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Secondary School and College | Making Their Mark

 

The best way is onward and upward.

 

What is your dream for your child? What are their dreams? 

When they learn to enjoy and use their gifts at an early age, when they are encouraged and inspired to put their full intellect and passion into all they do, there is no ceiling on what they will do in their life. They will be eager and open to challenge in every way and flourish at whatever school and path they choose.

The Avery Coonley School harnesses the energy of this critical time in bright children’s lives when they can either engage with a learning community that helps them soar, or become bored and disengage. Our graduates are creative, curious critical thinkers and independent, lifelong learners who never settle for “good enough.” They bring their full potential to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. They shine and lead in high school, college, and life.

The Avery Coonley School made both of my children eager to learn and participate. They do not fear new things, responsibility, leadership, or challenge. They engage easily in the world outside Avery Coonley. Their high school teachers often note that they stand out in academics and maturity from their peers.

Parent response from 2019 survey 


Secondary School and College

Our Graduates

8

out of 8 Ivy League schools have been attended by ACS alumni from the classes of 2004–14. 

30%

Of recent graduates named National Merit Finalists or Semi-Finalists 

Avery Coonley is the most transformative, most challenging, and most rewarding school I’ve ever attended. And it’s the purest, the kindest, the most like the world I would like to live in.” 

Vinay Nayak ’06, After ACS, Vinay went on to Hinsdale Central, Yale University, and Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Zoe Briskey ’10

Zoe attended Lab School, earned her B.F.A. in drama from Tisch School of the Arts, and writes and produces music.


“I am interested in learning about everything. This is because my imagination was allowed boundless possibilities at Avery Coonley. I was taught how to write, how to solve, and how to develop as a person by this unmatchable faculty.”

Andrew Van Duyn ’08

Andrew attended NYU’s School of Law and was selected to be a scholar at the Hague Academy of International Law’s Centre for Studies and Research.

“Avery Coonley actually had a big role in preparing me—French is a working language for many international organizations and has definitely been an asset for me so far!”

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Michael Beckley ’88

Michael earned his bachelor’s from Dartmouth and went on to cofound Appian Corporation, which has become a leader in the low-code industry, greatly simplifying software development.

“I’m a chief technology officer, and it’s our mission to create a culture of innovation. That’s why I was so excited to hear so much discussion of the culture at Avery Coonley. It’s a reminder of why I found this place so special.”

 

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