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Cooper’s Class of 2023 Celebrates College Decision Day

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Seniors from The John Cooper School celebrated the ending of their studies with College Decision Day, donning clothing from their next alma mater.

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Photo courtesy of The John Cooper School.

The Class of 2023 filled the campus quad, with shirts, sweatshirts and even pajama bottoms from schools like Harvard, Yale, Baylor and Texas A&M.

“This senior class is one for the record books. At 126 students, they’re our largest class ever, and they applied to over 220 different colleges–the most of any Cooper class,” says Laura Schroeder, Director of College Counseling.

Upper School students will wrap up their classes on Friday, and seniors will commence on May 26.

Schroeder has been with Cooper’s graduating class on their journey to find the right path after graduation, and sees the list of their college decisions as “a collection of students, of their stories, their dreams, their priorities, and their journeys.”




“They’ll head on to these places, and at these schools, they’ll undoubtedly keep setting records. Yet we’ll remember them, not for where they go, but for who they are and what they do,” says Schroeder.

“Thank you for the honor of being a part of your story, of your journey. We can’t wait to see what you do next.”

Watch this video to see students explain how Cooper prepared them for these moments:

Here is a list of colleges the Class of 2023 plan to attend:

Auburn UniversitySavannah College of Art & Design
Babson CollegeSouthern Methodist University
Baylor UniversityStanford University
Belmont UniversityTemple University
Boston CollegeTexas A&M University
Boston UniversityTexas Christian University
Case Western Reserve UniversityThe University of Texas-Austin
Clemson UniversityThe University of Texas-Dallas
Colorado School of MinesTrinity University
Cornell UniversityUniversity of Louisiana
Davidson CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Drexel UniversityUniversity of Arkansas
Florida State UniversityUniversity of California-Irvine
George Washington UniversityUniversity of California-Los Angeles
Grinnell CollegeUniversity of Chicago
Harvard UniversityUniversity of Connecticut
Hofstra UniversityUniversity of Denver
IE University, SpainUniversity of Georgia
Indiana UniversityUniversity of Kentucky
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey-Puebla, MexicoUniversity of Miami
Lamar UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Lehigh UniversityUniversity of South Carolina
New York UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Northeastern UniversityUniversity of Tampa
Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Utah
Purdue UniversityUniversity of Washington
Rhode Island School of DesignVanderbilt University
Rhodes CollegeVillanova University
Rice UniversityWestern Australia University, Australia
Saint Edward’s UniversityThe College of William & Mary
Saint John’s UniversityYale University
Sam Houston State University
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The John Cooper School is a PK-12 independent, college preparatory day school that has been serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area since 1988.

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