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News & Views - Feb, 1993 Issue #20 

by: Tom Bratter, The John Dewey Academy
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
FAX (413) 528-9800
February 5, 1993

63% of graduating seniors of The John Dewey Academy students have been admitted Early Decisions to college. 22% were deferred. Students will attend the following colleges: Bates and Boston Colleges, Clark University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University, George Washington University, Pepperdine University, and Rollins College.

Dr. Kenneth Steiner, Dean of Studies, suggests that "With one exception, our most talented academic students did not apply to Early Decision. With any degree of luck, this could be a great year in terms of truly great colleges for those who have not yet heard. This year, two will graduate with distinction from Wellesley Williams."

Our junior class is the brightest in our history. One probably will be a merit scholar; 50% have SAT scores which exceed 1300. Many already have contacted colleges which illustrates our mission to convince colleges of quality to admit our students."

Dr. Henry Radda, Dean of Students, reports, "There are no plans to change our admissions process. We admit students on the basis of a mandatory on campus interview and minimize past academic performance and standardized testing because we believe attitude is the most important determinant for success at The JDA. 100% of our graduates attend colleges. Less than 15% have discontinued their higher education which is astonishing when recognizing that we admit students whose self-destructive behavior requires residential placement."

Copyright 1993, Woodbury Reports, Inc. (This article may be reproduced without prior approval if the copyright notice and proper publication and author attribution accompanies the copy.)

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