Secondary School Counseling

The RCDS Secondary School Counseling Office periodically learns of upcoming events and important information to share with our Upper School families. Please check back  to this page often for the latest news, events and updates when planning for your child's secondary school.

Mid Atlantic Boarding School Group


The school year that we could never have imagined is ending soon! We made it, you made it, we learned so many valuable lessons. We hope you are well and wish you a wonderful, safe, healthy and vibrant end to this school year.

We are already in the process of planning for the next cycle and want to make sure you and your communities know about some great opportunities to kick-start the application process with MABS.

SUMMER EVENTS | MABS MONDAYS with the Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group 


Now is the time to start the conversation! We look forward to meeting the class of 2022 and sharing the unique and life changing opportunity of a boarding school experience. These presentations are informal, personal and packed with information and tips on the application process with plenty of time for Q and A.

Please share these event dates and registration links (also posted on our website) with your students and their families.

Monday, May 24, 7 PM (ET)      Registration Link

Monday, June 21, 7 PM (ET)     Registration Link


We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Team 

Madeira School - Madeira, VA

Please join us for our
Spring Open House
Wednesday, May 12
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (EST)

Register to Attend
Our Spring Open House is an opportunity for families to learn what makes Madeira special!

Meet with our Head of School, faculty, and students via Zoom to hear about Madeira's warm community, rigorous academics, and award-winning internship program.

We hope to see you there!
Woodberry Forest School - Woodberry Forest, VA

The Woodberry admission team is excited to host four informational sessions to help families learn about the boarding school experience and the application process. These sessions are virtual but include live participation from our faculty and students. These sessions are intended for middle school parents interested in boarding school, and we hope you will join us as well. Our goal is to help equip families with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate their child’s educational path forward.

Wednesday, May 5 - How Will He Learn? What to Expect from The High School Classroom
Wednesday, May 12 - How Will He Spend His Afternoon? Extracurricular Programs at Boarding School
Wednesday, May 19 - How Will He Grow? The Benefits of Living Away from Home
Wednesday, May 26 - How Do We Apply? Understanding the Admission Process

The sessions will take place at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

Please click here to register for the session(s) of your choosing.

SSAT Virtual School Fairs

Featuring some of the top schools in the United States and Canada, these comprehensive fairs will be held throughout the admission season. They’re the perfect way for students to:

  • Compare the schools on their list, without separate in-person visits
  • Connect with school representatives 
  • Gain insights into each school’s admission process
  • Discover the unique attributes of a school’s community and approach

Click Here to register!

The Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group

The Five in One Deal!

Meet with 5 Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Admission Deans and Directors in one place, in one hour!

Go to MABS Virtual Events to see all our options and descriptions.

OR, register yourself, using these links:

The Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group

The White Mountain School - Bethlehem, NH

Please help us spread the word for our first recruitment event of the season on September 24 at 8:00PM ET.

Registration link to be shared is below.

Salisbury School - Salisbury, CT

Join us this fall for one of our virtual events!  Please see our virtual event calendar below and be sure to register for one of our Salisbury School "Knights @ Night" Admissions Webinars, or an event co-hosted with one of our peer schools.

While our travel this fall will be limited, rest assured, if you have submitted an inquiry to Salisbury, we will contact you as soon as we visit your area. 

September 21 – Knights @ Night Admissions Webinar

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

September 22 – Great Boarding Schools Rippowam Virtual Event

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

September 28 – Great Boarding Schools Mountain/West Coast Virtual Event

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

September 30 – Great Boarding Schools Junior Boarding School Event

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

October 8 – Knights @ Night Admissions Webinar

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

October 7 – Great Boarding Schools Virtual Interview Workshop

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

October 20 – Knights @ Night Admissions Webinar

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

October 21 – Great Boarding Schools New England Event

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

October 27 – Parents League of New York 

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 28 – Great Boarding Schools Mid-West/Lake Forest Event

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

November 5  – Knights @ Night Admissions Webinar

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

November 16 – Great Boarding Schools Northern New England Virtual Event

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

November 17  – Knights @ Night Admissions Webinar 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Midwest Boarding School Virtual Session

Join Admission leaders and students for an evening virtual session to learn more about Cranbrook Schools, Culver Academies, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Lake Forest Academy, and Western Reserve Academy, and the benefits of choosing a boarding school education.

Monday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time

This virtual session will be held in conjunction with our industry partners at other Midwest boarding schools. This will be a great forum for discussing everything from arts and athletics, college counseling, academics, and the application and financial aid process.

