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Storm King takes great pride in the amount of individual attention each student receives when trying to plan for life after secondary school. The mission of the college counseling program at The Storm King School is to educate and advise students, parents and guardians, on the American college experience. Our goal is to provide personal attention for each student, regardless of particular interest or academic standing. The primary objective is to assist each student with the selection and application to the most appropriate college or university that matches their preparation, talents, and potential.
College guidance begins in the freshman and sophomore years with preparation for the PSAT exam and continues until spring of senior year. We encourage parents to be very active participants throughout this extended process. During winter and spring break of the junior year, we advise parents and students to begin planning and attending college open houses and visiting college campuses. Throughout the summer before senior year, we strongly recommend that students personally visit colleges and universities, requesting formal interviews as available. Along with taking the ACT/SAT (and TOEFL for our international students), the fall of senior year is the time for thoughtful discussion between students and their advisors regarding the college process. Parents often join their son or daughter for conversations with the college counselor. Storm King hosts college admissions representatives on our campus, schedules visits to local college campuses, and attends a variety of college fairs during the fall.
A special note for parents:
Your child has a unique opportunity. As a student in the United States, he or she has the privilege to study at some of the finest colleges or universities in the world.
To make the most of that opportunity, I ask that you encourage him or her to become immersed in the international culture at The Storm King School. American colleges have a vast applicant pool to choose from, yet your child has the benefit of exposure to the worldwide cultures represented at our school. Add to that his or her own family traditions, and your child stands apart from the rest.
Colleges look for students who bring an open mind to their campuses. The world of work in the 21st century will demand it. These are the kind of students we graduate from The Storm King School.