College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Culinary Institute of America

Visit Date: May, 2007
Visited by:  Ms. Diozzi

Location: Hyde Park, NY along the Hudson River.
Population of School: 2,812 students
Campus Type: Suburban

Number of BHS students who attended:
2011:     0
2010:     0
2009:     0   
2008:     0 (1 applied, 0 admitted)
2007:     0                 
2006:     1 (1 applied, 1 admitted)

Most Popular majors:   Culinary arts or pastry

Snapshot Info:  The CIA is a very prestigious chef school with campuses in Hyde Park, NY,  Napa Valley, CA, San Antonio, TX and Singapore. According to one of our guides, “You know you want to be a chef when you spend hours on your feet chopping carrots and then want to come back and do it all over again the next day.” 

Herb garden at the CIA
The CIA has 5 working restaurants which are open to the public, as well as its own gardens (right).   Classes are operated somewhat like cooking shows, with overhead cameras that broadcast what the chef/teacher is doing. 

My impressions of the CIA were “it’s organic, practical, middle class, unpretentious, very hard working, and it smells great!” 

Famous alumni include Anthony Bourdain, Cat Cora, Michael Chiarello, Roy Yamaguchi, Duff “Ace of Cakes” Goldman, Todd English, Rocco DiSpirito, and Sara Moulton.  

Reception Courtyard outside one of the school's main restaurants

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