We’ve created a comprehensive process that begins in sophomore year and ramps up significantly in junior and senior years. Our College Counselors help students build a unique list of schools that match the student’s interests, passions, and strengths, as well as matching the quality of life they seek at college. By developing one-on-one relationships with all of our students and working with families, we are better able to advise them on appropriate college matches as well as advocate for them to admissions offices. What’s most important is that students have a variety of options and the knowledge of self to choose the school that is right for them.
The Senior Connections program, Adulting 101, imparts practical skills to graduating seniors to prepare them for life in college and beyond, through a combination of guest speakers, hands-on workshops, small group activities, and large group discussions. Topics include college campus safety; taxes and finances; cooking; sewing; using hand tools and making minor repairs; basic bicycle maintenance; writing resumes and interviewing for jobs; self-defense; and health care on college campuses. The program also features discussions of diversity and inclusion issues, as well as an alumnae panel where current seniors heard from graduates about what they wish they’d known before heading off to college.