC students and families will share their experiences at College Prep. Teachers and administrators will discuss how College Prep develops and amplifies resources, systems, and programs that support a compassionate, equitable, and affirming school culture. 
  
VIRTUAL AFFORDING COLLEGE PREP: DEMYSTIFYING FINANCIAL AID
Wednesday, November 3 at 12:00 pm
Friday, December 3 at 10:00 am
Monday, January 3 at 6:00 pm
Please sign up on Ravenna

This workshop details the costs of attending College Prep, demystifies the financial aid process at independent schools, and provides specific strategies for completing your Parents' Financial Statement accurately. 

Find out more about Financial Aid at College Prep.
STUDENT INTERVIEW
Applicants may register for interviews on Ravenna beginning October 1.


Each applicant meets one-on-one with a College Prep faculty or staff member for an admission interview. Interviews at College Prep are casual conversations that last around half an hour, including 20-25 minutes with the student followed by 5-10 minutes with the family. Interviews are not intended to be stressful -- be yourself and have fun!

VIRTUAL PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTS

College Prep is offering a series of themed virtual events for families this season. Please sign up on Ravenna for whatever piques your interest!
ARTS INFORMATION AND PANEL
Thursday, October 7, 6:30 pm 
Thursday, November 18, 6:30 pm 

Join faculty and students from all four of College Prep’s arts disciplines (dance, drama, music, and visual arts) to learn about the amazing arts at CPS. In addition to answering questions about course offerings, you’ll discover why the arts are integral to our program and meaningful to so many of our students. 

ATHLETICS INFORMATION AND PANEL
Thursday, October 21, 6:30 pm 
Thursday, November 11, 6:30 pm 

Join our athletic directors, coaches, and student-athletes to learn about College Prep’s team sports as well as our unique approach to physical education. Learn about the department’s philosophy, discover how club sports fit in with school sports, and what opportunities exist for those hoping to play sports in college as well as students who want to take up a sport for the first time.

HUMANITIES INFORMATION AND PANEL
Thursday, September 23, 4:00 pm 
Thursday, October 28, 4:00 pm 

Join teachers from the English, History, and World Languages Departments to learn about our approach to these subjects, the pathways through these programs, and the opportunities for students interested in these fields both in and out of the classroom. 

MATH & SCIENCE INFORMATION AND PANEL
Thursday, September 30, 4:00 pm 
Thursday, November 4, 4:00 pm 

Join math and science department teachers to learn about our approach to these subjects, the pathways through each program, and the opportunities both on and off campus for students interested in these fields.
 
PUBLIC & PAROCHIAL SCHOOL INFORMATION AND PANEL
Thursday, December 2, 6:30 pm 

This event is for families whose children currently attend public or parochial schools. College Prep students who attended public and parochial middle schools will discuss their journey to independent high school, sharing their wisdom about making the transition to a different school environment. The admission staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the application process. 

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