Yep, I believe Hackley won't take a kid unless they repeat
That my apply towards public school kids. My son went to a boys private, was at age and was accepted this year at Hackley. (He went elsewhere) It has more to do with writing skills not being taught strongly enough at the public school level. But yes there are plenty of repeaters at Hackley and most prep schools. And yes, not all repeaters are lacrosse players.