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Class of 2019: Where Are They Headed to High School?

Blog Type:  Alumni Middle School
Date Posted:  Friday, June 14, 2019

Graduating EB students are headed to 18 different high schools and 20% of them are continuing with a French or bilingual education.

Congratulations to the 8th grade Class of 2019 on their highly successful completion of the high school process! They have been a wonderful group of students, who have enthusiastically, and with much courage, embraced the often difficult and stressful task of selecting a high school! It is rewarding to see each of the students gravitate to a high school that reflects their special interests, talents, and intellectual curiosity.

The high standards that this group of students had for themselves is reflected in the high schools they will be attending. Out of our thirty-four 8th graders, twenty-two applied to private schools as an option. Most students received multiple acceptances if they applied to more than one school. Below is the list of high schools where our 8th graders chose to attend:

  • College Preparatory School
  • Bishop O’Dowd High School (3)
  • El Cerrito High School (2)
  • International High School (4)
  • Saint Mary’s College High School (4)
  • Holderness Academy (Boarding School NH)
  • Berkeley High School (7)
  • Albany High School
  • San Francisco School of the Arts
  • Marin Academy
  • Lycée Marie Curie (France)
  • Sainte-Croix des Neiges (France)
  • Skyline High School
  • Head-Royce School
  • Collège-Lycée Honoré de Balzac (France)
  • Alameda High School
  • Marin Academy
  • Saint Joseph of Notre Dame
  • Oakland School for the Arts

We wish the Class of 2019 much success as they embark on this new endeavor! Congratulations to you all!

How to Choose a High School?

Blog Type:  Alumni Middle School
Date Posted:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019

After EB, students have a variety of options to choose from for high school. A typical graduating class at EB matriculates on average to anywhere between 10 to 15 different high schools -- public, charter, independent private, parochial, boarding, and French bilingual. On January 24, 7th grade parents attended a presentation to learn about the next steps after EB and how to start preparing for the transition to high school.

See High School Presentation

There are many high school opportunities available to students depending on their family situation and their academic and extra-curricular aspirations. Those students who choose the private school option typically get into their first choice high school. Though the cost of the independent high schools is rising, many private schools offer financial aid package for the those families demonstrating need.

Variety of high school options in the Bay Area

One independent private high school is starting something new in the Bay Area -- no tuition -- for those families who qualify. Marin Academy in San Rafael is offering free tuition -- typically for those families making under $100,000 per year -- in an effort to attract high-achieving and talented students form diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Whatever a family ultimately chooses, we work closely with students and their parents throughout the high school selection process. January's presentation was the first step that gave an overview of what to plan for and expect in the coming year for the 7th grade families. The next high school event will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30pm with a panel discussion with EB alumni from the various high schools.

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