Congratulations to the Class of 2023! 

in Spring 2023 by

You did it! As Scott Young shared with you on graduation day, you were the perfect Class to be Grade 8 leaders this year now that all Covid restrictions have been lifted. You built community across divisions and have a knack for leadership in all areas of school life. Secondary schools see these qualities in you, so you, as a class, were sought after students in the application process. Collectively, you will go to more than 20 different independent schools across the country from Connecticut to California and more than five different public schools. From Boston Arts Academy to Norfolk County Agricultural School, you will thrive in these various school options. You know yourselves as learners as well, and you picked schools that would be the right match for you. Your versatility and flexibility make you ready for any and all future endeavors. As always, there will be age-appropriate “bumps in the road” during your years of high school, and you have proven that you have the skills and resilience to navigate whatever comes your way. Please keep in touch with us and let us know about your experiences at this wide variety of next schools.  

Our office also has some changes on the horizon. With Matt Kessler’s promotion and transition to become Park’s first Director of Enrollment Management, the office needed a new Secondary School Counselor. We are delighted that Elizabeth McColloch has accepted the position of Associate Director of Secondary School Counseling. Liz brings direct admissions experience from her time at St. Mark’s School as well as years of teaching and leadership experience as a French teacher and Modern Language Department Chair here at Park. Liz is widely known for her student-centered approach to working with middle schoolers as well as for her calm, upbeat demeanor with parents. Kind and knowledgeable, Liz has many gifts to share with our team, and we are delighted that she has accepted the role! 

Next Schools

Lucy Aber: Newton North High School

Mariamawit Afework: Newton Country Day School

Lucas Bailey: Concord Academy

Lila Barkan: Berkshire School

Ailie Bell: Milton Academy

Tyler Berger: Needham High School

Caleb Beroukhim: Phillips Academy Andover

Sophie Brennan: Deerfield Academy

Benjamin “Benji” Brooks: Brookline High School

Elliz Chara: Beaver Country Day School

Bilal Dawan-Abdullah: Brimmer & May School

Michael Doherty: Phillips Academy Andover

William “Will” DunnBelmont Hill School

Kaia Evans: Milton Academy

James Fair: Noble and Greenough School

Jaxon “JJ” Fantuzzi: St. Sebastian’s School

Parker Farnham: The Rivers School

Nathaniel Finn: The Rivers School

Isabelle Gates: Middlesex School

Oliver Gates: Middlesex School

Tatum Glynn: Brooks School

Sari Goldberg: Buckingham Browne & Nichols

Nicole Hadar: Boston University Academy

Kathleen “Kate” Hamilton: Beaver Country Day School

Blake Hardy: Middlesex School

Ella Harlev: Buckingham Browne & Nichols

Ella Hernandez: Needham High School

Elliott Huang: Beaver Country Day School

Oskar Jacobs: Noble and Greenough School

Fyn James: Norfolk Agricultural High School

Naomi James: Boston Arts Academy

Khaleena Jones: Beacon Academy

Kiran Joshi: The Rivers School

Talia Klevens: Noble and Greenough School

Estelle Lawrence: Brooks School

Saylor Leerink: The Rivers School

Cassian “Cash” Lindsley: Needham High School

Naeem Logan: Noble and Greenough School

Samuel “Sam” Lutzker: Concord Academy

Elizabeth McNeel: The Urban School

Anaaya Mittal: Middlesex School

Samora Nogueira Sanca: Noble and Greenough School

Kaylee O’Keefe: Cambridge School of Weston

Haylee Pires: Brimmer & May School

Ruby Richmond: Beaver Country Day School

James Rodriguez: Beacon Academy

Mia Salcedo: Boston University Academy

Alex Sherman: Milton Academy

Orly Simon: Concord Academy

Nikita “Nikki” Singh: Newton South High School

Elizabeth “Ellie” Taylor: The Taft School

Charles “Charlie” Winder: Dexter Southfield School

Catherine Witkowski: Milton Academy

Winston Anne Wood: The Rivers School

Clara Young: Boston Arts Academy

Sienna Zhao: Noble and Greenough School