Choate Rosemary Hall Virtual Meet & Greet - Wallingford, CT

Virtual Meet & Greets with Choate Rosemary Hall Director of Admission, Jeff Beaton. These relaxed virtual gatherings will provide a chance to hear updates on Choate and our application requirements, and ask questions you may have surrounding this admission cycle. Each session will provide the same information. 
Please register for one of the events using the links below:

Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:00pm EST 
Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00pm EST

Choate Rosemary Hall - Wallingford, CT

Virtual Information Sessions:

Starting next Wednesday, June 17, we will be hosting live virtual information sessions every week throughout the summer.  These information sessions will consist of a slideshow presentation by one of our admission officers followed by a Q&A; attendees will be able to submit questions throughout the session using a chat function.  These sessions are open to students as well as parents. Families must inquire in order to receive a registration link via email for a Choate Virtual Information Session.  By inquiring, families will also receive our most up-to-date information going forward.

The Hotchkiss School - Lakeville, CT


to learn more about Boarding School and gain insight into the Hotchkiss experience. 

Register for the Summer Series, a weekly virtual event diving deep
into specific areas of Hotchkiss life.
And/or attend a virtual group information chat with an admission counselor
and current student.

****Summer Series****

*Thursday, June 18: Student Experience
Learn about Hotchkiss student life outside the classroom. 

*Thursday, June 25: Being Safe, Seen, and Supported
Student Health and Wellness: A deep dive into student supporters including advisors, residential faculty, Dean of Community Life,  and Class Deans.

*Thursday, July 9: Athletics and Co-Curriculars 
What do student do after classes? Hear from our Athletic Directors, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Co-Curricular Coordinators.

*Thursday, July 16: College Bound!
The college process at Hotchkiss: A view from the College Office and Hotchkiss alumni. 

*Thursday, July 23: Access and Affordability 
Hear from our Director of Admission and Financial Aid. 

*Thursday, July 30: Academic Life
With 200+ courses offered in seven different academic disciplines, combined with our Teaching and Learning Center for academic support, there's no limit to the education and preparation students encounter at Hotchkiss.

*Thursday, August 6: Bearcat Chat
A conversation with current Bearcats about their Hotchkiss experience. 

*Thursday, August 13: Beyond Scoville Gates
The world at Hotchkiss, and Hotchkiss in the world:
Travel abroad programs, student exchanges, community service and more! 

To register for one or more of these events, click here.
All sessions 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Kimball Union Academy Virtual Open Houses - Meriden, NH

Please join us for our upcoming Virtual Spring Open House events on May 28 and June 6 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and learn about Kimball Union Academy from the people who know it best – our students and faculty! And, we look forward to getting to know you too, so bring your questions and join us for a peek inside our community.  


Our events will be hosted through Zoom. The event URL will be provided once registration is completed. If you have questions or would like to speak with an admission officer, please contact us or 603-469-2100.


Mid Atlantic Boarding School Group

Welcome to the High School Process! 

Virtual Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools Reception for Prospective Applicants and Families 

Tuesday, June 2 at 7 PM


Similar to our standard receptions and open to any students, parents, and placement professionals from across the country and world, at this event we’ll offer a shorter version of our school presentation, with a lot of time for dialog and Q & A. 


Peddie School - Hightstown, NJ

Peddie School Admission Preview Event
June 10, 2020 at 4 PM

Attend Peddie Preview to learn what makes Peddie unique. Students and their parents/guardians are welcome to join us. Our students will guide you on a virtual tour of their favorite spots on campus. We'll also play an interactive game that will introduce you to Peddie and help you prepare for the application process.

Please visit the Peddie Preview page to register and to explore our community and programs.


The Ethel Walker School - Simsbury, CT

Join Walker's experienced admission staff for an insider’s look at the independent school search process. This Zoom session will cover finding the right school for your daughter, affording a private school education, and details about the application process.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Learn More and RSVP


Episcopal High School Virtual Open House - Alexandria, VA

You are invited to join a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m., for an early look at what makes Episcopal so special. After a welcome from Head of School Charley Stillwell, you will have an opportunity to learn about key programs from faculty and hear from student leaders. We are excited to see you! 

Interested students and families may register here.


Blair Academy Virtual Spring Open Houses - Blairstown, NJ

Blair Academy
Admission Spring Preview

May 28th and June 4th, 2020

Please join us at our Admission Spring Preview to learn more about Blair Academy and the application process. 

This 90-minute webinar for families interested in learning more about Blair will include a welcome from Head of School Chris Fortunato and Associate Head of School and Dean of Admission Peter G. Curran, as well as panel discussions about our academic curriculum and student life. The panels will feature current Blair students and parents as well as faculty members and administrators.

For more information or to register, please visit our website:

In advance of Spring Preview, please visit our digital campus webpage to learn more about Blair:


Why Boarding School

Why Boarding School?
A Conversation Among Friends

Our campuses may be closed and spring fairs may be canceled, but we are committed to continuing to find ways to connect with families as they begin to think about the boarding school experience. We are excited to join together to share our expertise about boarding school life – the admission process, the unique benefits of a boarding school education, how to research and visit schools, how to prepare for boarding school, and more. We welcome you to share this opportunity with your families and communities. We are here to engage with them and help out in any way that we can.

May 21, 2020
8:00 PM (EST)
Register Now

June 16, 2020
8:00 PM (EST)
Register Now