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.
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.
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.
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.