Ten Schools Admissions Organization

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The Ten Schools Admissions Organization (TSAO) is a group of leading, private preparatory schools in the United States. The organization was established in 1956 on the basis of common goals and traditions. The schools focus on a cohesive standard of education for the whole person.[1]

School List[edit]

The TSAO schools are:

Name Location
Choate Rosemary Hall (Choate) Wallingford, Connecticut
Deerfield Academy Deerfield, Massachusetts
The Hill School Pottstown, Pennsylvania
The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, Connecticut
The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Loomis Chaffee Windsor, Connecticut
Phillips Academy (Andover) Andover, Massachusetts
Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter) Exeter, New Hampshire
St. Paul's School Concord, New Hampshire
Taft School Watertown, Connecticut

Collaboration[edit]

The Ten Schools work in together, meeting on a regular basis to discuss trends, the industry, and ways to improve. The schools travel together annually, hosting joint receptions and visiting feeder schools.

Diversity Round Table[edit]

Established in 2001, the Diversity Round Table (DRT) was created for admissions officers of color within the Ten Schools Admission Organization (TSAO). The primary role of DRT is to counsel, recruit, and matriculate prospective students from a demographic range including, but not exclusively, racial, cultural, economic, and geographic.

The Diversity Round Table functions in the spirit of the TSAO, whose member schools strive "to cooperate, in their outreach to prospective students and their families." The mission of the DRT is to:

  • Enhance the educational experience of all students by creating a diverse school environment.
  • Implement strategies that create a diverse applicant pool.
  • Counsel families and talent identification program administrators through the boarding school admission process.
  • Act as an advisor to enrolled families once they arrive at our schools; over time, allow them to establish their own connections among our faculty over four years.[citation needed]

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