College Counseling

Personal attention, great resources,
and experience in the college process

A college prep school should understand the college process, and Saint George’s does. Each student and their family receives individualized guidance throughout the process from our college counseling team, beginning with informative meetings on college and financial aid options in Middle School and continuing through the student’s Upper School years.

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A steady stream of college representatives visit our campus. Students learn about schools they might not have considered and can compare how their academics and outside activities match up with what colleges are looking for in their applicants. In fact we’ve built relationships with colleges across the country. Our counseling team knows what different schools offer and can share that with students or can contact admissions counselors with advice about a particular student’s situation.

The following pages offer links and information on tests and applications, an online service where students can track the college process, news and photos of student trips to visit West Coast colleges, documents to download, and a list of schools our graduates attend. It is these kinds of resources, along with one-on-one attention and our extensive connections, that ensure each Saint George’s student finds – and gains admission to – the college that is the best fit for them.

College Counseling Updates

  • Feb. 1 Deposit Deadline for Spring Break College Trips

    Spring Break 2017 will feature SGS trips for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to visit colleges in either the Boston area or the San Francisco Bay area. The Boston trip, hosted by Russell Werkman, will tour and talk to admissions officers at seven universities. Depending on student interest, those might include Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston College, Northeastern, Brandeis, Holy Cross or other schools. The California trip, hosted by the Tenders or Kerry Clark, will see schools such as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, University of Pacific, Stanford or other colleges.

    A $500 deposit is due by Wednesday, February 1 to reserve a spot. Trips cannot be charged to student accounts. We must receive a check or you can pay by credit card online and indicate that the payment is for a spring break college trip. Elizabeth Tender has hosted the California trip several times. She says that "seeing these colleges of interest, being on the campuses, and having tours and information sessions is very valuable in helping with the college decision-making process!" Each trip includes sightseeing time as well. Contact Elizabeth or Kerry Clark for more details on the trips.

  • IB Guides for Applying to Overseas Universities

    Students who are considering applying to universities in Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia have a helpful resource from the International Baccalaureate organization. The IB has new guides to help parents and students understand the basics of university entrance in these countries. Here's the Link to the Guides.