BFS Turns 150


August – October 2017
Mon, Aug 21
US Athletic Practices begin
  • Aug 21 all-day
Tue, Sep 5
9th and 12th grade Retreat 9/5 – 9/6

9th grade orientation activities will take place during the retreat

  • Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day
Tue, Sep 12
Quick Intro to College Counseling and the EF College Tour for Junior Families

We will officially kick off the college counseling process with junior families in December, but want to give you a preview of what’s in store. In addition, having met with much success in recent years, EF (Education First) will, once again, take our 11th grade students to tour colleges during Spring Break and in June. Organized tours are a great way for students to get their feet wet in the college search process, while sparing parents from planning logistics, extra costs, and vacation days. We are excited to report that, for the first time, financial aid is available, and we strongly encourage all juniors to go on this tour. Tour details will be provided, followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • @ Lawrence Street Cafe
Wed, Sep 13
US New Parent Orientation for all Gr. 9 parents & Gr. 10/11 parents new to BFS
  • Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • @ 116 Lawrence St.
Tue, Sep 19
Upper School Curriculum Night
  • Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • @ 116 Lawrence St.
Thu, Sep 28
College Night for Senior Families

Now that you are knee deep in the college process, what else do you need to know? Insights into what seniors (and their parents) should be prepared for during the application process and beyond will be shared. The program will be presented by a veteran admissions official who is familiar with what you are going through and the latest admissions trends. Refreshments will be served starting at 6pm.

  • Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • @ Lawrence Street Cafe
Wed, Oct 11
PSAT (for all Juniors)

Wednesday, October 11— 8:15am to 11:30am during the school day The Practice SAT (PSAT) will be administered to all juniors during the school day. Juniors will report to school as usual. Please note that the “P” in the name of the test denotes practice. There is nothing students need to prepare or bring.

  • Oct 11 @ 8:15 am – 11:30 am
Thu, Oct 12
US Admissions Open House, “Discover the Upper School”

for Gr. 7/8 families and external prospective students and parents

  • Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • @ 116 Lawrence St.
Wed, Oct 18
FAFSA Workshop for Senior Families

For senior families applying for college Financial Aid, this workshop is a must. Veteran financial aid expert, Mark Kantrowitz, takes you step-by-step through the FAFSA application. Mark is a nationally recognized expert on financial aid, scholarships and student loans, and
author of various publications including Filing the FAFSA (2015-2016 Edition). In the last five years, Mark has been quoted over 5,000 times by various publications, including ones he frequently writes for such as the New York Times, US News and World Reports, etc. He has testified before Congress about student aid policy on several occasions and is often interviewed by news outlets. His insights, tips, and nuanced knowledge of the FAFSA are invaluable for anyone completing the form. Refreshments will be served.

  • Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • @ Lawrence Street Conference Room
Mon, Oct 23
CSS Profile Workshop for Senior Parents

The College Student Services (CSS) Profile is a form many colleges and universities require from financial aid applicants–in addition to the FAFSA form. David Levy, a nationally recognized financial aid
expert, will be walking you through the CSS Profile in this workshop. Refreshments will be served.

  • Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • @ Lawrence Street Conference Room
Major Dates 2017-18