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Finding the Right Fit

Our secondary school counseling program complements the educational experience with an ongoing, collaborative effort to assist families in the secondary school admissions process. Our goal is for students to gain admission to schools well matched to their academic skills and extracurricular interests.

By Eighth Grade, DCD students are eager and ready to meet their next educational challenges. They have seen the fruits of intellectual curiosity and imagination grounded in disciplined study. They have met high expectations of leadership, group responsibility and academic achievement, as well as integrity, kindness and understanding.

In the spring of Seventh Grade, each family begins meeting with one of our counselors, who suggests appropriate schools for application. Students and families are encouraged to explore these suggestions over the summer.  In the fall of 8th grade, all students participate in Smooth Talk, a signature program in DCD's middle school. It involves advanced public speaking, practice interviewing, and introspective writing so that every student is prepared to enter the secondary school application process with success.

In addition, opportunities are available to connect families with secondary school representatives and DCD alumni and past parents.

DCD's Class of 2018 had many choices for secondary school

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  • Class of 2018 Secondary School Acceptances

    Boston College High School
    Beaver Country Day School
    Buckingham Browne & Nichols
    Cambridge School of Weston
    Concord Academy
    Dana Hall
    Dexter Southfield
    Emma Willard
    Ethel Walker
    Milton Academy
    Miss Hall’s
    Miss Porter’s
    Newman School
    Nobles and Greenough
    St. George’s
    St. Sebastians
    Tabor Academy
    Ursuline Academy
    Walnut Hill School for the Arts
    Westover School
    Woodard School
    Xaverian Brothers

Meet Our Team

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  • Photo of Elisa Sidoli

    Elisa Sidoli 

    Drama Director, Middle School Arts Teacher, Director of Secondary School Counseling
  • Photo of Richard Edie

    Richard Edie 

    Grade 6 & 7 English Teacher, Secondary School Counseling
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