University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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!
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut
St. John's University
Green Mountain College
School of Visual Arts
Sacred Heart University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of New Haven
St. Lawrence University
University of Vermont
University of La Verne
Lake Forest College
Virginia Tech University
University of Aberdeen
The New School/ Parsons
University of California, Irvine
Marist College following a gap year
University of Colorado, Boulder
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Pittsburgh
Florida Southern College
The New School
University of Delaware