distinguished alumni

distinguished alumni

Exceptional Training, Exceptional Lives

 

Studies show that boarding school graduates are among society's most accomplished individuals. They reach leadership and top management positions by mid-career, and they play an active role in shaping their local communities. And the imprint they make on society is remarkably diverse. For instance, you may not know the name Chris Hughes, but he graduated from the Phillips Academy, and has since helped launch Facebook and the social networking revolution, and played a significant role in the organization of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

There's also Malcomn Forbes Jr., publisher of Forbes Magazine, former presidential candidate, and leading American entrepreneur. Then there's Joseph Campbell, who did more to shape the field of mythology than anyone in the 20th Century. Senator Alan Simpson and Author Thom McGuane are graduates of the Cranbrook School. The founder of MGM, Samuel Goldwyn, is a boarding school graduate. Likewise, the founder of CNN, Ted Turner, graduated from The McCallie School. And the name Franklin Delano Roosevelt may ring a bell.

As if those names aren't enough, there's even royalty in the mix. Queen Noor of Jordan attended Concord Academy in Massachusetts. And while we're on the subject of accomplished women, Academy Award winner Jodie Foster went to Choate-Rosemary Hall, and actress Uma Thurman graduated from Northfield Mt. Hermon.

The point being, boarding school graduates are outstanding contributors to their societies and communities, often in exceptional and memorable fashion. The range of their contributions are tremendous, and their impact lasting. More evidence of the power of the boarding school model.

 

Here are the names of a few other notable graduates:

Bette Davis Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA
Brendan Fraser, Upper Canada College, Ontario, CAN
Cole Porter Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
DeWitt Wallace Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Edward Kennedy Milton Academy, Milton, MA
Glenn Close Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Frank Shorter Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
George Steinbrenner Culver Academies, Culver, IN
George Herbert Walker Bush
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
George Walker Bush Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Gore Vidal Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Howard Baker McCallie School, Chatanooga, TN
Humphrey Bogart Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT
James Stewart Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
James VanDerBeek Cheshire Academy, Chesire, CT
Jamie Lee Curtis Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Jane Fonda Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
Jodie Foster Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
John Dos Passos Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
John Irving Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
John Kerry St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
John McCain Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
Chief Justice John  G. Roberts, Jr., La Lumiere, IN
Jon Meacham McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Joy Strong Westminster School, Simsbury, CT
Kara DioGuardi The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend The Putney School, Putney, VT
Laura Linney Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Lisa Loeb The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Mario Van Peebles St. Thomas More School, Oakdale, CT
Michael Douglas Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Michael Ignatieff, Upper Canada College, Ontario, CAN
Minoru B. Makihara St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
Natalie Cole Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Oliver Stone The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
Patricia Richardson The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Queen Noor Concord Academy, Concord, MA
S. Presley Blake Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Stephen Crane The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ
Stewart Mott Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
Stockard Channing The Madeira School, McLean, VA
Strobe Talbott St. Alban's School, Washington, DC
Ted Danson Kent School, Kent, CT
Ted Turner McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Terrence Malick, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, TX
Uma Thurman Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Will Ackerman Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA