Founded in 1888 as a college preparatory school, Browning maintains its commitment to the college application process both through curriculum and practicum. Our College Guidance program offers a hands-on approach through every facet of the application process. Whether they are in the classroom with our Director of College Guidance, meeting with visiting admissions representatives, or touring campuses on our annual college trip, students are provided with unique insight to, and understanding of, the academic opportunities available after they graduate from Browning.
College Prep Courses
In Form IV, students are given a basic and wide-reaching introduction to the college process. In Form V, students begin to explore their preferences to the type of academic environment that will serve them best after Browning. In Form VI, students spend the fall receiving logistical guidance on organizing their applications, essays and recommendations. Every boy takes the Advanced Expository Writing class that focuses on essay writing with the objective of creating several essays that will appropriately address their college application requirements. Click here to read more on this class. The winter and spring terms help seniors prepare to make the transition from Browning to college.
Form VI class members received the results of their college acceptances, and we're pleased to report positive news once again this year! Please click here to see the matriculation list. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their achievements!
Every fall, Browning’s Form V and Form VI students take a three-day trip to visit 7-10 regional colleges and universities. The purpose of the trip is to expose students to the breadth and variety of schools available to them and to spark discussions about what other schools they might want to investigate. On each trip, students will visit big schools and small schools, public and private, urban and rural. By the time a Form VI student applies to college, he will have visited upwards of 15 campuses, helping him form a much clearer sense of the type of environment in which he could see himself thriving.
Visits in the past five years have included: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Colby College, Colgate University, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury College, University of Rochester, Syracuse University, Union College, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Williams College and Yale University.