212.755.6666
220 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Google Plus  Blog

College Placement Programs for High School Students

College Prep

The Beekman School offers an intensive college placement program for high school students who plan to pursue a higher education. We develop individualized strategies for seniors as they complete their college preparatory educations. Our college placement counselor assists students as they navigate the planning and application process for a university or college. We work with our junior and senior high school students as they take their college prep classes to maximize their potential for success following graduation. A primary goal of our school’s college placement program is to help parents and seniors understand the increasing unpredictability of admissions and the pressures that accompany this process. We provide a personalized plan to guide each student in selecting and applying to a college that will best match their expectations. Since parents are integral to this plan, we encourage them to attend our College Evening in the fall.

  • Placement Process

    Each year, approximately 98 percent of the Beekman graduating class attends college. We play an active role in making this happen.

    Communication is the key to success in college placement. Contact between the Beekman college counselor, students and college placement offices is ongoing. Our mission is to oversee the entire application process in a personalized manner to ensure the timely submission of complete, well-organized and high-quality applications that will achieve successful outcomes. 

    Questions about Beekman’s College Placement Program can be directed to collegeguidance@beekmanschool.org.

  • One-On-One Support

    Our formal placement program begins with seniors meeting one-on-one throughout the fall with our experienced, highly-skilled college counselor. These meetings cover a wide range of topics, including student interests, abilities, GPA and testing, as well as overall college objectives and future plans. Based on this input, the college counselor is able to offer seasoned advice regarding potential college choices. Follow-up conferences are scheduled to continuously refine the emerging list of choices and then walk each student through every step along the application path.

    Each student is guided through the process of obtaining letters of recommendation. Applications from each college are reviewed by the counselor, and oversight is provided in completing the forms and assuring timely submittal. In addition, Beekman English teachers work with their students in preparing a final draft of the essay required for most college applications.

    Although each student takes primary responsibility for application submittal, Beekman’s personalized support also extends to the family. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the process through ongoing contact with the college counselor by phone, email or in-person meetings.

  • Important Dates

     

    2018-2019 School Year  

     

     

    September - November

    • Meet with Krista to discuss college list and complete applications
    • Research and visit colleges
    • Create online applications (Common Ap, SUNY app, and CUNY app)
    • Schedule interviews at potential schools if possible
    • Visit colleges and arrange interviews if possible
    • Contact Financial Aid offices as appropriate
    • Write personal statement (First draft due October 5th to Michelle)

    Friday, September 7

    Registration deadline for Oct. 6 SAT I & II (Late registration through Wednesday, September 26th)

    Friday, September 28

    Registration deadline for Oct. 27 ACT

    Thursday, October 4

    College Night for Parents – 6:00 p.m.

    Friday, October 5

    Registration deadline for the November 3 SAT I & II (Late registration through Wednesday, Oct 24th)

    Monday, October 15

    Recommendation request deadline for students applying Early Action/Decision

    Saturday, October 27

    ACT (Oct 27-28 (1.5 time ACT given at Beekman)

    Thursday, November 1

    • Early Decision/Early Action deadline for some colleges
    • Final copy of the personal statement due to Krista

    Friday, November 2

    Registration deadline for the December 1 SAT I & II

    Friday, November 2

    Registration deadline for the December 8 ACT

    Saturday, November 3

    SAT I & II (and Double Time SAT I given at Beekman)

    Monday, November 5 -
    Friday, November 9

    Recommendation request deadline for students applying Regular Decision

    Thursday, November 15

    Early Decision/Early Action deadline for some colleges

    Saturday, December 1

    SAT I & II

    Saturday, December 8

    ACT

    Monday, January 28 -
    Friday, February 8

    Mid-year transcripts will be sent to each of your colleges

    Friday, February 1 -
    Friday, March 1

    If applying for financial aid, please check financial aid application deadlines, which vary throughout the month

    March & April

    • Colleges will be contacting you with their admission decision
    • See Krista if help is needed with final college choice

    Wednesday, May 1

    • Deposit deadline for the college you will attend

    • Once the deposit is made, decline your acceptances at other colleges

    Wednesday, June 12                      

    Graduation rehearsal, 3:30 p.m.

    Senior Dinner, 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, June 13

    Graduation, 7:00 p.m.

     

    Please Note: The Beekman School’s CEEB code is 334095

     

  • Parents’ College Evening

    A Parents’ College Evening, hosted by the college guidance counselor and the headmaster, is held each fall for the parents of seniors and features a guest speaker from the admissions office of a nearby university. This informative, interactive session provides an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the current college admissions environment.

