New England Academy

College Prep

Ready for College

At the heart of New England Academy’s mission is our desire to prepare students for college. Students and families receive support and assistance to complete every step of the college process from exploration to admission. Junior and Senior level students meet one-on-one with the Director of Guidance and participate in College Planning courses which enables them to explore their interest areas and future areas of study. These sessions allow students to preview colleges that may be a potential fit based on their academic strengths, areas of interest, school size preference, geographic location and their future field of study. NEA also hosts visits from college representatives, takes students on tours of colleges throughout the area, and provides workshops for seniors, preparing them for college life. College essays and applications are completed at school, alleviating much of the anxiety and stress that is often associated with this process.

New England Academy is pleased to have forged relationships with local colleges, allowing NEA high school seniors the opportunity to take courses for college credit. Students travel to campus and participate in classes, getting a true feel for the college experience they are about to embark on.

“Endicott was such a great experience for me. Attending a class there while I was still at NEA, really eased some of my qualms about college. It made my first college experience OK.”

– Christi, Class of 2011

New England Academy believes that every student deserves a future. Our mission is to provide a challenging, academic curriculum in a supportive environment where each student can develop his or her academic, social, and emotional skills in preparation for college and life. This is the foundation that sustains our students throughout the college process.

We believe that the College process must:

  • be driven by the student with the support and collaboration of NEA staff and parents
  • focus on the strengths and goals of each student
  • preserve each student’s sense of self worth
  • be performed with candor and encouragement
  • uphold a belief in each student’s possibilities and personal vision
  • We believe the success of the process is dependent upon:
  • adults listening and honoring the hopes and ideals of the student
  • the student respecting the wisdom of the adults
  • an environment free of stress
  • maintaining positive, honest, and trusting relationships

In the end, students will gain a strong sense of accomplishment. By actively engaging with trusting adults while experiencing a process based on self-reflection and objective research; every student will find joy in having made a decision about their own futures.

To find grade-specific checklists of what to do to prepare for college admissions before the NEA College Planning Course Begins see the links at the left.

College Acceptance
100% of our graduating NEA seniors have been accepted into college.

Here is a list of schools NEA graduates have been accepted to from 2008 to 2015.

Academy of Art University
Allegheny College
Asheville-Buncombe Tech
Assumption College
Beacon College
Becker College
Belmont University
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Tech.
Bennington College
Berklee School of Music
Binghamton University
Boston Architectural College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State University
Bryant University
Bunker Hill Community College
Burlington College
Butler University
Catholic University
Castleton College
Central Connecticut University
Champlain College
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colby–Sawyer College
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Connecticut College
Cornell College
Curry College
C.W. Post, Long Island University
Daniel Webster
Dean College
Dickinson College
Earlham College
Elms College
Endicott College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Earlham College
Eugene Lang College
Evergreen State College
Fashion Institute of Merchandising
Fairfield University
Fisher College
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Franklin Pierce University
George Washington University
Green Mountain College
Gordon College
Goucher College
Hampshire College
Hobart William Smith College
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
Knox College
Landmark College
Lasell College
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Loyola Marymount College
Lyndon State University
Lynn University
Maine College of Art
Marian Court College
Marymount Manhattan College
Mass College of Art & Design
Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health
Massasoit Community College
Mass Bay Community College
Mass. College of Art & Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Marian Court College
Massasoit Community College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Merrimack College
Middlesex Community College
Mitchell College
Montserrat College of Art
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
Music Academy of Krakow, Poland
Naropa University
Newbury College
New England College
New England Conservatory of Music
Newbury College
Northeastern University
Northern Essex Community College
North Shore Community College
Pace University
Pine Manor College
Plymouth State University
Post University
Quinnipiac University
Quinsigamond Community College
Reed College
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rollins College
Roger Williams University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm’s College
Saint Joseph’s University
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sienna College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Slippery Rock University
Smith College
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Edward’s University
St. Michael’s College
St. John’s College
St. John’s University, Queens
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
The College of Wooster
Union College
Unity College
University of California, Riverside
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Mass., Dartmouth
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Minnesota, Crookston
University of Minnesota, Morris
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of Portland (Oregon)
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of San Francisco
University of Rochester
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
Vanderbilt University
Warren Wilson College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheaton College
Wheelock College
Willamette University
Wittenberg University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute