Testimonials

We enjoy hearing about your Pre-Prep Showcase® experience.  Please e-mail us your testimonial to: info@preprepshowcase.com.

“SSATB is a proud supporter of the Pre-Prep Showcase® and we are pleased to have the opportunity to come and present each year. From the questions asked during the presentations to the genuine curiosity witnessed during the school fair, we continue to be impressed by the motivation in each student-athlete. The program uniquely affords each participant plenty of practice and competitive game time coupled with opportunities to establish lasting connections with other players and coaches. Additionally, student-athletes and their families learn about the admission and application process to independent schools. The program promotes the importance of being a well-rounded individual and is the perfect blend of athletics and academics.”

SSATJennifer Eidam Davis
Secondary School Admissions Test Board

“We have been attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® for years and have enjoyed meeting so many terrific student-athletes from around the world. The Showcase is extremely well run and informative and a great opportunity for schools like Kimball Union Academy to discuss with families the many opportunities of independent school life. I highly recommend the Pre-Prep Showcase®.”

Kimball Union Academy
Rich Ryerson
Kimball Union Academy

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is truly unrivaled in its approach to combining not only competitive hockey but on-ice exposure and knowledge regarding all things private school in New England. Jeff organizes a comprehensive weekend that leaves every participant with a greater understanding of what it takes to play prep hockey and the information needed to begin both the search and application process. Hillside School annually recruits and enrolls student-athletes from the showcase, and I would highly recommend it to any family.”

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Sean Hayes
Hillside School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® has long been a great recruiting tool for Groton School. The student athletes who attend all seem to be focused on improving themselves both academically and athletically. We’ve met wonderful families throughout the years at the fair and continue our relationship with the Pre-Prep Showcase®. Interacting with students from all over North America is a big help for both our athletic program and our admissions office.”

SSATBill Riley
Groton School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a fantastic event geared towards young scholar athletes to get an opportunity to learn more about the prospect of playing hockey at the prep level. It’s a great mix of both on ice education, where prep coaches can evaluate your play, as well as off ice education, learning about the application process and standardized testing. As an added bonus, athletes get the opportunity to speak directly with prep coaches and admissions officers at the school fair. It’s a great one stop shop for student-athletes and their families.”

SSATStephanie Boulay
Vermont Academy

“While there are many off-season opportunities for coaches to evaluate prospective players and for prep school candidates to gain exposure to prep coaches, I have found no other opportunity that offers the intimate and deliberate engagement of coaches, players, and parents. Over many years – initially as a boys’ coach and now as a girls’ coach – the Pre-Prep Showcase® has provided me with the occasion to evaluate players (who have specifically declared an interest in prep school) and to quite literally, work directly with kids on the bench and in the locker room, and to visit with families in various forums. The Pre-Prep Showcase® clearly aims to serve the mutual interests of the coaches and families it represents. I can say, for myself, it has never failed to be a tremendously valuable weekend!”

SSATShawn Rousseau
Kent School

“Hello Jeff – XXXX here, XXXX’s Mom. I just wanted to drop you a note to say “Thank You” for putting on your annual Pre-Prep Showcase®. My husband and I had a wonderful time, and a lot of questions were answered. We are in the processes of doing the next steps to see if we can get her into a prep school for next year. She is excited and ready for her next step for her future. Again thanks for all of your hard work for putting on a great event. Thanks.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is an outstanding opportunity for young athletes to showcase their talents! Pulling together all of the strongest private schools with competitive athletic programs throughout the United States and Canada, the Showcase is an excellent place to learn about independent schools and start families on their path to finding the best fit for their son or daughter. The event is always well attended by prep coaches and admissions officers. With the practice and games, the weekend provides outstanding competition. Additionally, families have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience pertaining to all aspects of independent school which will guide them in making an informed decision academically and athletically for their child’s educational experience. I highly recommend the Pre-Prep Showcase®!”

SSATEric Long
Tabor Academy

“My XXXX experience has been amazing this year on so many different levels. It has helped me get out of my comfort zone socially, athletically, and academically. In school I am friends with so many different people and with all different types of personalities. It has been a great way for me to make new friends, and get myself out there. Academically it has pushed me to new levels and all my teachers have been more than supportive with helping me achieve my goals.

