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Our students'


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
    General: (413) 528-9800
    Fax: (413) 528-5662

    Email: Info@jda.org

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    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