Outstanding Class of 2021 High School Placements

April 28, 2021

Logos of High Schools the Class of 2021 is AttendingIn any year, the high school search process for the Bay Area and beyond is exceptionally complex and competitive. The pandemic gave the added wrinkle of moving the process entirely online, which made our dedicated efforts to find the best fit all the more important. I am thrilled to report that High School Counselor Sean Mosconi assisted the Class of 2021 through this extra challenging year to yield a characteristically outstanding slate of high school acceptances and placements once again.

Mr. Mosconi organized mock interviews with the assistance of a corps of parent volunteers and deftly guided families through the search, researching schools, helping students find their best fit, and advocating for each student. Combined with the track record of success that CAIS alumni demonstrate at academically rigorous secondary schools and the Class of 2021’s impressive credentials, this extremely thorough process yielded the following results:

Independent Day Schools

  • Archbishop Riordan High School: 1 acceptance
  • The Bay School: 24 acceptances
  • The Branson School: 1 acceptance
  • College Preparatory School: 2 acceptances
  • Crystal Springs Uplands School: 2 acceptances
  • Drew School: 6 acceptances
  • Germantown Friends School (PA): 1 acceptance
  • International High School: 13 acceptances
  • Lick Wilmerding High School: 8 acceptances
  • Marin Academy: 2 acceptances
  • Sacred Heart - Atherton: 1 acceptance
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory: 12 acceptances
  • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory: 5 acceptances
  • San Francisco University High School: 9 acceptances
  • Stuart Hall High School: 2 acceptances
  • Urban School of San Francisco: 6 acceptances

Boarding Schools

  • Choate Rosemary Hall: 1 acceptance
  • The Hotchkiss School: 1 acceptance
  • The Lawrenceville School: 1 acceptance
  • Middlesex: 1 acceptance
  • Phillips Academy Andover: 1 acceptance
  • St. Mary’s School: 1 acceptance
  • The Thacher School: 1 acceptance

Class of 2021 Attendance

High School Counselor Sean Mosconi advises families to focus on fit and consider options which match an array of student interests and strengths, whether in the Bay Area or beyond. Our Curiosity Core Value exhortation to “wonder about our world and imagine new possibilities” underscores our emphasis on best fit which guides the high school application process. Accordingly, the particular mix of schools varies from year to year while consistently reflecting that students continue to challenge themselves. Students of the Class of 2021 plan to attend the following:

  • The Bay School
  • The Branson School
  • Burlingame High School
  • College Preparatory School
  • Crystal Springs Uplands School
  • Drew School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • International High School
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Sacred Heart - Atherton
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
  • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
  • San Francisco University High School
  • Stuart Hall High School
  • The Thacher School
  • Urban School of San Francisco

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!