|Programs and Services|
The Oliver Scholars Program provides a continuum of support services to Scholars to ensure that they are successful in their educational environments.
Summer Immersion - Oliver Scholars attend two Summer Immersion Programs: one between 7th and 8th grade and one between 8th and 9th grade. These programs are designed to develop the academic, social, and leadership skills the Scholars will need to succeed in independent schools.
Counseling – Oliver advisors support students’ academic, social, and personal progress throughout their high school careers.
Mentoring – Once in high school, Scholars are matched with alumni and other professionals who offer their guidance, friendship, and support as mentors.
Community Service – All Scholars are required to complete 150 hours of community service during their high school careers. The goal is to inculcate Scholars with a clear sense of what it means to be a socially responsible citizen.
College Prep – Students and families receive guidance throughout the college admissions process, which includes college tours, application and essay review, financial aid workshops and SAT preparation.
Annual Events – The Oliver Scholars Program plans a variety of cultural and recreational events to strengthen Scholars’ bonds with one another and deepen their exposure to art and culture. Activities have included trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and behind-the-scenes tours of CBS’s The Early Show.
Opportunities – Oliver alumni receive continued guidance and support in the form of career fairs, resume workshops, and test preparation courses.
Scholars are encouraged to participate in summer internships to gain valuable employment skills. Scholars have interned with organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, The New York District Attorney’s Office, and Ann Taylor.