SAT & Common App Institute

The Demarest Library is pleased to host the following workshops:

SAT Institute in Reading, Writing, & Math

Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:30

For current sophomores & juniors: If you have yet to take your first or final SAT, register to master SAT content & strategies. Students will receive a College Board SAT book, free of charge.

Common App Personal Essay & Activity List

Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:15

For current juniors: Immerse yourself in exemplary models of college essays and activity lists. Students will receive a College Essays book, free of charge.

College Admissions Game

Sunday, May 5, 4:15-5:00

For students & parents: You’re invited behind the closed doors of an admissions office to simulate the decision-making process. Learn what gets an application rejected, waitlisted, or accepted.


The SAT & Common App Institute will be taught by Colette Lagala Perrone, founder & CEO of schoolberries, inc. Colette teaches students SAT and ACT content and strategy and facilitates their engagement with literature as they generate their essays for Common App.

A Presidential Scholarship and Honor Program member of Villanova University, Colette was a consultant at Anderson Consulting and subsequently an executive producer at the startup before attaining her Master of Arts and Teaching Certification.

The College Admissions Game will be led by Dr. Nathan Heltzel, a veteran guidance counselor and member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.