March 2018  

About Our Newsletter
Our Newsletter is published quarterly to update the REACH Prep community with exciting news, programming, events and ways to get involved throughout the year.
Community Events
Monday, April 23
11:30am, Hyatt Regency Greenwich
The Annual Benefit Luncheon is REACH Prep's largest fundraiser of the year and provides critical funds to support our comprehensive programming and our Scholars!

If you are an Alumni or a REACH Prep parent and would like to attend, please email us to receive your special discount code!
REACH Prep Scholar & Family Events
March 19 - March 21
REACH Prep high school juniors will attend the 3-day college trip this month. This year we are visiting the Philadelphia area and have sessions scheduled at 6 different colleges and universities, including Haverford College, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University.
Saturday, April 28
REACH Prep will host this workshop for 9th and 10th grade Scholars to help them prepare and create an effective study plan for upcoming final exams and projects. 
Beginning on April 7
Beginning on Saturday, April 7 and continuing into the summer, middle school students will meet with fellow cohort members to discuss, reflect and collaborate together in a new seminar series called, "Empowering the Mind." 

Please look for an email from TJ Ramirez, Director of Middle School Programs, noting the meeting dates for your cohort.
Month of April
The Director of High School Programs will meet individually with all REACH Prep high school seniors and their families to review college acceptances and financial aid awards.

Please refer to your email from Aimee Rincon to set up your one-on-one meeting.
Thursday, June 14
All REACH Prep Alumni and college students are invited to celebrate the 2018 college graduates and to welcome them into our ever-growing community of Alumni. Invitation and details to follow.

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Stamford, CT 06902
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Nicholas A.,  accomplished poet from RP Cohort 17 and Greens Farms Academy '18, shares his excitement about attending college next year with a poem:

I run the two mile, which is worthwhile
For a teen who loves to keep looking forward.
For me, high school is a track race.
And like a baton, I will carry on my memories of high school
Yet I look forward to what's on the path ahead.

Click here to hear Nick share his poetry at GFA's Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly this past February. 
REACH Prep Highlights
REACH Prep Celebrates Another Year at the Family Potluck Lunch

On December 16th REACH Prep celebrated another successful year with our students and families at one of our favorite family events, the REACH Prep Family Potluck Lunch. With nearly 200 people in attendance, we were pleased to see so many of our families and students reconnect, including Scholars from Cohorts 10 through 24. Click on the link below to view some of our favorite photos from the event!
Early High School Course Selection & 
Study Skills Workshop

In February, Aimee Rincon, Director of High School Programs, along with Julia Hyman, Program Intern & Assistant Director of Prep Academy, led a morning workshop aimed to help 9th and 10th grade REACH Prep Scholars navigate the course selection process and learn ways to meet the rigorous academic demands of high school...
Cohort 24 Students Publish Short Stories

Last summer, a group of academically talented high school students, trained by Kids Tales Inc., provided an exciting week of brainstorming, writing and editing of Cohort 24's short stories. Kids Tales is  a non-profit organization that promotes creativity and helps kids find their voice through writing workshops...
Preparing for a Milestone:  REACH Prep's 
25th Cohort

REACH Prep has had a very exciting 2017-2018 Admission Season as we recruit and select our 25th Cohort of students!  During this Admission Season, we held over 10 information sessions across our three service areas for prospective 4th grade students and their families...
2017-2018 Secondary Placement Update

Did you know that in addition to the middle school placement process, REACH Prep also assists and guides students each year with admissions to secondary day and boarding schools...
Student Spotlight
Meet Nicole
RP Cohort 19
GCDS '17
Choate '20

Nicole is currently a sophomore at Choate Rosemary Hall.  She first started exploring boarding school as an option when she was an 8th grader at The Greenwich Country Day School. She decided to apply to Choate as she was initially drawn to the broad range of opportunities, clubs and sports teams available there, she felt welcomed into the campus community and loved the diversity of the student body...
Over the past 24 years, REACH Prep has held our Prep Academy program at 3 different independent schools in the area.  We currently hold this 15-month preparatory program at The Greenwich Country Day School. Can you name the other two schools that have hosted our program?

Email us with your answer!