Prep Pioneers Aim High: Ninth Grade HLL Students at Peddie School (NJ) and Cardigan Mountain School (NH) Making Big Strides

The three Harlem Laxers (whose success as boarding school applicants helped turn an experiment into a central HLL program) are now thriving at their respective boarding schools. Two are starting on the varsity lax team at Peddie School. They spent their Spring Break in Colorado with their lacrosse team - doing preseason workouts, hiking, and playing games. They are adapting to the academic conditions, and both students have made great sets of friends.

A third boy, doing a ninth grade year at Cardigan Mountain School (grades 6-9), has received a full scholarship to attend Kent School in Connecticut through grade 12. His grades rose from a C average at FDA to a B+ average at Cardigan, and he was recently voted “Student-Athlete of the Week” in May. During breaks from school, he likes to snowboard with his Cardigan  pals.