Since the first graduating class in 2001, the college counseling office at Bosque School guided our alumni through the college discovery, testing, application, interview and acceptance processes. Bosque students have been accepted to some of the most selective institutions in the United States and abroad. College advisement encourages students to find the right “match,” and our students have, at times, turned down the most selective schools in order to attend an institution that better suits their needs and interests.
100% of Bosque graduates are admitted to 4-year colleges and universities
99% of Bosque graduates matriculate in the first year to a 4-year college or university
1% of Bosque graduates choose to take an experiential Gap Year to explore future career paths and defer their college acceptance for one year
College counseling at Bosque School is intimate, informative and individualized. The mission of the department is to assist both students and parents with identifying suitable schools, taking the appropriate standardized tests, essay writing, and applying for need-based financial aid and merit scholarships. Students work closely with their teachers and college counselor to plan a strong program of study commensurate with their ability, interests, and future plans. All Bosque graduates enroll in colleges and universities. Through their academic and extra-curricular achievements, our graduating classes are receiving over $3-$4 million in merit scholarships each year, averaging approximately $45,000-57,000 per student over a four-year college education.
Formal, structured preparation for the college search takes place in a student’s junior and senior year. Students are required to attend weekly college seminar meetings with their college counselor in order to learn about the application process, research institutions, write college essays, and remain organized throughout the application process. Our faculty, students and parents work together throughout a student’s career at Bosque to ensure each student is prepared for life after Bosque.
Junior Ambassador Program
The Junior Ambassador Program enables visitors to meet our students and discover what student life is really like here—and our students are vital to increased awareness of Bosque School to colleges and universities nationwide. A key component of being a Junior Ambassador is the central role they play in welcoming college and university representatives to our campus. Junior Ambassadors possess a keen desire to contribute to the life of Bosque. They have the power to make a positive and lasting difference in the Bosque community, while acquiring skills that often prove invaluable in their later lives. Presentation, networking, teamwork, time management, public speaking, and resume-building are all key skills students learn as part of their Bosque education that also form the basis for the ambassador role. If you are interested in taking part in this outstanding leadership opportunity, please come by the College Counseling office.
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Class of 2016
With 66 graduates, the Class of 2016, matriculated to 43 different universities and colleges throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. The average number of schools that each student applied to was six, and together they were collectively admitted to 164 colleges and universities. This class accumulated over $3 million in merit-based scholarships. This is an average merit award of $45,454 per student over a four-year college education.
The Class of 2016 had two commended scholars, three National Hispanic Scholars, full-ride offers scholarships to private and public universities, and four students pursuing athletics at the collegiate level.
Class of 2015
Class of 2015, they matriculated to 37 different universities and colleges throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The average number of schools that each student applied to was six, and together they were admitted to 112 colleges and universities. This class accumulated over $4 million in merit-based scholarships. This is an average merit award of $57,142 per student over a four-year college education.The
In addition, this class had two students who received full tuition scholarships to Central Michigan University and Trinity University; four seniors who received Presidential awards to UNM, UVM, and DePaul University; one student received the National Scholars award at UNM; three students received athletic scholarships to play collegiate sports including volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics; and four students were named National Merit Semifinalist and National Merit Finalist, and Commended Scholars.
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Class of 2014
The Class of 2014, with 74 graduates, was accepted to 402 colleges and universities. They accumulated a total of $1,321,077 in merit-based scholarships, with an average merit scholarship of $17,850 per student.
Bosque School received the “2008 College Readiness Award” from the New Mexico ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. Only 10 high schools in New Mexico were honored for this superior level of accomplishment.