College Counseling at Emma Willard School focuses on guiding students to a college or university that complements their interests, aspirations, abilities, and personal sense of community. We educate, counsel, guide, support, and advocate for students throughout their college search, guided by Frank Sachs’ philosophy that “college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.”
Our commitment to inclusion and belonging affirms each student’s identity. We believe college fit is closely linked to a student’s sense of self, so we work with students to support their personal exploration of goals, strengths, interests, and values. This work begins in their first year and continues throughout their time at Emma Willard. As college counselors we listen, ask probing questions, and get to know each individual in order to provide unique guidance, meeting each student where they are to support their growth through the college process.
The college search is about knowing yourself and what opportunities are available. College Counselors work with individual students and in groups to teach the skills of self reflection through considering each student's strengths, values and interests, along with their current and future goals. This work is woven through each year of the EWS experience. They become students of themselves, as well as of the world.