High School Placement

High School Placement at GJA starts in grade 7, with test prep, one-on-one counseling and a targeted approach to finding the best school for each student.

Director of High School Placement and Outreach, Bernadette Sarlo, works with students to ensure they end up at the best school for them.

Placement Results

Alumni from GJA go on to attend some of the nation’s top boarding, day and public schools. For more information on where alumni go visit our Impact page. Last year GJA 8th graders were accepted to the following schools, being offered $1.2 million in financial aid:

Archbishop Molloy HS; Berkeley Carroll School; Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS; Brooklyn Technical HS; Brooklyn Friends School; Bronx High School of Science; Browning School; Calhoun School; Cate School; Cardinal Hayes HS; Cardinal Spellman HS; Concord Academy; Cristo Rey New York HS; Dalton School; Darrow School; Deerfield Academy; Fordham Preparatory School; Friends Seminary; George School; Harvey School; La Salle Academy; Léman Manhattan Preparatory School; Oakwood Friends School; Packer Collegiate Institute; Phillips Academy Andover; Phillips Exeter Academy; Riverdale Country School; Rudolf Steiner School; St. Raymond HS for Boys; Tabor Academy; Taft School; Thacher School; Xavier HS.

HS Placement at a Glance


In 7th Grade Students will:

  • Begin test prep
  • Practice essays
  • Take a placement assessment
  • Receive a placement calendar
  • Start one-on-one placement meetings

In 8th Grade Students will:

  • Continue test prep
  • Write and edit essays
  • Visit a targeted list of day and boarding schools across the US
  • Have mock and real interviews
  • Participate in weekly school visits
  • Take admissions, merit and other tests
  • List schools in order of priority