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The John Dewey Academy dedicates itself to placing our graduating seniors at colleges commensurate with their innate intelligence and talents—usually at colleges with reputations far beyond what an arriving student’s recent grades would warrant. Students who attend Dewey have often compiled mediocre academic records in the troubled years prior to their arrival at the school. Sometimes they (and their families) have given up hope of attending a good college. Nonetheless every single graduate of The John Dewey Academy attends college at a quality four year institution. The school works intensely with admissions officers, parents, and students to continue its twenty-five-year record of placing students at excellent colleges all over the country.

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Like other top college-preparatory schools, we take pride in the caliber of colleges that admit our graduates. More importantly, we are encouraged by their performances at those institutions of higher learning: Our graduates typically earn good grades, engage in many extracurricular activities, and go on to excellent jobs or graduate schools. Nearly forty percent make the Dean's List, seventy-five percent graduate college in four years, and thirty percent attend graduate or professional school.

In recent years, colleges of quality have been deluged with good candidates and have therefore been able to raise their admissions standards. To ensure that admissions offices understand the valuable contribution our graduates can make to a college campus, the Head of School advocates aggressively for students who become moral leaders and pursue their studies with energetic commitment. Thus, John Dewey continues to place its seniors in excellent colleges.

For a complete listing of colleges and universities attended by our graduates, please click below.

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Great Barrington MA 01230

Admissions: (413) 528-0084
Phone: (413) 528-9800
Fax: (413) 528-5662

Email: Info@jda.org

American University
Amherst College
Antioch College
Babson College
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Bennington College
Bentley College
Berkshire Community College
Binghampton University
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bucknell University
Carleton College
Clark University
Centre College
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Eckert College
Elon University
Embry Riddle Aeronautics University
Emerson College
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Glendon College of the University of Toronto (Canada)
Goucher College
Grinnell College

Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Haverford College
Hobart College
Indiana University
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Lemoyne College
Manhattanville College
Mary Washington University
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
 •Gallatin Division
 •Tisch School of Arts
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University

Pacific University
Parsons School of Design
Peabody Institute of
 Johns Hopkins University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Queens University (Canada)
Reed College
Rollins College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Skidmore College
Spelman College
St. John’s College
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Purchase
Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

 •College of Visual Arts
 •Martin J. Whitman School of International Management
 •Newhouse School of Communication

Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan (Honors Program)
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Rochester
University of Santa Clara
University of Tampa
University of Texas (Austin)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of the Redlands
University of Wisconsin
Vassar College
Virginia Polytechnic
Washington University (St. Louis)
Wellesley College
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Williams College