Off to Prep: Nine HLL Students Earn Boarding School Scholarships

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"Prehensile...Capable of grasping! Coach will gave me a really good formula for that one." Malcolm's leg bounced up and down nervously as he fumbled vocabulary flash cards. He had committed them to memory over the past four months in preparation for the SSAT, a standardized exam required for all applicants to private secondary schools.

Three weeks later, Malcolm's scores came back with remarkable results. By April, he was balancing scholarship offers from some of the best boarding schools in New England. He and his family decided that Malcom would enroll at Goton School in September 2012.

In Harlem, stories like Malcolm's are remarkable. This year alone, Malcolm joins eight other HLL student-athletes offered a total of nearly $2.7 million in scholarships from boarding schools outside New York City.

Three of the nine will be attending junior boarding schools in Fall 2012 (Cardigan Mountain School, Eaglebrook School, and Indian Mountain School). Junior boarding schools help prepare boys in grades six through nine for the leap to prestigious secondary boarding schools, and all offer their own highly-regarded secondary school placement support in the student's ninth grade year.