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College Guidance

The goal of the School's College Guidance program is to match each student’s abilities, strengths, personal preferences and career aspirations to the most appropriate college or university. Designed to be highly individualized and comprehensive, the college guidance process begins informally when students enter the Upper School and meet with advisors to outline a course of study for their Upper School years. We formally begin the process in junior year when the Head of the Upper School, the Headmistress, and College Guidance Director meet with juniors and their parents to introduce the college selection process. Individual as well as small group sessions are held to discuss topics such as the admissions interview, the application, writing the college essay, and applying for financial aid. The School hosts a number of workshops to support parents and families as they navigate this process. Girls attend and thrive at some of the most competitive colleges in the United States and abroad.
 
This site provides guidelines and schedules to help students navigate the many issues and challenges they will face in the transition from high school to college and supports the work the College Guidance Office. College planning is a family affair. It is important that parents and students discuss the choices of colleges and the steps necessary to get into college. College selection is challenging, but rewarding as well.

 


Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk, MD, ’01 Stanford University Medical Center
"Now is the time to start exploring possibilities. It is at the intersection of passion and hard work that you will find your rhythm as a life-long learner."
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