I was only three years old when I began playing ice hockey. I started with my two oldest brothers, who at the time were five and seven, on an all boys team and attending clinics. Eventually my Dad started a girls program for the XXXX in XXXX. By age thirteen I was voted captain by my teammates. The following year I was voted to be captain again. While playing for XXXX we won three Division I state championships (me being captain for two of them)! Before the Pre-Prep Showcase® my time was spent on the ice with the Girls 14 and Under travel team and a 19 and Under team as well. Playing with these teams did not give me the exposure that I was looking for. I wanted to follow my dream of playing hockey at a prep school, and the Pre-Prep Showcase® opened all the doors to do so. Thanks for everything! This past year I was fortunate enough to start on XXXX Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Thanks again!”

Student-Athlete

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is one of the finest vehicles for student-athletes, parents, and prep school coaches to come together in a well-run professional venue. The showcase is a wealth of information to be able to understand and develop the opportunity to combine education and athletics as means of the creating an enjoyable and challenging secondary education experience. The lectures, games, panel discussion, and school fair offer a great format for the success of those who attend this event.”

SSATJoe Mallen
Middlesex School

“The Portsmouth Abbey School looks forward to attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® every summer. The Showcase does an excellent job giving student-athletes and their families the opportunity to fully engage in the boarding school search in a unique and informative setting. Attendees are given full access to a variety of schools and the ability to connect with coaches and admission representatives. Families are encouraged to ask thoughtful and deliberate questions about all aspects of life at a boarding school. I have been coaching prep school hockey for many years and I can say that the experience you will have at the Pre-Prep Showcase® will be second to none.”

SSATAllie Skelley
Portsmouth Abbey School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is an excellent event that we look forward to attending every year. It’s a great learning experience for players, parents, and coaches alike. The entire event is filled with exciting opportunities for young student-athletes to learn about prep school life and all it holds. Being a both a past participant of the Pre-Prep Showcase® as a student-athlete and a prep-school product, I can safely say there is no better chance to explore these outstanding educational opportunities. From the admissions fair to on-ice activities, this is a weekend that should be on the calendars of all families considering a college prep school education.”

SSATBrian Troy
Winchendon School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is an excellent opportunity for prospective student-athletes to not only demonstrate their skills as a player in front of numerous coaches, but to also learn more about the benefits of pursuing a private school education. As a prep school coach and admissions representative, it is a great summer event to attend as I know that there will be many quality athletes who have a keen academic focus and who may fit in very well into a private school environment. I would recommend it to any student-athlete and family interested in attending and playing at a prep school.”

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Larry Cockrell
The Governor’s Academy

“I’ve had so much fun at the Pre-Prep Showcase®! I’m sad that there is only one game left.”

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“I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the Pre-Prep Showcase® this summer in two different roles – as a Dad and as a coach. The entire experience was well organized, informative, fun, and very useful as a parent and as someone who was evaluating talent and meeting some fine, young student-athletes. On the parent side, I could gauge where my son’s development currently is related to peers from all over the United States and Canada – and he was able to meet representatives from a variety of schools. As a coach and admissions representative, I found the conversations with families, both experienced and new to the prep school world, to be informative and enlightening. The coaching experience was not about athletics as much as introducing families to the tremendous opportunity these schools represent. Without a the Pre-Prep Showcase®, many connections and opportunities would go unrealized.”

Lawrenceville School
Sam Kosoff
The Lawrenceville School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is an event we look forward to attending each year. There are talented players from all over the United States and Canada for us to see and it is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn a lot about boarding school life and the various educational, athletic, and extra-curricular programs that make each school unique.”

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Alan Thompson
Holderness School

“I have always found the Pre-Prep Showcase® to be the best place to find young talent when I coached in prep schools. Jeff has always done a great job putting such an outstanding event together. After coaching in prep school for eighteen years, I can say the Pre-Prep Showcase® is outstanding!”

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Larry J. Rocha
USA Hockey New England District Coach-in-Chief

“Thanks Jeff Quebec for the welcome at the Pre-Prep Showcase®, it was a great experience where I have met new friends and where I’ve had the opportunity to met scouts and coaches from Prep Schools. I recommend to everyone who wants to go in a Prep School to go to the Pre-Prep Showcase®. You have no choice it’s a MUST. Thanks again for this wonderful experience!”

“Merci à Jeff Quebec pour l’accueil au Pre-Prep Showcase®, ce fut une expérience inoubliable où j’ai pu me faire des amis et connaître des recruteurs et des coachs de Prep Schools. Je recommande à tous ceux qui souhaitent faire du Prep School d’y aller. Merci encore pour cette belle expérience!”

