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Senior Insights

Members of the Class of 2022 were asked to share their reflections, experiences as they prepare to embark on their own college selection journey.



Zoe Benitez, Cornell University

"When I started my search, I was most focused on program. Making my final decision, however, came down to the people. I saw myself reflected in the community, with a place to be challenged, collaborate, and grow."


Brianna Burke, Columbia University

"Ask yourself what sets you apart. College essays and interviews aren’t about listing your accomplishments. They’re about showing the reader who you are and what makes you unique."


Jaeden Clark, Stanford University

"In the end, my decision wasn’t really based on prestige as much as it was based on environment and social atmosphere. I had to put my ego to the side and consider where do I truly see myself, not only as a student, but as a person!"


Kylie Koren, Providence College

"From my first day at Key in 7th grade until now, my writing skills have been pushed to the limit and I can now say I feel confident about the work I put out. The biggest gift you can ever give a young mind is the opportunity to learn and obtain knowledge. Key has done exactly that."


Kayla Pak, University of Pittsburgh

"For me, looking for a college was not only about looking for a school that I was going to spend the next four years of my life in, but also a home. I needed to be in an environment that I would thrive in, both inside and outside of the classroom."


Henry Robbins, Brown University

"The primary aspect I looked for in a college was a culture of intellectual curiosity as opposed to a heavily pre-professional school. In the end, I prioritized what kind of freedoms I wanted in both the curriculum and location."


Mimi Shapiro, University of Miami

"Overall, for me, Key has acted as a "mini-college" experience, and I feel incredibly well-prepared for college. My biggest advice is to utilize all the opportunities and relationships Key can offer."


Kayla Stephenson, Cornell University

"Really invest your time into the exercises and activities Laura asks you to do. Not only are they essential to a smooth college process, but these exercises help bring out who you are as a person in a concise way and can help formulate your application."

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