  • Senior Profile

    Score Distributions

    SAT Summary
      Critical
    Reading
    Math Total
    Score
    The Beekman School 578 579 1156
    National Average 533 527 1060
    ACT Summary
      Composite English Math Reading Science
    The Beekman School 27 28 24 29 26
    National Average 21 20 20 21 21
    2018 Senior Class Statistics
    Number in Class 26
    College Acceptance 100%
    4 Year College 82%
    2 Year College 7%
    PG Year 7%
    Other 4%

    College Acceptances, Classes 2013-2017 (partial list)

    • Academy of Art University
    • American University
    • American University of Rome
    • Arizona State University
    • Art Institute of California San Francisco
    • Bard College
    • Bennington College
    • Berklee College of Music
    • Boston College
    • Boston University
    • Brandeis University
    • Bryn Mawr College
    • Clark University
    • California College of the Arts
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Champlain College
    • Clarkson University
    • College of Charleston
    • College of the Atlantic
    • Colorado University, Denver
    • Cornell University
    • CUNY:
      • Baruch
      • Brooklyn College
      • City College
      • Hunter
      • John Jay
      • Lehman
    • Curry College
    • DePaul University
    • Dickinson College
    • Drew University
    • Drexel University
    • Duke University
    • East Stroudsburg University
    • Eckerd University
    • Emerson College
    • Eugene Lang/New School
    • Fairfield University
    • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • Fordham University
    • Franklin & Marshall College
    • Goldsmiths University of London
    • Green Mountain College
    • Hampshire College
    • Hartwick College
    • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
    • Hofstra University
    • Indiana University
    • Ithaca College
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • Lehigh University
    • Loyola University, Chicago
    • Mannes College of Music
    • Marymount Manhattan College
    • McGill University
    • Mount St. Mary's University
    • Muhlenberg College
    • New England College
    • New York University
    • Northeastern University
    • Occidental College
    • Pace University
    • Parsons School of Design
    • Penn State
    • Pratt Institute
    • Rhode Island School of Design
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Roger Williams College
    • Rollins College
    • Rutgers University
    • Sacred Heart University
    • San Francisco State University
    • Santa Monica College
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • School of Visual Arts
    • Sienna College
    • Smith College
    • Southern Methodist University
    • St. John's University
    • St. Joseph's University
    • St. Thomas Aquinas College
    • SUNY:
      • Albany
      • Binghamton
      • Brockport
      • Buffalo
      • Fashion Institute of Technology
      • Fredonia
      • New Paltz
      • Oneonta
      • Oswego
      • Purchase
    • Syracuse University
    • Temple University
    • Union College
    • University of California
      • Davis
      • Santa Barbara
    • University of Colorado at Boulder
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Glasgow
    • University of Hartford
    • University of Johannesburg
    • University of Maryland, College Park
    • University of Massachusetts
      • Amherst
      • Dartmouth
    • University of Miami
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Rhode Island
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of St. Andrews
    • University of Tampa
    • University of Vermont
    • Vassar College
    • Villanova University
    • Washington College
    • Wells College
    • Wesleyan University
    • Wheaton College
    • Whittier College
    • Yale University

    School Profile

    Download The Beekman School Profile

    Click here for more background on The Beekman School.

    The Beekman School

    George Matthew founded The Beekman School/The Tutoring School in 1925. The school was organized to offer a preparatory-school curriculum with all the advantages of highly personalized instruction. Since no two students have the same abilities, learning issues, or goals, teaching is geared specifically to the needs of the individual student. In addition to having small classes, The Beekman School combines a traditional, college-preparatory academic education with a flexible yet structured approach. The Beekman School is accredited by the Middle States Association and registered with the Board of Regents of the State of New York. In addition, Beekman is a member of the College Entrance Examination Board and the Educational Records Bureau.

    The Tutoring School is a unique program within The Beekman School that specializes in educating students who require private or semiprivate classes. The Tutoring School teaches college-level courses as well as standard and remedial courses. Generally, incoming students follow The Beekman School’s college-preparatory curriculum and receive credit from The Beekman School.

    Academic Program

    The requirements of the New York State Education Department form the core of the curriculum at The Beekman School/The Tutoring School. It is strongly advised, however, that students exceed these requirements, especially in the areas of mathematics, the sciences, and humanities. The Beekman School offers four approved AP Courses, three of which are available to seniors. The faculty at The Beekman School has also developed many interesting and challenging elective courses such as Psychology, Ecology, 3D Graphics Production, App Development, Creative Writing, Modern Politics, International Politics, Digital Photography, Coding, Electronics, Forensics, Philosophy, Film & Filmmaking, and Astronomy. In addition to the wide variety of courses offered at Beekman, students may enroll in elective courses at outside institutions such as Turtle Bay Music School, the International Center of Photography, FIT, the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Beekman students also participate in after-school activities such as the literary magazine, yearbook projects, student council, and volunteer programs.

    GPA and Class Rank

    The grade point average reported by The Beekman School is a three-year cumulative average for the students’ first 3 years (six semesters) of high school. The average is not weighted; each grade receives equal weight. The Beekman School / The Tutoring School does not rank.

College Placement Counseling and Admissions Planning in High School

Our skilled advisor provides Beekman students with proactive college placement counseling in high school, delivering assistance during every phase of the application process. As a top college preparatory school in New York, our guidance counselor is highly experienced in college placement. This counselor is trained to offer assistance based on several factors, including a student’s GPA, test scores, and individualized school curriculum. He develops college admissions plans on behalf of our upperclassmen to ensure the students meet all deadlines and submit quality applications. Approximately 98 percent of Beekman graduates go on to attend college. Contact us to find out more.