Jay Surdukowski is Renamed Chairman of the St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program Board
The School's Advanced Studies Program (ASP) also celebrates its 60th anniversary this year
Jay Surdukowski ASP ’97, a lawyer with the Capital City firm of Sulloway & Hollis, has been re-elected Chairman of the Board of Overseers of St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program (ASP). Chief Judge Joseph LaPlante of the United States Federal District Court of New Hampshire will also serve as vice chair for a second term.
The St. Paul’s School Advanced Study Program celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The ASP Board of Overseers represents the more than 12,000 alumni who have graduated from the five-week summer intensive program. The best and brightest among New Hampshire’s rising seniors from public and parochial schools live on SPS grounds while they immerse themselves in advanced college-level coursework with subjects such as Law and Government, Engineering, Marine Biology, Biomedical Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Shakespeare for Performance. All students participate in the program’s cornerstone Writing Workshop, attend college counseling sessions, and College Day, which gives students and their families an opportunity to meet with admissions officers from more than 60 national and international colleges and universities.
The Board members act as stewards of the ASP and work in partnership with SPS to raise funds for scholarships. “We are grateful for the leadership of our trustees and the support of the many individuals and families who support the ASP. Their dedication helps us continue to provide one of New Hampshire’s most transformative educational experiences,” noted ASP Director Mike Ricard ’89.
Last summer, 44 percent of ASP students received need-based financial aid, totaling just under $300,000. Of those students given support, nearly half received more than 50 percent of the tuition cost, and 17 students received the full tuition cost of $4,150.
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 531 young men and women from 38 states and 21 countries. All students and the 110 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors. The SPS website is www.sps.edu.