New England Academy

Post-Secondary Preparation

Ready for Next Steps

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 Post-Secondary Planning courses which enables them to explore their interest areas and future areas of study or employment. These sessions allow students to preview programs and 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 program and 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 a course for college credit. Students travel to campus and participate in classes, getting a true feel for the college experience.

“Taking a course at North Shore Community College gave me the chance to break out of the normal high school routine. Throughout the semester-long class, I picked up independent study habits, got to know an experienced professor, and gained insight into a subject I am really fascinated by.” — Annie, Class of 2019

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 post-secondary process.

We believe that the post-secondary planning 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.

College Acceptance
Although students will ultimately choose the post-secondary path that is right for them, we strive to ensure that all of our students have the option to go to college.

Below is a list of schools NEA graduates have been accepted to from 2008 to 2019.

Academy of Art University

Allegheny College

Anna Maria College

Asheville-Buncombe Tech

Assumption College

Baldwin Wallace University

Bard College

Beacon College

Becker College

Benjamin Franklin IT

Bennington College

Bentley University

Berklee School of Music

Boston Architectural College

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bridgewater State University

Bryant University

Bunker Hill CC

Burlington College

Butler University

Cabrini University

Canisius College

Catholic University

Castleton College

Champlain College

Clark University

Clarkson University

Colby-Sawyer College

College of the Holy Cross

College of Wooster

Colorado Mesa

Columbia College

Connecticut College

Cornell College

Culinary Institute of America

Curry College

CW Post, Long Island

Daniel Webster

Dean College

Dickinson College

Drexel University

Dynamy Internship Program

Earlham College

Embry Riddle Aeronautical U.

Emerson College

Elms College

Emmanuel College

Endicott College

Eugene Lang College

Fairfield University

Fashion Institute of Design

Fisher College

Fitchburg State University

Flagler University

Framingham State University

Franklin Institute of Technology

Franklin Pierce College

George Washington University

Gordon College

Goucher College

Guilford College

Green Mountain College

Hampshire College

Hofstra University

Ithaca College

Johnson and Wales University

Keene State College

Keiser College

Knox College

Landmark College

Lasell College

Le Moyne University

Lesley University

Loyola University

Loyola Marymount U.

Lynchburg College

Lyndon State University

Lynn University

Maharishi U. of Management

Marian Court College

Marymount, Manhattan

Massasoit CC

Mass Bay CC

Mass College of Art

Mass College of Liberal Arts

Mass College of Pharmacy & Health

Merrimack College

Middlesex CC

Mitchell College

Mount Holyoke

Mount Ida College

Music Academy of Krakow

Naropa University

New England College

New England Conservatory

Newbury College

New York University

Northeastern University

Northern Essex CC

Northern Vermont University

North Shore CC

Pace University

Paul Smith College

Pinemanor College

Plymouth State University

Post University

Quinnipiac University

Regis College

Regis University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.

Rivier College

Rochester Institute of Tech.

Rollins College

Roger Williams University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Anselm College

Saint Edward’s College

Saint John’s College

Saint John’s University

Saint Lawrence University

Saint Michael’s College

Salem State University

Salve Regina University

Savannah College of Art

Sienna College

Simmons College

Skidmore College

Slippery Rock University

Smith College

Southern New Hampshire U.

Springfield College

Stonehill College

Suffolk University

Temple University

Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy

Unity College

University of the Arts

University of California Riverside

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Delaware

University of Hartford

University of Maine

UMASS Amherst

UMASS Boston

UMASS Dartmouth

UMASS Lowell

U of Minnesota, Crookston

U of Minnesota, Morris

University of New England

University of New Hampshire

UNH Thompson School

University of Portland

University of Rhode Island

University of New Haven

University of Rochester

University of San Francisco

University of Scranton

University of Tampa

University of Vermont

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Union College

Unity College

Vanderbilt University

Wentworth Institute of Tech.

Western New England U.

Westfield State University

Wheaton College

Wheelock College

Willamette University

Wittenberg University

Worcester Polytechnic Inst.

Worcester State University