College Counseling

Choosing a college is a complex and challenging task for students and their families. At The Marvelwood School, the formal college counseling process begins in February of junior year with the mailing home of our very comprehensive COLLEGE GUIDE and initial student conferences. After spring break, we take the entire junior class to the college fairs in the area, and on Family Weekend in early May meet with students and parents in small group and one-to-one sessions. Together, we assess student interests, discuss career goals, weigh the importance of factors such as location, cost, size, and extra-curricular activities, and gain a sense of the range of selectivity a student should have in mind in his or her college search.

College counselors at Marvelwood help a student identify schools that will meet his or her needs academically and provide an appropriate environment for continuing personal and intellectual growth. We do not, however, pick schools "out of the air." We are in the business of enabling students to see a match, and then aiding them in making that match with colleges throughout the application process. We visit college campuses, attend professional conferences and workshops, and host dozens of college representatives on campus each fall. We offer informed advice to students and their parents at every stage in the transition from Skiff Mountain to the future, and we value the relationships we establish with families in the course of our counseling efforts.

We look forward to working with you!


The Class of 2018 is applying to college and counting down to graduation!

Where is the Class of 2018 Going to College?

Yin 'Jennifer' Zhou

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Xiaoye 'Able' Zhou

Rutgers University

Shengchao 'Richard' Zhao

University of California, Santa Barbara

Shengyuan 'Kevin' Yang

University of Connecticut

Eron Wilson

St. John's University 

JohnScott Whittier

Curry College

Melinda Vivado

Whittier College

Sky Trapella

Green Mountain College

Ke 'Coco' Tan

School of Visual Arts

Stuart Smith

Sacred Heart University

Victoria Sanchez

Dickinson College

Kevin Prempeh

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nicholas Pignataro

University of New Haven

Jonah Perry

St. Lawrence University

Zack Plotnick

Lynn University

Isabel Ortiz

University of Vermont

Uyen 'Jenny' Nguyen

University of La Verne

Zohra Moradi

Lake Forest College

Devou McArthur

Mills College

Yiteng 'Michael' Ma

Virginia Tech University

Shan 'Lucy' Lu

Boston University

Ethan Kronsnoble

University of Aberdeen

Blue Kirkpatrick

Hampshire College

Guy Kennedy

Manhattan College

Xiaowei 'Echo' Jiang

The New School/ Parsons

Kailin 'Kelvin' Hu

University of California, Irvine

Jared Ganeles

University of Colorado, Boulder

Lauren Greiner

Skidmore College

Jacob Girardin

Rochester Institute of Technology

Jack Flaherty

UMass Amherst

Eugene Dolan

Rollins College

Nathan Dixon

University of Pittsburgh

Belle Cameron

Florida Southern College

Sam Brody

Hofstra University

Abigail Briggs

Laselle College

Max Branson

The New School

Joshua Bernstein

University of Delaware

Scott Barbaro

Ithaca College

Christopher Anton

Skidmore College

The Marvelwood School College Counseling Office

Briana Bertram

Briana Bertram

Titles: Assistant to the College Counseling Office
Roles: Faculty & Staff
William 'Bing' Bingham

William 'Bing' Bingham

Titles: Dean of Faculty, Director of College Counseling
Roles: Faculty & Staff, Coach
Heather Hunt

Heather Hunt

Titles: Associate College Counselor, Standardized Testing Coordinator
Roles: Faculty & Staff