Student-Athlete

“I am very impressed with the organization and information provided by Jeff Quebec and his staff at the Pre-Prep Showcase®. Getting the opportunity to meet qualified student-athletes is worth the experience. The student-athletes present have the chance to meet schools across the country and learn more about the academics and programs offered. Without the Pre-Prep Showcase®, we would not be able to introduce The Linsly School to these fine student-athletes. We look forward to attending this event for years to come. We are excited to meet student-athletes interested in academics and athletics at a boarding school.”

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R.J. Zitzelsberger III
The Linsley School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is one of the best opportunities I have during the entire admission process to interact with an already interested, engaged population of families interested in a private school education. As both a coach and an Associate Director of Admission, the convenience of such a showcase is invaluable. I can not only connect with families interested in Brooks but also have an opportunity to get a sense of their athletic ability and where they could fit into our program right from the start of the admission process. Of course the athletic piece is only part of the puzzle and the Pre-Prep Showcase® does a great job emphasizing the overall process and finding the best “fit” for each student athlete. The panels, presentations, and school fair are all as important as the athletic component of the weekend. Consistently, year after year, the Pre-Prep Showcase® provides Brooks with a large number of qualified inquiring students. The showcase plays a valuable role in the admission process for both the student-athlete and the schools represented at the fair. We look forward to returning year after year.”

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Jenelle Ries
Brooks School

“I’ve attended the Pre-Prep Showcase® several times with my two sons. On every occasion the Showcase has been an extremely well run operation. Player attendance comes from throughout the US and Canada. Prep school coaches and admission personnel are very well represented throughout the Showcase. The guest speakers and the panel discussion will answer any questions you may have about the prep school application process and campus life. Opportunities to meet with coaches from your targeted prep schools are aplenty. In my case we met with the coach of my sons desired school. He kept tabs on their process, and when the time came, he was helpful with both their application and admittance. The weekend itself is filled with competitive games, a very generous dinner buffet and information, information, information!”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is the perfect balance of exposure for a player, and knowledge about the admission process for families. As a player, the showcase helped springboard my playing career into the prep level by not only allowing me to play in front of coaches, but also interact with them on the bench and at the prep fair. Now as a coach, it is a great place to make a strong first impression to schools and coaches by making a more personal connection that a coach may not have at other showcases. Berkshire School is appreciative of this opportunity and looks to strengthen the relationship we have with the Pre-Prep Showcase® in the future!”

Berkshire School
Michael Doyle
Berkshire School

“We are pleased to be a part of the Pre-Prep Showcase®. This event provides our school with the opportunity to observe student athletes in game and practice situations while the Admission Fair that gives the participants and families a venue to learn more about a wide variety of Independent Prep Schools and ask specific questions with the staff who are present from each school. Jeff and his staff operate a first class event that caters to families who want to educate themselves about the Prep School options that are open to them through information presentations and panels. We look forward to returning to this event. Thanks Jeff!”

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Del Pedrick
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

“We attended the Pre-Prep Showcase® last year and found it to be a great experience. We have recommended it to several of the families here in our area. My son is off to XXXX this fall and really looking forward to it. Thanks and regards.”

Parent

“We want to thank you Jeff for your hospitality. This gives us the opportunity to meet our counterparts from many of the New England prep schools and discuss the issues common to all of us. It also allowed us to appreciate some very talented boys and girls who are looking for an independent school experience. We had a good number of information requests. We look forward to attending each year.”

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Germain Lafleche
Canadian International Hockey Academy

“Having witnessed the Pre-Prep Showcase® in action, I know what a unique opportunity it provides for young hockey players to showcase their talents while being coached by athletic instructors from both private high school and private middle schools. Although the talent level for boys and girls is quite high, there is no emphasis on wins and losses but rather on a chance to educate the skaters and you, their parents, of the advantages of taking part in the weekend. Your child will be coached by experienced coaches who want to help you find the right educational fit as well as the right “athletic fit.” Moreover, there is a luncheon on Saturday where you will have the chance to ask questions of and talk with admissions officers. After lunch, there is an Admissions Fair so that you may find out more information about each school represented. We want you to come away from this weekend having learned about the private school admissions process and to have the chance to meet players and other parents. Please know that as coaches and teachers, we too, are looking to help you find the best program for your child.”

