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College Counseling

Every student is known and loved. These St. John’s School core values are also guiding principles for the Counseling Counseling program. Our balanced approach to college admissions focuses on helping students find colleges that fit their interests, values, and needs while also prioritizing their well-being.

Our Approach

St. John’s School’s College Counseling provides a personalized, student-centered approach which informs and supports students and their families. The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society by offering students opportunities for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility.

We urge students to deeply consider what matters to them and explore criteria that they believe is important in searching for the right college fit. Over the four years, College Counseling seeks to empower students to direct their own college search through exploring their interests, reflecting on their values, and finding their own voice.

SJS College Counseling's approach is individualized to each student's development; we facilitate the process so that students find a college where they will be engaged, in class and out, by all that the college has to offer. We look forward to embarking on this college admission and application journey with our students and their families, and supporting them as they seek excellence and balance in all that they do.

Community & Inclusion

College Counseling is intentional about our approach, practices, progressive language, and conversations with students and their families around the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We actively support the SJS affinity groups and collaborate with the academic departments to develop programming that affirms each students’ individual identities. Our purpose is to create a safe space for students to feel empowered to lead the college search and application process. Our ambition is that our students will leave St. John’s and reflect on the difficult, but necessary, conversations they had around our tables and make a conscious effort to make a positive impact in their college communities and beyond. 

SJS At A Glance

List of 12 items.

  • 1,419

    21-22 Total Enrollment
  • 696

    21-22 Upper School Enrollment
  • 359

    21-22 Middle School Enrollment
  • 364

    21-22 Lower School Enrollment
  • 6,411

    Living Alumni
  • 15%

    Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid
  • $4,050,000

    Financial Aid Budget
  • 191

    Total Faculty
    Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 111
    Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 12
  • 44%

    Self-identified students of color
  • 86%

    Students involved in Fine Arts
  • 83%

    Students involved in Athletics
  • 32,544

    Upper School community service hours completed in 20-21

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