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College Visits, College Visits, and More College Visits!

We've been touring so many colleges, and thus walking so much that I actually feel that my legs are getting toned. I guess I'm not missing my workout then! On Wednesday, we toured Tufts. The campus was beautiful, the architecture was amazing, and the class buildings were arranged in a way that was very practical. They had a specific building ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

Bring on College Preparation Session 2

The second session of College Preparation started yesterday, and we got to meet everybody during orientation on Sunday (except for those who were getting in late). We all went out to dinner to get to know each other a little. We hurried back to the dorms and went straight to bed because we did not want to be tired to take our SAT practice test ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

The Too-Huge World, the Next Crazy Venture, and Sad Good-byes to College Prep Session One!

Two weeks, twenty class sessions, four essays, four practice exams, and five college visits later, Session One of College Prep has wrapped. The time flew by, and it will be a shame to say good bye! This group of students has continually impressed me with how vibrant, thoughtful, and intelligent they are. College Prep is an intensive ...

More College Tours and Fenway Park to See the Red Sox!

Hi! The last three days have gone by so fast! On Monday we didn't do anything special, but as usual we had our classes. We visited Emerson College yesterday, and even though we are living on the campus, we had no idea it was that big! At 6pm we left for the Red Sox Game, we were all really excited to go, and we were all wearing our Red ...

Harvard, the MIT Museum, and Salem to Round Out Week One of College Prep!

We're halfway through first session; I can't believe how fast it went by! It's crazy! On Saturday morning, we had our College Admissions class and then left for Harvard. I was sooooooo excited! I was finally going to visit Harvard, the school of my dreams for as long as I can remember. Needless to say, I was so full of jubilation, and couldn't ...

SAT Prep Visits Harvard and the MIT Museum

Hello again from Boston! We've had a busy first week, but the exhaustion has been well worth it. Today we visited Harvard University and took an historic tour of its legendary campus. After a brief pronunciation lesson ("Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd"), we made our way from Harvard Square onto campus. Our students were excited to see and learn ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

Busy Times in Boston

Hello everybody, These last two days were pretty intense, we had a lot of work and did so much! We took another SAT practice test on Thursday, and for this one, we really got a chance to use all the techniques that the teacher taught us. I could really see the results because I ended up increasing my score by 200 points. I'm pretty happy! On ...

College Prep’s College Visits

Abbey Road students have attended three colleges over the past three days, all of which are distinct in size, emphasis, and culture. On Wednesday, students visited Boston College, a beautifully landscaped university of over 14,000 students focusing on the arts and sciences, management, education, and nursing. Thursday, we braved inclement ...

Learning and Living at Stanford University

Hi, my name is John. I’ll be a freshman in high school next fall and will be attending Abbey Road’s Leadership Academy this summer at Stanford University. The main reason I want to attend this program is for the opportunity to discuss meaningful topics with my peers. At school, we don’t go into details on the course and events of ...

Learning About College Admissions and the SAT

My name is Nicholas, I am 15-years-old, and I will be entering my sophomore year of high school in August. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany and have never lived in the United States despite the fact that I am an American citizen and most of my relatives live in the U.S.A. This experience at Abbey Road's College Prep program in Boston will give ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee