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Updated: Mar 12

We have two students who have somehow become office administrators here at Versan.  Both have done tremendously well in keeping us afloat.  They have handled the positions admirably.  We are glad to note that they have both joined the list of those who have gained admission to colleges.

Amanda Francis - University of New Haven and Miami University

Alejandra Nicely - Cornish College and Otis University

We salute them both.  We will miss them come August when all successful candidates leave our shores.  Given their inexperience as they have been students for the last six years, they surprised me with their professional office demeanor and acumen.  Jamaica should be proud that roses still remain amongst the thorns of our educational system.  We plod on.


We know this is the month of reckoning and according to Shakespeare, the Ides of March....but as I have said in the group chat, brace yourselves for the acceptances, the Waitlists and the rejections.  It is not on you.  The process is a weird science.  The spoils do not always go to the brightest and the end result, it is what you make of the school, not what the school's name makes of you.  Many of our Versan alums simply went to college at an accredited school.  They have still come out to be successful candidates.  A word of warning, that whatever decision you make, it must be a solid, economic decision to do it at least cost to your parents.

Of course, once you are admitted and you have made your choice, do not hesitate to hear post your decisions, how we intend to make it through the next four years, that bit of information is coming will require a town hall meeting, a huge screen, our computer technicians and our indescribable alum, Mr. Pearce to assist me in presenting the Pros and Cons of College Life....


Joshua Insang - Whittier College

Nicanor Williams - Deerfield Academy

David Cole - Indiana Tech

Alejandra Nicely - Cornish College and Otis College

Neya Freeburne- FIU

Keep them coming.....


We have students enrolled in this online high school program.  Students, you should be finishing all courses given to you since last September and ready to embark on the new courses.  We are keeping tabs!


The March SAT came and went.  Some said it was doable...that's good.  Results out in 10 days time.  We will see...


We still have a few who are just now applying.  Let's wrap those up, pronto!

See you all next week.


Dear Sandra,

This moment in the year always finds me with mixed emotions:

1) I am excited as we’ve gotten our first round decisions out, and as always I am thrilled with the group of students we have made offers to. They are an incredible bunch who would allow Solebury to continue to be a magical place.

2) I am also a bundle of nerves as I know I am the one who has to wait to hear whether they choose Solebury or not. As the coming weeks unfold, if I can do anything to give a family you are working with information they need to help them in their decision making process, please let me know.

3) Finally, I am also sad. I went into education because I love working with young people. I love seeing them learn and explore their talents, but more than this, I love seeing them happy. And I know that in the last week, some students were very sad as they got bad news from schools and may be without an option for the fall that they are excited about. If this is the case for any of your students, please feel free to reach out to me and let’s talk to see if we would have a potential space for them, and if we can help them find a home and to be as excited about the future as all young people should be. I don’t know what kind of space I will have available yet, but I feel pretty confident I will have a few beds open.

The other emotion I have now is joy at the prospect of hopefully seeing you at the SBSA conference or somewhere else in the coming months!!!

Thank you again for all you do, and I look forward to talking soon.



Scott Eckstein P'22, P'25

Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

Solebury School

6832 Phillips Mill Road

New Hope, PA 18938

215.862.5261 x121

Pronouns: he, him, his


Greetings Orme Friends, Families, and Alumni,

Spring Break is finally upon us, marking the culmination of an extraordinary first few months of the new year and first half of second semester. A highlight of that time period was our 56th Dorothy Swain Lewis Fine Arts Festival in February.

The Festival kicked off with a memorable Gallery Opening and a special dinner honoring Christopher Masiello, our esteemed Watercolor artist and FAF teacher for the last two decades. Known for his towering presence, and equally large heart and personality, Chris was deservedly recognized for his long-standing commitment to our students. His art was displayed as our 2024 Featured Gallery Artist.

We were also proud to have additional local and national artists present their work including:

Andrea Smith (

Jim Peterson (

Karen O’Donnell (

Alison Ballard (

Alison Crary (

Sylvia Strobel (

Along with Kathy Good Rock, and additional artists across all mediums. Thank you to all of the wonderful and gifted artists who participated in our Gallery.  

Throughout the week, the real excitement unfolded as students and faculty immersed themselves in a diverse array of workshops. From Printmaking and Glassblowing to Theater, Oil Painting, Watercolor, Quilting, Photography, and Latin Dance, the workshops provided a large canvas for creative exploration.

Witnessing the transformative journey of students over Festival week is always a great joy. Despite initial apprehensions and claims of not being artists, the dedicated guidance of our workshop leaders ensured that, by week’s end, students emerged with a newfound confidence and excitement, discovering that creativity resides within each of us.

Thank you to all of our workshop leaders who shared their amazing talents with our community throughout the week. And a very special thank you to Orme faculty Dr. Ilcen Reyes who organized yet another phenomenal Festival.

We now can’t wait for next February so we can once again experience the magic of Orme’s Fine Arts Festival.

For those who did not have a chance to visit us during FAF, we are excited to announce that the vibrant and diverse artwork created by our students will take center stage throughout the month of April when their work will be displayed at a gallery in Sedona, Arizona, which is owned and operated by Orme parent, Tatia Fick. 

The public is invited to join in celebration during the First Friday Artist Reception on April 5th, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, at the Sedona Center for Harmony and Enrichment, located at 431 AZ-179, Suite A6 in Sedona, AZ. This special evening will provide an opportunity for art enthusiasts, community members, alumni, current families, and supporters to engage with our student artists and gain insights into their creative process.

At the gallery opening, visitors will have the chance to meet those talented student artists, who will discuss their inspirations, techniques, and the stories behind their art work. We hope to see you there at this family-friendly event.


The debut of our new school video is finally here! It will be used for the future promotion of our wonderful school!

A special thank you to Kevin from Elevation Point Films, who came to campus back in the Fall to film. We are grateful for his time and effort in producing a video that captures the essence of who we are at Marianapolis.

Thank you to Emily Sabacinski (Marketing and Public Relations Manager) for all your hard work in planning and organizing.

The Admission team is so proud of our community and their Marianapolis spirit so beautifully displayed in this video. We will all treasure it for years to come. Enjoy!


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and hear directly from faculty and students from Temple University's two most popular colleges for international students: the Fox School of Business and the College of Science and Technology.In this session you will learn about courses, internships and the career outcomes from leading majors, such as Computer Science and Business Management. 

March 13th, 2024

6 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Register Here

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