Rectory School
Mike Healy
Rectory School

“I am happy to inform you that XXXX will be attending XXXX in September, due in large part to our introduction to Coach XXXX at last years showcase. Thanks for coordinating such an informative showcase. We look forward to seeing you around.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a must for families who are exploring prep school hockey opportunities. Jeff Quebec and his staff have done a wonderful job providing a place for schools and prospective candidates to connect. What better place to start or continue your search then having all these schools information right at your finger tips. From our Gilmour Academy perspective, it provides us with a forum to share our Independent and Catholic traditions, while highlighting our unique hockey niche. I love being able to share how our players can skate everyday, play a sixty game national schedule and leave fully prepared for the rigors of college. The Pre-Prep Showcase® is one of the best values for hockey families when it comes to Prep School information.”

Gilmour Academy
John Malloy
Gilmour Academy

“Year in and year out, the Pre-Prep Showcase® is one of the premier showcases for young players looking to get exposure to Prep Schools. It is one of the most highly attended showcases in the country by Prep coaches and admissions representatives because it attracts talented players from all over the world. I love that I get to interact and coach the players while their playing games, it allows me to get the best feel I can for each athlete. Also, the admissions fair allows me to connect with families and answer any questions they might have regarding Vermont Academy and our athletic program.

Vermont Academy
Matt Jones
Vermont Academy

“We are happy to hear that the Pre-Prep Showcase® continues to do well. XXXX has been accepted and is attending XXXX after graduating from XXXX. I am sure XXXX would be willing to share his experience from Junior Boarding School through his Prep School experience at XXXX. Best of luck this summer with the Showcase. I will always gladly recruit for you (although it is a success on its own).”

Parent

“I attend the Pre-Prep Showcase® each summer and look forward to this exciting event every August. The weekend is filled with exciting opportunities for young student-athletes to learn about prep-school life first hand at the luncheon information session, and meet actual coaches during the Saturday afternoon admissions fair. More importantly, it’s a great venue for boys and girls to showcase their talents in front of many coaches. In fact, I can think of no other event that draws as many schools and actual coaches to meet and see kids play.”

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James Rioux
Stanstead College

“I am glad Jeff that we connected today as my daughter wanted to thank you in person. We had a great time at this event. Thanks again.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® exposes young student-athletes and their families to the prep school process at a level far beyond any other. The showcase provides the opportunity to learn about prep schools, the application process, meet coaches, and play in some great games. Our school and staff always look forward to attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® annually.”

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Chris Baudo
The Gunnery

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® has done an excellent job promoting the junior boarding school experience and letting families know that schools like Eaglebrook School are a great place for student-athletes to begin their private school career. It has also been a great place for players in our hockey program to connect with secondary schools and build relationships with coaches. We enjoy our annual trip to the Pre-Prep Showcase® and look forward to continuing this partnership.”

Eaglebrook School
Luke Williams
Eaglebrook School

“Canterbury School is an annual participant in the Pre-Prep Showcase®. The showcase allows student-athletes and their families to experience the prep school process at its most comfortable level. At the showcase families have the opportunity to learn about prep schools, meet coaches, and play in competitive games. Our Boys and Girls hockey programs have enrolled many great student-athletes through their participation in the Pre-Prep Showcase®.”

Eaglebrook School
Michael Polsonetti
Canterbury School

“Jeff – we just wanted to drop you a line and thank you. We really enjoyed the showcase, your speakers were very good and very informative and inspirational. Many of the qualities the schools are looking for are values my wife and I have been instilling in our children in there journey. We are much more educated as we move forward seeking the right school for XXXX. Again, thank you very much.”

Parent

“I have been attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® each summer and have been continuously impressed with the effort Jeff puts forth to make the weekend as valuable as possible for each family, coach and school representative. From a coaching standpoint, it is always a bonus to be able to coach the players that are looking at attending Hebron Academy. It’s also a great way to scout many players from outside of the New England area, as far as the West Coast and Canada. The Prep Fair is the perfect environment for families to learn more about each of the many schools in attendance and ultimately allows them to make a well-educated decision to which one would be the right fit for their son or daughter.”

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Hebron Academy

“I would take some time to say thank you for your great event. That was our first time attending and we will be there next year. We met a lot of interesting schools, have started some discussions, and have scheduled several visits for this fall. Many thanks Jeff.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a great opportunity for prep school coaches and potential prep school candidates to come together at one venue. As a coach I think it is a valuable experience getting to coach the games and interact with the players. This is a great way to build a rapport and for players and coaches to get to know each other. The Saturday events with the luncheon and prep school admission fair is a must attend event to gain a real insight into the admission process, as well as learn about specific schools. I wish such an event were available to me back when I was an aspiring prep school candidate. As a coach I think it is a valuable experience getting to coach the games and interact with the players. This is a great way to build a rapport and for players and coaches to get to know each other.”

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Derek Cunha
Williston Northampton School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® provides an outstanding opportunity for families to learn about the many advantages that a preparatory school education can provide while offering a tremendous athletic experience and showcase for the kids. Many prep school coaches are on hand to take in the event and watch those elite players in attendance. It is an important event that we are sure to attend each year.”

ssatAndrew Will
Salisbury School

“Thanks for a very informative weekend. My daughter and I had a great time and are so glad we made the trip. XXXX has received interest from some great schools and we are looking forward to coming back and touring the campuses in the fall.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is the most informative prep school showcase event in the country! The process of finding the right school for your son or daughter can be daunting. The Pre-Prep Showcase® involves knowledgeable guest speakers where you can obtain parent information about every aspect of a prep school education. The School Fair portion of the event allows families to meet Admissions Officers and coaches from specific schools so that you can begin to narrow your choices. Then your son or daughter gets the opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of prep school coaches and even be coaches during the games by those coaches. The Pre-Prep Showcase® adds up to be the most comprehensive and informative showcase event being offered today!”

Hoosac School
Bill Ward
Hoosac School

“I just want to thank you guys for an amazing weekend. I learned so much about boarding schools and I also had a lot of fun throughout the entire event. It was an amazing experience.”

Student-Athlete

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® definitely lives up to the expectations which everyone talks about. The weekend is filled with exciting opportunities for student-athletes to learn about prep school life firsthand, play for actual prep school coaches, and have the chance to talk with them during the Saturday afternoon admissions fair. More importantly, it is a great opportunity for student-athletes to showcase their talents in front of many coaches.”

New Hampton School
Eric Przepiorka
New Hampton School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a great event! Players have the opportunity to compete with and against some of the best competition in the United States and Canada. The players are also evaluated and scouted by prep school coaches. It is a really fun and informative weekend not to be missed!”

Worcester Academy
Kevin Zifcak
Worcester Academy

“Jeff, this has been an amazing weekend. I thought I had a lot of my “ducks in a row” as our family starts to prepare for boarding school visits and applications, but the showcase exposed me to so much useful and insightful information to help us thoroughly prepare for the process. I’m especially grateful for the panel discussion lunch and presentations as it introduced me to professionals with valuable experience and insight that have cleared up a lot of confusion and insecurity we had in our preparation. I can honestly say we are now really excited to visit and complete applications this fall. On a personal note, there are few words to describe the experience of hearing Travis Roy speak, and then being able to meet him. It was awesome and inspiring. I remember seeing his story twenty years ago, and you don’t have to be a hockey player to be moved by his message. We thank you for this opportunity and will gladly spread the word of our positive experience this weekend to our friends and team mates down in XXXX and XXXX area. Best wishes to you as you wrap up the weekend and your summer.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® has value not only for the student-athlete but also for the schools who participate. We at Cushing Academy find the Pre-Prep Showcase® to be an educational experience that a kid should not miss. We have enrolled many great families from relationships made at the Pre-Prep Showcase®.”

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Rob Gagnon
Cushing Academy

“I am writing to thank you again for allowing my son XXXX to attend last year’s showcase and to inform you that after being accepted to four of the five schools he applied to he’s chosen to go to XXXX next year. We are so excited for what we know will be an amazing experience for him. In addition to the great time we had, we have also forged what I know will be a life-long friendship with the XXXX family who we met during the showcase. All in all I would say the weekend was a huge success for us. I have taken the liberty of posting the link to your site on the local association website to let the people out here know what a terrific event you’ve got. All the best.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a great way for our staff to get a first look at a player and introduce them to our school. It is an unbelievable way to start to develop a relationship with a family face to face.”

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Chris Davidson
Vermont Academy

“I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable weekend. It provided a unique environment for my son XXXX to be exposed to such a large number of private schools. The hockey was competitive and the admissions fair was a valuable learning experience for him. He was extremely excited for the opportunity to talk to many of the prep school coaches. Thanks again.”

Parent

“Cardigan looks forward to the Pre-Prep Showcase® every year! It’s the highlight of our summer admissions season. It is a great venue for schools to connect with families that are interested in boarding schools. There are plenty of games to evaluate each and every player, plus the Prep School Admission Fair & Panel Discussions are some of the best in the business.”

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John Bayreuther
Cardigan Mountain School

“Jeff, one cannot put into words how wonderful your event was for my son. As a young athlete we are just beginning to discuss the prep school route to college. We are from XXXX and the prep school choices are very limited. The presentations were priceless in the amount of knowledge my son and I gained about this process and what to look for in a school. The competition was great as well!!! My son enjoyed meeting with the coaches from the many schools that were there!!! He even got a few ‘Looks” from schools we never knew existed. Travis Roy was so moving. My son purchased the 2nd to last book – he read it in a week and found a great source of inspiration. The school open house was excellent as well!!! You certainly could have done it all day!!! Overall, we loved it!!!! We will be back next year as we will focus our attention on those schools that seemed like a good fit for us. Thank you….and thanks to the staff and presenters as well!!!”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is an excellent opportunity for young men and women to showcase their talents and learn about different boarding schools. The information session provides you with multiple perspectives about boarding school. There are administrators, coaches, admission officers and current students that are available during this session as well as the throughout the whole weekend to provide you with information about their experience or school. In addition, each athlete plays four games that are coached by current prep school coaches and you are able to learn firsthand about their program and school. I have made a number of quality connections with perspective student-athletes and their families at the school fair and also coaching them in games. This program provides a full package which includes the ability to learn about schools, the admission and financial aid process, as well as how to find the right school to fit your needs. I would strongly recommend this opportunity to young male and female student-athletes that are eager to learn more about the opportunities at boarding school.”

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Christa Talbot
Williston Northampton School

“Some exciting news regarding XXXX. She has been accepted to XXXX for the fall as a true freshman. Grades, test scores and sports came together for her. We both enjoyed coming to the showcase and could not have made a good decision if we had not attended. I continue to tell all my youth players that your show is not only the best of its kind, but run very well. Keep up the good work. Thanks for a great event!”

Parent

“I have been to the Pre-Prep Showcase® almost every year of its existence, and I have always found student-athletes who fit our program to a ‘T’. The games showcase the talent, and the School Fair allows me an opportunity to meet and converse with potential students in a direct, efficient way. I have a chance to articulate the vision of our school and our athletic program, while the players have the chance to research in a personal way the prep school option.”

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Hotchkiss School

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note. XXXX had a great weekend at the showcase. I think that the lectures and the panel discussion were eye openers for him. It’s not all about athletics, and I think he has a better understanding of that now. Without grades and maturity, the opportunities diminish. He is looking forward to attending XXXX school this year and and even more excited about the possibilities that may follow after. Once again, thanks and we hope to see you again next year.”

Parent

“I am extremely impressed with the entire Pre-Prep Showcase® event. Perhaps the most appealing aspect I find is that Jeff and his staff pay equal attention to both the academic and athletic components of a the boarding school admissions process. As an admissions professional and current Head Coach at the Hill School, I appreciate the balanced message that is conveyed to the student-athletes and their parents in attendance. I find this leads to more thoughtful interactions with families, and ultimately helps attract the right type of applicants to our admissions process.”

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The Hill School

“Before attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® for the first time I heard such good things from other prep school coaches and admissions people about the event that I wondered if it would live up to the advance billing. Not only does the Pre-Prep Showcase® deliver, but it actually exceeds my personal expectations for the showcase. The showcase is a top notch experience for the student-athletes and their parents and provides a well balance message regarding academics, athletics, and the overall social experience a student will receive at a boarding or day school. I know that families come away from the weekend with a clearer sense of choosing a school and sports program for all of the right reasons. The weekend is an informative way for parents and student-athletes to get a chance to play high level games, be seen by some great prep school coaches, and educate families on the importance of being a well rounded student-athlete and person.”
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Dan Donato
Dexter School

“Thank you for a fun and informative weekend. Good practices and games, good information, well organized. Everything was wonderful! XXXX enjoyed himself and came away with some renewed confidence and knowledge of things he needs to continue to improve!”

Parent

“I have been attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® for many years now, and I can say that there is no other showcase or tournament that allows any student-athlete to be in direct contact with so many different head coaches. The admissions fair and the luncheon are both icing on the cake. If you are at all interested in playing sports at the prep school level this is the showcase for you!”

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John Healey
Pomfret School

“Thank you Jeff for a great weekend and valuable insight on prep schools as an option for great athletics and a great education.”

