The Inly Graduate
Inly graduates leave with a rock-solid foundation and a strong sense of self, ready to navigate the next steps of their academic and personal journeys.
Having taken ownership of their own education from a young age, students emerge with a remarkable sense of responsibility and direction. They are well prepared for collaborating with others, participating in class discussions, solving complex problems, speaking in front of groups, taking turns and taking the lead. Inly graduates are curious and optimistic learners, ready for the rigorous demands of high school.
What sets the Inly graduate apart?
- Time management skills
- Internship experience
- Self-confidence, self-knowledge and self-motivation
- Lifelong love of learning — not just for good grades
Hear from a few of our graduates…
The Secondary School Transition
Secondary Schools value Inly students because they become leaders on their high school campuses. Whether it’s starting a club, influencing social change, taking charge on the field or on the stage, our students confidently approach high school and beyond.
True to our Montessori+ philosophy, our goal is to help students and families apply to secondary schools that will support the student’s individual academic and personal growth. We aim to have our students matriculate to high schools that not only challenge them, but also fit them socially and emotionally.
Inly guides parents through the journey of secondary/next school placement starting at the beginning of seventh grade where they review with parents a detailed timeline of next steps.
Researching the Right Fit
In seventh grade, Inly Middle School teachers advise parents that the High School process should be contained to parents, as seventh-grade students are still getting acclimated to Middle School.
Meet with the Head of School
In the spring, seventh grade parents are encouraged to schedule time with the Head of School to discuss possible good-match schools.
Create a Portfolio
All students entering eighth grade create portfolios over the summer that they bring to high school interviews. The students also begin to prepare for the SSAT, and schedule appointments for interviews at their chosen schools.
Schedule Mock Interviews
In the fall of eighth grade, students schedule a mock interview with the Head of School before their first school interview.
Meet Admission Representatives
Families are encouraged to meet high school admission representatives at the Secondary School Fair and at our Getting to Know Inly event, attend open houses, and work on applications.
Connect with Inly Registrar and Apply
By November 1st all students email Inly’s Administrative Assistant/Registrar their chosen list of schools so that the necessary materials can be prepared for secondary school applications.
Obtain Letters of Recommendation
In addition, Middle School teachers collaborate on recommendation letters and forms for each student.
Students and Families work with the Head of School to consider their acceptances and arrive at a decision.
- Avon Old Farms School (CT)
- Beaver Country Day School
- Boston College High School
- Boston University Academy
- Brewster Academy (NH)
- Cambridge School of Weston
- Cape Cod Academy
- Catholic Memorial High School
- Cohasset High School
- Commonwealth School
- Concord Academy
- Dana Hall School
- Dublin School (NH)
- Duxbury High School
- Falmouth Academy
- Hingham High School
- Kents Hill School (ME)
- Landmark School
- Lawrence Academy
- Milton Academy
- Newman School
- Norwell High School
- Notre Dame Academy
- Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
- Proctor Academy (NH)
- Rising Tide Charter Public School
- Scituate High School
- South Shore Public Charter School
- South Shore Vocational Technical High School
- Stoneleigh-Burnham School
- St. Sebastian's School
- Tabor Academy
- Thayer Academy
- The Winsor School
- Woodward School for Girls
- Xaverian Brothers High School
- American International University (London)
- American University
- Bennington College
- Boston College
- Brandeis University
- Brown University
- Bryn Mawr College
- Colby College
- College of the Holy Cross
- Cornell University
- Clark University
- Elon University
- Fairfield University
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- Georgetown University
- George Washington University
- Hamilton College
- Hampshire College
- Harvard University
- Haverford College
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Johns Hopkins University
- Maryland Institute of Art
- New York University
- Northeastern University
- Parsons The New School for Design
- Pennsylvania State University
- Providence College
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Smith College
- Stetson University
- Stevens Institute of Technology
- Union College
- University of Advancing Technology
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Villanova University
- Western New England College
- Wheaton College
- Reed College