9th - 12th grade- Writing the College Common Application Essay

Saint Mary's School

Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
Saint Mary's School 900 Hillsborough Street RaleighNC  27603
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
Saint Mary's School 900 Hillsborough Street RaleighNC  27603

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What's Included

Write an outstanding college admissions essay that sets you apart! Following a workshop format, we will examine the five essay prompts of the common application essay and brainstorm, draft, and revise an essay based on the prompt you choose of the five. You will work on discovering and focusing on an experience or issue that best illustrates your character or values. We will also use model essay to see how others have addressed these prompts. The goal of the class is to emerge with a strong, revised essay for your college application packet. Students should bring a laptop. Donna Kaye grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Broughton High School. She received her B.A. cum laude from Smith College, Northampton MA, and did her graduate studies at Indiana University. She taught college composition and literature at IU Bloomington, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Harvard Continuing Studies. She was director of the Writing Proficiency Requirement at UMass Boston, an assessment of analytical reading and writing required for graduation. She was director of an English and citizenship program for adult immigrants in Boston.

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Summer at Saint Mary's

Summer at Saint Mary’s offers access to all academic, athletic and arts facilities on the Saint Mary’s School beautiful gated and historic, 23-acre campus. Summer Day Programs are offered for ages rising kindergarten through 12th grades with co-ed and all-girl sessions. 


The summer of 2017 will offer, once again, the INNOVATORS HUB, a week-long residential program for rising 7th - 9th grade girls with the focus on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and STEAM. Visit for more information.


The Summer at Saint Mary’s program draws professional faculty and staff from Saint Mary’s School as well as the wider Triangle area.  As experts in their fields, the teachers, coaches and artists that comprise the Summer at Saint Mary’s faculty, are dedicated educators committed to providing every student and camper with fun and meaningful learning experiences that inspire exploration, growth, skill-building and discovery.  Visit for more information about our summer programs.  



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