Spring is around the corner at The Storm King School and college acceptances are more impressive than ever. This year to date, nearly 100% of the senior class has been accepted by their top-three choice of schools with several students moving on to the Ivy League. In addition, we have many seniors who have been accepted at four or more well-known colleges, and several student-artists who will attend some of the most prestigious art colleges in the nation. With acceptance letters still coming in, things can only get better.

What’s the secret to our students’ success? According to Storm King’s College Counselor Jim Leppla, it is the combination of highly engaged and motivated students, supportive parents, and dedicated faculty. “Our school takes great pride in the high level of personalized attention it provides each student as we help them plan for life after secondary school,” he explains. “All of our students have individual needs. Therefore, our approach is to allow the college application process to reveal the best choices for them as they continue on their educational journey. Our objective is to guide each student in selecting the most appropriate colleges or universities that match their talents and potential and to assist them during the application process.”

Storm King’s personalized approach to college counseling continues to prove its effectiveness year after year, with first and second-choice acceptances at an all-time high for the Class of 2018. So far this year, we have seniors leaving Storm King for Cornell, Georgetown, New York University, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, Bucknell, George Washington, USMA West Point, Farleigh Dickenson, Fordham, Syracuse, SUNY at Stony Brook, Penn State, University of Southern California and many others.