Academics

College Counseling

The purpose of college counseling at St. John’s is to provide a personalized, student-centered approach which informs and supports the entire family. Our office operates a four-year program to educate parents and students extensively about preparing for college, completing college applications, and selecting a college.

A brief overview of our program goals:

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year

    To introduce freshmen and their parents to

    Our four-year college counseling program

    • Major phases and features of competitive college admissions
    • Standardized testing, especially the SAT Subject Test
    • The college counseling website, the SJS College Counseling Handbook, and Naviance
  • Sophomore Year

    To help sophomores and their parents to
    • Initiate a bond with their college counselor
    • Make informed choices in their selection of courses and standardized tests
    • Explore opportunities for achievement outside the classroom
    • Get answers to their questions about college-related issues
  • Junior Year

    To develop juniors and their parents to
    • Plan to integrate evolving college aspirations with senior course selection, standardized testing, and campus visits
    • Create preliminary application lists which respect the student’s aspirations
    • Build skills for writing application essays
    • Feel a sense of ownership about the college application process
  • Senior Year

    To assist seniors and their parents to
    • Develop a final college list which reflects ambition as well as prudence
    • Select teachers to write letters of recommendation
    • Present themselves to colleges and universities via the application process
    • Stay abreast of significant developments in college admissions

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