Portrait of a Graduate

Families describe Chandler’s high school admissions program as personal, supportive and successful. The process focuses on the best fits for each student - schools where they will flourish.

Chandler graduates have developed a love of learning in a community that cares about them, has high aspirations for them, and holds them to the highest standards. They know the joys of thinking for themselves, working together on a challenge, and caring compassionately for others. 

Chandler graduates thrive in high school and far beyond, and ultimately make the world a better place. Please read how recent Chandler graduates are pursuing their next chapters in life.
Grace Hitchcock ’16
High School: Phillips Academy Andover
College: Georgetown University

Hitchcock says, "The educational philosophies of Chandler and Andover aligned well—the importance of curiosity, a passion for learning, an in-depth curriculum, and academic rigor." With plans to major in government at Georgetown and a minor in Russian, she took a gap year to gain real-world experience—and, feels fortunate to be working for Congressman Seth Moulton. To Chandler students, she says, "Be excited about where you are and what you’re doing. Chandler has a lot to offer and every student should take advantage of that." 

Francisco Salinas ’16
High School: Loyola High School
College: Santa Clara University

"Chandler did a fantastic job of helping me develop the skills necessary to become independent and disciplined throughout high school," says Salinas. He was introduced to community service at Chandler and continued throughout high school. The two Salinas brothers led eleven service trips down to Tijuana, Mexico, to build homes for families in need and also spend time at shelters on Skid Row, serving the homeless population of Los Angeles. He is currently majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. 
Anna Martinez-Yang ’16
High School: Harvard-Westlake School 
College: Washington University in St. Louis

"Transitioning to Harvard-Westlake from Chandler, I felt I had cultivated all the necessary skills like time management and effective learning strategies," says Martinez-Yang. At UCLA, Martinez-Yang studies disease pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. As a student researcher tasked with conducting various lab procedures, much of the subject matter she learned at Chandler, like Gel Electrophoresis and PCR. She continues, "As I think back on my Chandler experience, I most appreciated the tight-knit community."

Langdon Dearborn ’16
High School: The Webb Schools & La Cañada High School
College: University of Southern California

"I most appreciated the loving faculty and the high standards they set, " says Dearborn of Chandler School. At USC, he studies Music Production, and his band, Rose Avenue, released their original album fall of 2020. He advises current chandler students, "f you put your teachers’ advice to practice, the constant messages about being respectful, caring, and kind will distinguish you and give meaning to your pursuit of success and fulfillment." 
Tara Adarkar '15
High School: Polytechnic
College: Wake Forest University

“Chandler prepared me well for high school. I knew how to balance my academic, athletic, and social obligations because of time management skills I learned at Chandler,” says Adarkar. At Poly, she was in varsity tennis and softball, the Conservative Club and the Key Club. She tells current Chandler students to "have fun and try different hobbies because you never know what you’ll be interested in. Also, Chandler is an amazing place, don’t forget to cherish it!”
Kyle Lee '15
High School: La Cañada High School
College: Harvard University 

“Chandler prepared me very well for high school by teaching me to use technology to take organized notes," says Lee. In high school, Lee was involved in Youth and Government, a model legislature and court program run by the YMCA.  To all future students, Kyle says, “I’d tell current Chandler students to enjoy themselves - to pursue what they truly love doing and figure out an interest in a certain field of study.” At Harvard, he is majoring in social studies, a combination of government, economics, and political science.
Madeline Pearce '14
High School: Westridge 
College: Boston University

“Chandler helped me enter high school with a significantly more advanced writing ability than many of my peers, and prepared me for the advanced math class offered to freshmen,” says Pearce. In high school, she was on the equestrian team, JV basketball team, and JV lacrosse team. In addition, she volunteered with the LA Department of Parks and Recreation and the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team.
Halston Harper '14
High School: Polytechnic School
College: University of Oregon

"I really appreciate the countless ways Chandler helped me grow as a student and as a person through sports, volunteer work, and fun school traditions like Pi Day," says Halston. In high school, Halston excelled in volleyball and was President of the Black Student Union and Women of Color Club. She also participated in Moot Court and the arts programs. At the University of Oregon, Halston will play varsity volleyball and study law.
Anna Gong '14
High School: Harvard-Westlake School
College: Harvard University

"My nine years at Chandler prepared me tremendously well for high school - not in the sense that I could be a perfect student, but in the sense that I was open to change and ready to grow further," Anna explains. In high school, Anna illustrated for the school magazine and designed huge posters for school musicals. She was concertmaster of the symphony and played on the tennis team. She intends to major in computer science and visual arts at Harvard.
Conrad Jensen '14
High School: St. Francis High School
College: Vanderbilt University

"Chandler has a loving community with caring teachers. Everyone wants you to succeed, and I'm grateful for that," reflects Conrad. In high school, Conrad was President of the Science Research Club and was involved with Robotics, Rubix Cube Club and the cross country team. He'll be studying mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt.
Nick Yeh '14
High School: St. Francis High School
College: University of Pennsylvania

"Chandler really gave me an advantage in high school," says Nick. In high school, Nick was President of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Club and played varsity water polo and volleyball. He also started a non-profit that installs hydroponic systems at community centers. Nick plans to major in environmental studies and real estate in college.

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Recent High School Acceptances

Alverno High School
California School of the Arts SGV
Campbell Hall
Cate School, Carpinteria, CA
Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Flintridge Preparatory School
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, CO
Geffen Academy at UCLA
Harvard-Westlake School
International School of Los Angeles
La Canada High School
La Salle High School
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Loyola High School
Loomis Chaffee School, CT
Maranatha High School
Marlborough School
Marshall High School, Pasadena  
Mayfield Senior School
North Hollywood High School Highly Gifted Magnet
Notre Dame High School
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Polytechnic School
Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT
Sequoyah School
South Pasadena High School
St. Francis High School
The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA
Westridge School for Girls