An Individualized Approach
As students begin the latter phases of Buckley's college preparatory program, the college counseling office works with teachers, advisors, and coaches to guide each individual through the college admission process. During the first two years of Upper School, the college counseling team mainly meets with students to discuss big picture concepts that can influence college choices — taking academics seriously, getting involved in activities that are fun and meaningful, and expanding reading habits.
Beginning with junior year, however, the college counseling process becomes more focused. Because the process is often equal parts exciting and scary, we want to demystify it as much as possible and empower each family to make appropriate college choices based on comprehensive research. Our approach is highly individualized and student-centered. We challenge students to consider how their talents, abilities, and dreams can shape their college search and experience.