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Pine Hill alumni

Where do students study
after Pine Hill?

High schools
  • High Mowing School,
    our sister Waldorf school
  • Bishop Guertin
  • Conval High School
  • Derryfield School
  • Dublin School
  • Hollis/Brookline High School
  • Lawrence Academy
  • Milford High School
  • Northfield Mt. Hermon
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Souhegan High School
  • St. Paul’s School
  • Vermont Academy
  • Wilton/Lyndeborough
  • Bard College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin University
  • Chapman University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Haverford College
  • MIT
  • New York University
  • Prescott College
  • Purdue University
  • Reed College
  • Rice University
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • University of MA
  • University of NH
  • University of OR
  • University of VT
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Yale University


Pine Hill Waldorf School has an excellent college admissions record. High schools and colleges are interested in our students because of the breadth and depth of their academic preparation and the rich variety of their experience in the arts, drama, music and extracurricular activities.

A Waldorf education is an excellent preparation for life, and many of our students go on to interesting pursuits and careers — across the spectrum of professions. The Waldorf student feels that he or she is capable of any undertaking and that every life serves an important purpose.

Some alumni comments

Here are a few testimonials from "Alumni News" gathered from Pine Hill graduates:

"First, and most importantly, I am happy. A simple and blunt statement, but a good and honest indicator of success on an essential level… A solid and basic goodness was established in me through many lessons at Pine Hill. People find true happiness through passion or causes that matter."

– David Barnett '88

"I feel that Waldorf enhanced the ability to relate and communicate with people, a skill which I have found invaluable…"
– Matthew Lejeune '89

"I am living in New Mexico, working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as an Environmental Geologist. I graduated from Amherst College magna cum laude and wrote a senior honors thesis on a bunch of rocks. Life is good."
- Seth McMillan '89

A different citizen

"In the end the measure of a school lies in the graduates it produces. The Waldorf record seems pretty impressive. Consider students’ scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests. Despite Waldorf students’ unfamiliarity with standardized tests, their SAT scores have generally come in well above the national average, particularly on verbal measures. ‘The concepts, they’ve got,’ Kathleen O’Connor, who is the college counselor at the Washington Waldorf School, told me. ‘When they get direction on how to take multiple-choice tests, their scores soar.’

"More important, considering the limited extent to which SATs measure ability, Waldorf students seem to do well in college admissions. Graduates from the New York and Washington schools are enrolled at many of the country’s top private colleges, including Amherst, Stanford, Princeton, Swarthmore, Wellesley, and Yale."

–Todd Oppenheimer, from "Schooling the Imagination," an article on Waldorf education in the September 1999 issue of the Atlantic Monthly.

"Being personally acquainted with a number of Waldorf students, I can say that they come closer to realizing their own potential than practically anyone I know."
–Joseph Weizenbaum, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author