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“Pre-Prep Showcase® offers an excellent introduction to learning about independent school options and the admissions process from professionals in the industry.”

SSATKate Auger-Campbell
Secondary School Admissions Test Board

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is by far one of the most valuable tools in the prep school admission process. Having three children we have been repeat customers. It is not all about sports! Attendance at the showcase allowed us the opportunity to speak to coaches and representatives from most of New England’s prep schools. My sons got to experience playing in several competitive games lead by prep school coaches. The luncheon panel of coaches, guest speakers, current prep school students and parents answered our questions regarding all facets of a student-athlete’s experience leading to informative discussions about the academics, athletics and social aspects of boarding school life. It certainly helped us navigate the admission process and we can proudly say was instrumental in the success our boys had as prep school students athletes; one currently playing at the Division I level. Thank you Jeff Quebec for providing such a useful, affordable and well run program.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is great for coaches, the players and their families. It gives us a chance to interact with kids during games, to evaluate them as players, and to start build to relationships with them. We don’t just watch them play but also get to see how they carry themselves on and off the playing surface.

For players and their families it’s an opportunity to meet people from a lot of different schools, to gather valuable information about those schools and the admissions process, to find out what our ideal applicants are like, and to showcase their abilities. It’s an event that is circled on our calendar every summer!”

Brooks David Ries
Brooks School

“While there are many off-season opportunities for coaches to evaluate prospective players and for prep school candidates to gain exposure to prep coaches, I have found no other opportunity that offers the intimate and deliberate engagement of coaches, players and parents. Over a dozen years—initially as a boys’ coach and now as a girls’ coach—the Pre-Prep Showcase has provided me with the occasion to evaluate players (players who have specifically declared an interest in prep school), to, quite literally, work directly with kids on the bench and in the locker room, and to visit with families in various forums. The Pre-Prep Showcase® clearly aims to serve the mutual interests of the coaches and families it represents. I can say, for myself, it has never failed to be a tremendously valuable weekend.”

KentShawn Rousseau
Kent School

“The structure of the Pre-Prep Showcase® is perfect for coaches, admission representatives, players and families. The information sessions are extremely valuable and targeted well toward the specific audience that is interested in prep school education and athletics. As a coach, I love the opportunity to watch some games from the stands and also to get to know the kids from behind the bench. As an admission representative from my school, I appreciate the fact that he admission fair has a designated time that does not conflict with games. This way players and coaches don’t have to choose between game focus and school focus.”

FVS
Mike Payne
Fountain Valley School of Colorado

“I have attended the Pre-Prep Showcase® on two different occasions. It has been a great learning experience from the first time I attended it a couple of years ago. I have learned many things and have also been guided into a new path of boarding school. Being from Canada I would have never learned this much about boarding school let alone even attend one. Last summer I attended the Showcase again. This helped me because I felt more comfortable throughout the seminars and playing in the games. The Pre-Prep has helped me meet new people and make life-long friendships. I have also met people in which I have played against, will play with, or against in the future.

The second time attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® I was very lucky to be a part of the panel. This was huge to me as I could now speak about my experiences because I had already attended a boarding school for one year. I could tell the other kids about what to expect while they first arrive on a campus. I never would have received all the attention I got without the Pre-Prep Showcase®. The Pre-Prep Showcase® has allowed me to continue to follow my dreams in becoming a professional athlete. This upcoming year I will be attending XXXX. Thanks for everything!”

Student-Athlete

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is one of the best opportunities for parents, student-athletes, and independent schools to connect with each other to foster life altering relationships. Rothesay Netherwood is excited to attend the Pre-Prep Showcase® each summer. Jeff Quebec and his staff do a fantastic job organizing this event and allowing an opportunity for schools and families to connect and build relationships. As a coach, it is a great opportunity to coach on the bench during games or run a practice, getting to know these student-athletes more personally. Likewise, as an admissions officer, the school fair portion of the weekend allows schools to speak more directly to the families and student-athletes about trying to find the school that is the right fit for them. This event gives parents and student-athletes a great avenue to gather information about academic and sports options for their future development. We look forward to returning year after year.”

Rothesay Netherwood School
Jeff Lewis
Rothesay Netherwood School

“Just a quick note of thanks for a great weekend. XXXX (and her sister) had an exciting and informative weekend. Thanks for putting it together.”

