Fall Preview Day Recap

The Meadows School Campus
Two weeks ago we had our All-School Preview Day. It was a beautiful fall day, and we had over 80 families come to campus for this in-person admissions event to learn more about our programs and experience our culture.

This event marked a shift in our admissions strategy from previous years. Historically, we’ve focused on admissions by division. Yet, since joining the Meadows, I’ve consistently received detailed questions from families about all aspects of Mustang life. Having a campus-wide event that showcased every division at one time was an opportunity for families to see things holistically and get the answers they’ve been looking for.

The day started at 9:15 a.m. with a welcome from our Head of School. We then had speeches from junior Brinley Belding and senior Veena Kittusamy. They both spoke on “What Meadows Means to Me.” Once they were done, families were able to visit the division of their choice.

On the Mall, we had over thirty tables representing our clubs, core subjects, and electives for both Middle and Upper School. Families explored the various tables and spoke with faculty and students to learn more about their areas of interest. In addition, our buildings were open for families to tour with our Student Ambassadors.

Our Student Ambassadors were phenomenal. The feedback about them has been overwhelmingly positive. Guests were impressed with their poise, historical knowledge, and excitement about their school.

Prospective Beginning and Lower School families were very pleased with their experience touring each division and meeting with teachers in their classrooms. They were grateful that our faculty were available to take the time to answer all of their questions. For many Beginning School families, sending their child to school for the first time is a huge change for everyone and that personal attention is invaluable.

The rest of campus was also very busy. In the Center for the Arts our theatre instructor, Tim Burris, had drama activities for students of all ages. The visual arts team did “make and take” activities with families while also sharing information about the space and curriculum. Our football team was up on the field working with children from the Special Olympics, which was the highlight for many of our guests. They were excited to see us living our core values of inclusion and character.

In closing, I want to thank the faculty and staff for taking time out of their Saturday to be here on campus. It was much appreciated. This event was a success, and I look forward to doing more admissions events this season as we continue to grow our Meadows family.

Naomi Palacios-Nelson
Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
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