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)
  • The Brearley School (NY, NY)
  • Brimmer and May School (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Brookline High School (Brookline, MA)
  • Brooklyn Friends School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • The Cambridge School of Weston (Weston, MA)
  • Cape Elizabeth High School (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
  • Catholic Memorial School (West Roxbury, MA)
  • Champlain Valley Union High School (Hinesburg, VT)
  • Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall (Waltham, 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)
  • Lawrence Academy (Groton, MA)
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (Sudbury, MA)
  • Lowell Catholic High School (Lowell, MA)
  • Maimonides School (Brookline, MA)
  • Mamaroneck High School (Mamaroneck, NY)
  • Marian High School (Framingham, MA)
  • Melrose High School (Melrose, MA)
  • Milton Academy (Milton, MA)
  • Milton High School (Milton, MA)
  • Montana Academy (Marion, MT)
  • Montrose School (Medfield, MA)
  • Mount Saint Charles Academy (Woonsocket, RI)
  • Natick High School (Natick, MA)
  • Needham High School (Needham, 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)
  • Poly Prep Country Day School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 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)
  • The Stony Brook School (Stony Brook,NY)
  • 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)
  • Winchester High School (Winchester, MA)
College / University
  • American University – Paris
  • American University – Washington, D.C.
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Barnard College of Columbia University
  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • Bates College
  • Bentley University
  • Bennington College
  • Blinn College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Champlain College
  • Clark University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Community College of Denver
  • Cornell University
  • Emerson College
  • Endicott College
  • Framingham State University
  • George Washington University
  • Gordon College
  • Guilford College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard Extension School
  • Keene State College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lesley University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massasoit Community College
  • MassBay Community Collge
  • Merrimack College
  • Messiah 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
  • Occidental College
  • Pace University
  • Post University
  • Providence College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rhodes College
  • Roger Williams University
  • 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 California – Irvine
  • 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 Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • Villanova University
  • Westfield State University
  • West Virginia University

Home colleges/universities from where our students have originated

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