After Pine Cobble
When students leave Pine Cobble, their success can be measured in multiple ways. The first is fairly straightforward: where did they go after graduating from Pine Cobble, and how did they do there?
Our track record is impressive: Pine Cobble graduates attend outstanding schools, both public and private, and they do exceedingly well. On average, 50% of our students choose to continue their education at an independent school, and 50% choose public education. See below for a sample of schools attended by Pine Cobble graduates in recent years.
Pine Cobble graduates don’t simply attend these schools, either; they make names for themselves there – as athletes, as student body representatives, as outstanding scholars, as artists, and – equally important – as human beings who contribute to a positive, supportive environment for others. From these schools, Pine Cobble graduates go on to attend some of the finest colleges, and often the best graduate programs, in the world.
But that’s just one way of measuring success. There’s another, even more important measure: the extent to which Pine Cobble graduates live their lives with passion and purpose. It’s there, we believe, that the Pine Cobble difference truly shines through.
The truth is, many schools can prepare students for academic success. Pine Cobble goes beyond that, by embracing a fuller definition of education, one that readies young people for lives of richness, meaning, and good. Students leave Pine Cobble with the range of tools to make the most of any situation; they are able to meet deadlines, think creatively, produce sophisticated work, advocate for themselves and others, develop and articulate a clear vision, form meaningful relationships and take full advantage of the resources around them. That’s because our students learn how to learn, how to think, and how to navigate an increasingly complex world with purpose and integrity.
Consider this example: in the 2011-2012 school year, two of the four class presidents at the nationally-renowned boarding school Emma Willard School are Pine Cobble alumnae. Two of the four most recent student body presidents at Miss Hall’s School? Also Pine Cobble alumnae. A tenth grade student at Berkshire School who publishes scientific research papers with an astrophysicist? Yes, that’s a Pine Cobble alumnus. An eleventh grade student recently chosen from a pool of thousands as one of only two U.S. delegates to the 2012 Student Leadership Conference in Australia? Another former Pine Cobble student. The leads in school plays? Editors of newspapers, literary magazine and yearbooks? Star varsity athletes? Heads of community service programs? The kind of kids who already know how to make a real difference in the world, who can lead peers in positive ways? You’ll find our alumni among all of them. And they’re only just getting started.
Among the schools attended by our graduates in recent years are: