College and Beyond

Graduates of Walsingham Academy are prepared and supported as they make the jump from high school to college. Our "Road Map" guides them beginning in 8th Grade.

College Counseling

Walsingham Academy believes students have the right and responsibility to make a personal choice of college. The role of the College Counselor is to guide, aid, encourage, and advise students throughout the process. As near adults, senior students are charged with researching, applying, and submitting their applications.

Counseling Department

Our College Counselors are trained and licensed Professional School Counselors with advanced degrees in mental health and crisis management. The Counseling Department serves each student through individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom guidance. Walsingham students participate in the weekly seminar program with a comprehensive developmental school and college counseling curriculum during their Upper School tenure. In order to care for the whole student, seminar topics range from academic, social/emotional, and post-secondary planning.

Our Road Map


8th Grade Year

The focus of the Eighth grade year is ensuring a successful transition to the Upper School, both academically and socially. Students will work to develop organizational, study, and communication skills.

Freshman Year

Freshman year concentrates on goal setting, learning styles, career exploration, and laying the foundation for the college admission process.

Sophomore Year

Sophomore year continues to build upon previous guidance topics. The fall semester focuses on PSAT preparations and personal strengths as they are connected to college and career. Spring semester brings an introduction to college terminology and a college research project.

Junior Year

Junior year brings more in-depth and personalized exploration of the world of college admissions. Topics include college admissions testing, college fit and match, narrowing the college list, and writing the personal statement. Individual family college counseling appointments take place during spring semester.

Senior Year

Seniors are closely guided through the college admissions, financial aid, and scholarship processes. Spring semester looks forward to the transition to college and adulthood covering topics such as personal finance, independent living, and interpersonal communication.

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