College Placement 2009

Great teaching at York Prep leads to great college guidance. York Prep is rightfully proud of having Jayme Stewart as its College Guidance Director.

Mrs. Stewart is a legend in her field. Since founding York Prep with her husband in 1969, she has tirelessly directed the school’s intensive college guidance program. She wrote the book How to Get into the College of your Choice…and How to Finance it (William Morrow & Co.), she produced one of the first videos on college guidance, and she has lectured and appeared in television and newspapers as the established source of information in this field.

Her work has influenced the way college guidance is now seen, and she is considered pre-eminent in her field. James Montoya, former Director of Admissions at Vassar, described Mrs. Stewart as “a bolt of lightning in the world of college admissions. She inspires her students to challenge the admissions officer to look beyond simple SAT scores in determining their educational future.”

The college guidance program at York Prep begins in ninth grade and intensifies in 11th grade, where there are individual meetings on narrowing choices and determining strategy as well as classes in college application essay writing. In 12thgrade, individual meetings continue, and there is a regularly scheduled class in college guidance for all seniors.

The program is run by Mrs. Stewart and Janet Rooney, her associate of seven years. Their expertise is second to none. York Prep now has undergraduates in a variety of schools from Harvard to the University of Hawaii, and each of them will attest to the encouragement, advice, and brilliant direction they received from our college guidance office.


Following is the attendance list for the Class of 2009. An asterisk denotes where two or more students have decided to attend.

  • American University
  • Barnard College
  • Brandeis University
  • Bucknell University
  • Clark University
  • Colorado College
  • Cornell University*
  • Curry College
  • C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University
  • Emerson College
  • Eugene Lang College
  • George Washington University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hunter College
  • Ithaca College*
  • John Jay College
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lynn University*
  • Marist College
  • Marymount Manhattan College*
  • New York University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rollins College
  • St. John’s University
  • Skidmore College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • Syracuse University*
  • Temple University*
  • Union College
  • University of Arizona*
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado at Boulder*
  • University of Glasgow, UK
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania*
  • University of Rhode Island*
  • University of Vermont*
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wimbledon College of Art, UK