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Scholars Program set to inspire next year's students

Clubs and organizations 9 May 2018

The Scholars Program at CATS Academy supports up to 20 of the highest achieving students across all Grades every academic year.

Each year the 20 student members learn about American culture, higher education and how to use academic resources. These student leaders set a tone for the whole school. Those chosen for the program will have attended CATS Boston for at least one semester, have challenging academic schedules, a passion for a subject and good character.

Our Scholars Program Coordinator, Mr David O’Donnell has put together a stimulating schedule of events for 2018-19. Eleven trips have been planned for the new annual program, all which promise to be motivating and inspiriting for our students. Take a look at next year's schedule below.

Fall 2018


  • Scholars will visit Brown University and Providence College
  • Harvard-Brown football game
  • Haffenraffer Museum of Anthropology 


  • Scholars will visit Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston College, Boston University
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra’s Fall Concert
  • Scholars will have the opportunity to take a weekend trip to New York, incorporating a visit to Hamilton College, Colgate University, Cornell University, the University of Rochester and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Dartmouth-Cornell football game
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
  • Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates

Winter 2018-19

December - January

  • Scholars will visit universities including Bowdoin College, Wellesley College, Babson College and Olin College of Engineering
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra’s Winter Concert 
  • The Scholars will also have the opportunity to take a weekend trip to New York incorporating a visit to New York University and Fordham University
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra’s April concert attended by Scholars of 2017-18 

Spring 2019

February - April

  • Scholars will visit Northeastern University
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra’s April Concert 2019.

These trips give the Scholars a chance to get to know each other, share their ideas and, most importantly help the Scholars better understand how American colleges and universities work. 

Maya, a tenth-grader from Bulgaria said she used to find the American college system confusing because there are so many, and such a variety.  After a trip to Williams College, she said,

“I want to study economics and psychology at a liberal arts college, like Williams. I like the idea of small classes, working closely with professors, near the mountains.”

As a result of visiting this college through the Scholars Program, Maya could imagine herself being there. She can now work with our college counselors and apply to Williams as well as other comparable institutions.

Scholars Program alumni attend several colleges and universities that next year’s students will visit, including –  Boston UniversityNew York University and Fordham University.

Participation in CATS' Signature Programs can improve your chances of university success

Find out more about the Scholars Program here

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