Parent

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a wonderful event for student-athletes, parents, and the schools in attendance. The children have a terrific time playing the sport they love and connecting with other players from around North America – but it is so much more than an athletic event. The school fair and panel discussions provide a wealth of information for families considering an independent school education. Personal relationships with admissions representatives and coaches can be formed, and these relationships are instrumental in navigating the process of finding the right school.”

Fessenden School
Greg Hendrick
The Fessenden School

“Thank you again for granting my son XXXX admittance to this year’s Pre-Prep Showcase®. Unlike typical weekends, the value from the Pre-Prep Showcase® far transcended the athletic experience. My son did enjoy the practices and game along with playing for the Prep School coaches, however, he told me he learned far more from the various speakers and the interactions with the Prep School coaches and other school representatives. For a parent that did not attend a Prep School, the Pre-Prep Showcase® was a great orientation to a selection of Prep School options and a launching point for the family / student evaluation and decision process. I would highly recommend any parents and players that are considering the Prep School option to attend the Pre-Prep Showcase® at least once. Thank you and best regards.”

Parent

“Thanks for having Wyoming Seminary back each year at the Pre-Prep Showcase®. It is always a great opportunity for our school to meet talented student-athletes from all across the United States and Canada. As a Mid-Atlantic School that gets most of its players from Canada and Europe, the Pre-Prep Showcase® is our biggest and best opportunity to see players from the Northeast and beyond. We have had terrific success meeting with families not only from New England but also from Canada, the West, and even the Southeast. It really is a remarkable showcase, and we are happy to make the trip every August.”

Wyoming Seminary Prep School
Eric Turner
Wyoming Seminary Prep School

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a well-organized, long-standing event that has provided student-athletes and their families with a chance to explore the opportunities offered by college preparatory schools. Prep schools are looking for well-balanced, versatile students who are just as motivated in the classroom as they are in athletics. The students I have met at the Pre-Prep Showcase® are future leaders – dedicated, goal-orientated, and hard-working young men and women. Coaches and admission officers alike are sure to meet exceptional candidates for admission.”

Hebron Academy
Joe Hemmings
Hebron Academy

“The Pre-Prep Showcase® is a must attend event for prep coaches. During my years at Salisbury School and now at at Cheshire Academy, I am sure to attend the Pre-Prep Showcase® each summer. As a coach, this is a valuable event as you really get to know the student-athletes. Between practices, multiple games, and the prep school admissions fair school, representatives have the opportunity to get to know each participant well. As a student interested in prep school sports, you not only have ample opportunity to showcase your skill to coaches, you also have the opportunity to meet with admission counselors, motivational speakers, and experts in our field. If you are interested in playing at a prep school, the Pre-Prep Showcase® is an outstanding event to play in front of numerous prep coaches.”

Cheshire Academy
John Toffey
Cheshire Academy

“Prep schools are quite simply the best way for young players to combine a top-notch education with the sport they love. But from the outside looking in, the process can be admittedly intimidating. The Pre-Prep Showcase® stands alone as a way for families to gain information about the admissions process, residence life, course offerings, financial aid – and of course, the various sports programs – all in an honest and low-pressure environment. My colleagues and I look forward to attending the Pre-Prep Showcase® each year, as it is great way for us to meet student-athletes at the very beginning of what often turns out to be a truly life-changing adventure for them.”

Stanstead College School
Patrick Fraser
Stanstead College School

“I always recommend the Pre-Prep Showcase® to all of our students and families. It has always been the most well attended Showcase of school admissions representatives and coaches of it’s kind – and that is what the weekend is designed for. Hillside always has several boys attend the Pre-Prep Showcase® to meet and discuss the many options out there. It gives them a chance to learn about the schools, meet the coaches, and get a sense of the school culture. Jeff does a great job of getting coaches from the schools to meet the student-athletes on and off the ice.”

Hillside School
Tim McCarthy
Hillside School

“Jeff, here is what is on my mind when I think about the Pre-Prep Showcase® and Lawrenceville School’s athletics. For most, choosing a prep school is a process that requires a significant and deliberate amount of planning. As the new school year is about to start in a few weeks, I think of the fact that our first contact with several of the families of newly enrolled II Formers (9th graders) at Lawrenceville, that are aspiring varsity players now, took place in August at the Pre-Prep Showcase®. That said, I will gladly keep you updated on how many II Formers we have on our Varsity teams. Thanks.”

Lawrenceville School
Etienne Bilodea
Lawrenceville School