Students in the Lower and Middle School are exposed to career exploration, personal interests, interpersonal skills, and transitional skills needed to move to the next grade level.
The guidance and college counselor works with students to identify and implement developmentally appropriate goals to support their current school success and future post-secondary planning. These goals address their academic, social-emotional, and college/career development. This work involves practicing and improving skills related to academic planning, academic interventions, standardized testing, motivation, resilience, self-advocacy, talent development, college/career explorations, and the college admissions process.
Students receive regular 1:1 and small group support from the guidance and college counselor. This support is delivered in 1:1 meetings, small groups,classroom lessons, College Prep, and Life Skills classes. These lessons are provided at every level, including Lower, Middle, and Upper School.
Starting in 9th and 10th grades, our Upper School students have targeted lessons that begin with interest and personal exploration, understanding academic expectations, and Lang School graduation requirements. They begin to move into career exploration, the importance of extracurriculars, and resume building.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES
CUNY BROOKLYN COLLEGE
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE
MASSACHUSETTES INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
SUNY: STONY BROOK
THE NEW SCHOOL: PARSONS
UC: SAN DIEGO
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
Students (and families) in 11th and 12th grade are provided with an overview and review of the college admissions system. They receive targeted support with the college search and application process. Their focused work with the college and guidance counselor and the application process serves as a way for students to practice personal, academic, and executive functioning skills.
The Guidance and College counseling department partners with the Indie studies and Junior and Senior internship classes to grow student interests into work and experience that can have a larger community impact.
The Guidance and College Counseling Department provides opportunities for students to take the SAT, PSAT, and AP Exams in school to help ensure that students are receiving the necessary accommodations to which they are entitled. The guidance and college counselor also works with students and teachers to identify and coordinate which students will take AP Challenge Exams.
The guidance and college counselor also teaches a Life Skills elective class. In this class students learn information about and practice skills related to different developmental milestones to support students in planning for a smoother transition to college life and adulthood. Topics that are covered include kitchen safety, grocery shopping, first aid, personal safety, finances, self-care, self-advocacy, and independent living.