DD is at B MS and is thinking of applying to T. How do they compare, academically and socially?
Academically equivalent, college placements basically the same. Both more intense than other schools including other TTs. But not necessarily that easy to make the switch because DD has to be on board with all the test prep, interviewing etc. and even then they will only take so many from each school. And some of the girls who have done this are dual Brearley/Trinity legacies FYI. There are Brearley 8th graders who have been there from the beginning and want to explore a switch to coed. Most end up staying, but those who do switch usually apply to multiple schools and not just one.
I have (parent) friends in that grade. Will ask them.
There are 2 new students joining Trinity's 9th grade from Brearley, so you should reach out to those families for advice. When DD was deciding whether or not to transfer to Trinity from another k-12 school, we spoke with another family who had made the same transition and it was so helpful to hear from someone who actually had experience with both schools. No one will really know how the schools compare as much as those who attended both.
Yeah OP, just reach out to those two anonymous families who you can definitely find by a quick Google search! Problem solved.