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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Montserrat College of Art

Visited by Ms. Diozzi on Dec. 3, 2015
Location:  Beverly, MA
Total students:  400
Number of BHS students who applied:
2015:  2
2014:  1
2013:  2

Montserrat College is a small, highly specialized school for students of visual art. It offers programs in art, design and writing.  While I was there, I observed watercolors, paintings, sculpture, an exhibit “Wood,” and extensive Mac labs for graphic design programs.  Because of its very small size, students receive a lot of individual attention and support. The campus is in a residential neighborhood in a lovely area of Beverly. It is easily walkable and bikeable and the commuter rail is also within walking distance to take students to Boston, to the North or to the nearby Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Downtown Beverly is nearby with many restaurants and shops, as are exclusive town beaches.  The main campus building is also directly across the street from the Beverly Public Library. Student art is featured all over the campus. The buildings on campus are historical and many are former large houses.  Residence halls are large houses rented on behalf of students by the college. Applicants are strongly encouraged to share their portfolios on a preview day. Admissions and staff are available to work with high school seniors fully understand each student’s academic potential.

Bike Rack Sculpture Student Artwork

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