College Counseling

Welcome to the SFS College Counseling Homepage. We hope that you will return often and find this site to be a helpful resource no matter where you sit along the college-bound continuum as a student or parent.

At Sidwell, we see the college process and our work with students as a natural extension of what happens in our classrooms. A high school curriculum should be inspired by what is educationally sound and right for the community it serves; so too should a college counseling program. It should not be limited by the scope of what colleges want to see; it should not stop at simply ensuring that our students achieve acceptance into college. We aspire to have our students begin to discern which of their talents, goals, and principles will inform their lives as they move into adulthood. We hope to help them move from adolescence into full maturity.

As counselors, we seek to educate, not just when we lead our workshops, but in our individual meetings with students and in the very purposeful framework we have designed for our work.

We encourage you to thoroughly explore our website as there is a wealth of information housed here covering the full spectrum of college-related issues. In the different sections of the site, you will find information geared for students at various stages of Upper School, detailed instructions intended for seniors who are fully immersed in the college process, lists of print and web resources, important facts about financing for college, and myriad other topics. Our hope is that this website will provide easily accessible information for your basic questions. You are always welcome to contact our office for more in-depth discussions.