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College Counseling

The Cedar School prepares students for life after high school by helping them develop skills including:
  • Self-advocacy—knowing how they learn, what tools and strategies they need to succeed, and having the confidence to ask for what they need
  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical thinking
  • Research skills
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Executive functioning (planning) skills and organization

The College Counseling program will assist students and families in finding the right college program, whether a four-year or two-year academic program, art school or another type of program. Many colleges offer excellent learning centers and support programs, and The Cedar School staff will help you find the program that suits you.

Step-by-step guidance. Families of 9th and 10th graders will be invited to general sessions on the college process, led by the head of school—an experienced college counselor—and expert guests. 11th graders and their families will have their own special meetings to help guide students through 11th and 12th grade towards choosing the right college or university.

College Process support. Students will complete their college essay in English class during the 4th quarter of 11th grade. 11th graders and their families will also receive training and support for making college visits effective, setting up the Common App, and keeping the college process as stress-free as possible.

College Visits. College representatives will visit with Cedar juniors and seniors either at school or via Zoom, and students may request that certain colleges visit.