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Leilani ’15

MCS gave me a core set of values that I will take with me through the rest of my life and use to guide my decision making. It has given me a sense of what’s right and wrong and taught me how to tackle things that are difficult. It has given me a second family and a home away from home.
Manhattan Country School students gain admission to highly-selective, best-fit high schools, very often their first choice selections. Our alumni attend a variety of schools throughout the New York City area, including public, Specialized, Catholic, independent day schools, and independent boarding schools.
The high school placement process begins in the seventh grade when parents meet with our High School Placement Director. The director works with students and families throughout the application and selection process. Admissions Directors often describe MCS students as “bright”, “dynamic”, having a “strong sense of self”, and “passionate advocates for social justice”.
The following lists provides a sampling of the high schools, colleges and universities MCS students attend:

High School Matriculation

  • Avenues: The World School
  • Bard High School Early College
  • The Beacon School
  • The Berkeley Carroll School
  • The Birch Wathen
  • Lenox School
  • Blair Academy
  • Brooklyn Friends School
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • The Calhoun School
  • Churchill School
  • Collegiate School
  • Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
  • The Dalton School
  • Darrow School
  • Dwight Englewood School
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Elisabeth Irwin High School
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Fordham Preparatory School
  • Friends Seminary
  • The George School
  • Grace Church School
  • Heschel High School
  • The Hewitt School
  • The High School of Math, Science & Engineering at City College
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • High School of Art and Design
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • LaGuardia High School
  • Loyola School
  • Manhattan Hunter/Science High School
  • Marymount School
  • The Masters School
  • Nightingale-Bamford School
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School
  • Packer-Collegiate School
  • Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Professional Children’s School
  • The Putney School
  • Riverdale Country School
  • Rudolf Steiner School
  • The Spence School
  • St. Timothy’s School
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer School
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Trevor Day School
  • Trinity School
  • Westtown School
  • Williston Northampton School
  • Xavier High School
  • York Preparatory School

College Matriculation

  • Amherst College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bennington College
  • Boston College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brooklyn College
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • City College of New York
  • Clark University
  • Colby College
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • George Washington University
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard University
  • Haverford College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Howard University
  • Hunter College
  • John Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • Lehman College
  • Loyola University of New Orleans
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Middlebury College
  • Morehouse College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Pitzer College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • Stanford University
  • St. John's University
  • Swarthmore College
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Trinity College
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Washington University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Yale University
The High School Placement Director implements a holistic approach to ensure that all families receive the attention, degree of advocacy, and strong support necessary for every student. MCS is committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of young people and their families.
Fausto has served as Director of High School Placement at the Oliver Scholars Program and The Equity Project Charter School, where he built upon and expanded relationships with various school partners, successfully placing students at The Dalton School, LREI, Riverdale Country School, Phillips Academy Andover, and St. Andrew’s School, among many. Fausto’s experiences working in admissions at the Oliver Schools Program and The School at Columbia University provide a unique perspective for the 8th grade students and families at Manhattan Country School. In alignment with MCS’s own mission, the advancement of social justice in education and serving as an advocate for all families to receive the critical information they need to make informed decisions for their children’s education, regardless of background or language, has been a guiding principle throughout Fausto’s career.

As the High School Placement Director at Manhattan Country School, Fausto will continue to implement a holistic approach to ensure that all families receive the attention, degree of advocacy, and strong support necessary for every student’s success at Manhattan Country School and in high school. Fausto is committed to providing the best opportunities for the advancement of young people and their families and is excited to work with families at Manhattan Country School.

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