There are many reasons a student may encounter difficulty in college.  Students and college administrators most commonly cite basic academic unpreparedness, poor time-management, troubled relationships (including peer pressure), substance abuse, and identity issues (e.g., gender/sexuality or uncertainty about academic and career plans).  Sometimes, mental health issues arise for the first time rendering a student unable to keep up with the demands of college life.  In fact, some of our students take a medical leave of absence from college.

At Semester Off, we work with the student and family to figure out what went wrong.  For this reason, we seek students who are motivated to undergo this process with us.

Our students tend to be sensitive and kind but at a loss.  They yearn to do better but do not know how.  At Semester Off, we actively hand-select a group of students each semester that will support one another and challenge one another while forging a lasting bond.

 

Secondary / High School
  • Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Acton, MA)
  • Al Ain English Speaking School (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • American International School, Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • Andover High School (Andover, MA)
  • Arundel High School (Gambrills, MD)
  • Austin Preparatory School (Reading, MA)
  • Belmont High School (Belmont, MA)
  • Boston Latin School (Boston, MA)
  • Brookline High School (Brookline, MA)
  • Brooklyn Friends School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • The Cambridge School of Weston (Weston, MA)
  • Catholic Memorial School (West Roxbury, MA)
  • Commonwealth School (Boston, MA)
  • Concord-Carlisle High School (Concord, MA)
  • The Corwin-Russell School at Broccoli Hall (Sudbury, MA)
  • Fay School (Southborough, MA)
  • Franklin High School (Waltham, MA)
  • Gann Academy (Waltham, MA)
  • Granite Academy (Braintree, MA)
  • The Governor’s Academy (Byfield, MA)
  • Hingham High School (Hingham, MA)
  • Holliston High School (Holliston, MA)
  • Hopkinton High School (Hopkinton, MA)
  • Horace Mann School (Bronx, NY)
  • Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, NH)
  • Lexington High School (Lexington, MA)
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (Sudbury, MA)
  • Maimonides School (Brookline, MA)
  • Mamaroneck High School (Mamaroneck, NY)
  • Marian High School (Framingham, MA)
  • Melrose High School (Melrose, MA)
  • Montana Academy (Marion, MT)
  • Montrose School (Medfield, MA)
  • Mount Saint Charles Academy (Woonsocket, RI)
  • Natick High School (Natick, MA)
  • New England Academy (Beverly, MA)
  • Newton North High School (Newton, MA)
  • Newton South High School (Newton, MA)
  • Phillips Academy (Andover, MA)
  • Pingree School (South Hamilton, MA)
  • Ponderosa High School (Parker, CO)
  • Proctor Academy (Andover, NH)
  • Ransom Everglades School (Miami, FL)
  • The Rivers School (Weston, MA)
  • St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA)
  • Thayer Academy (Braintree, MA)
  • Virginia Allred Stacey Junior/Senior High School (San Antonio, TX)
  • Wellesley High School (Wellesley, MA)
  • Weston High School (Weston, MA)
  • Westwood High School (Westwood, MA)
  • Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Wilbraham, MA)
College / University
  • American University – Paris
  • American University – Washington, D.C.
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Barnard College of Columbia University
  • Bates College
  • Bentley University
  • Bennington College
  • Blinn College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Champlain College
  • Clark University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Community College of Denver
  • Cornell University
  • Emerson College
  • Framingham State University
  • George Washington University
  • Guilford College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard Extension School
  • Keene State College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massasoit Community College
  • MassBay Community Collge
  • Merrimack College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Montserrat College of Art
  • Mount Ida College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • North Shore Community College
  • Providence College
  • Rhodes College
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Simmons College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Anselm’s College
  • Stonehill College
  • State University of New York – Purchase
  • Syracuse University
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts – Boston
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Texas – Arlington
  • University of Washington
  • Villanova University
  • Westfield State University
  • West Virginia University

Home colleges/universities from where our students have originated

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