Check out our January newsletter that is packaged with helpful information you won’t want to miss! Parents are welcome to sign up for our classes hosted by Needham Community Education and students are encouraged to register for upcoming virtual college fairs. Lastly, we’ve shared an extensive database of summer and afterschool STEM programs that are
With the start of a new school year on the horizon, parents and schools are exploring various options for learning as Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a comprehensive resource that will address many of your questions regarding the pandemic and topics such as transmission, illness, masks, bussing, athletics, and more.
Please join Ben Sexton & Mindy Popp for a virtual college prep Q&A session Wednesday, June 17th, 12:30pm, FREE  As coronavirus has rocked our lives, the college application landscape has been rapidly changing. With daily announcements about test-optional admissions, test-blind policies, gap year programs, and on-campus vs. online learning, it can be nearly impossible for
Tonight I had the privilege of listening to Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a Holocaust survivor and author of the phenomenal must-read book The Choice. Dr. Eger reflected on the recent tragedies that all of us are confronting and reminded her audience that “We are not born with hatred. It is learned.” The horrific tragedy of
As our communities continue to contend with the stress of Covid-19, Popp & Associates is committed to supporting our clients, colleagues and all families near and far as we strive to move forward despite the challenges we are facing. On Memorial Day, we want to remember those who lost their lives fighting for freedoms we
As Covid-19 continues to disrupt our lives, we are committed to supporting our clients and friends as much as possible. Our April newsletter provides many resources for parents, students and educators to more easily navigate our current situation. We also have included updates on standardized testing, test-optional colleges, and much more. Please do not hesitate
As Covid-19 is taking a toll on families in numerous ways, we are here to provide resources and support to help parents and kids stay strong and well during these challenging times. We are pleased to offer 20% off our hourly college counseling services to new and current clients. Please also note the many resources

Back To School Words Of Wisdom

Every summer, I hope to share words of wisdom that will inspire families as we embark on a new school year. As the first day of school approaches, many students and parents are feeling a mix of emotions-excitement, fear, and hope among others. I would like to share with you some of my favorite quotes
Each summer, Brennan Barnard, Director of College Counseling at The Derryfield School in New Hampshire, shares his own reading recommendations as well as suggestions from others working in the college admissions profession. Both students and parents can enjoy the books on this insightful list whether you are seeking intellectual engagement or a relaxing escape. To see more from
Save The Date! We are excited to announce that College Admissions Academy and Beyond BookSmart will be hosting an event “Set Up Your High School Student For Success” on September 23 at the Wellesley Library. Families with middle school and/or high school students, as well as educators, are encouraged to attend this free event. Executive function coach Jennifer Flewelling and college admissions authority