VES students spend years developing socially, academically and spiritually — and they are accepted into some of the country's most selective colleges and universities. Our college counseling program supports, nurtures, educates and provides the necessary tools to help students and families successfully navigate the college admissions process.
VES prides itself on supporting individual students on their unique paths toward full stature. The College Counseling Office plays a crucial role in that process, assisting students in their search for the ideal next step for continued learning and personal growth.
We know our students very well and can help them recognize the schools that best fit their needs. We demystify the college admissions process and prepare them to put their best foot forward when it is finally time to shake hands at their big interview. We invest time on the admissions essay and celebrate the conclusion of the process when they hit the “send” button on their applications. Finally, when the admissions decisions arrive, we support our students as they choose the school that best fits their needs, and we help prepare them for success as they transition to college — the next stop on their journey.
Summary of Our Program
At VES, we view college counseling as a four-year process. Here, even our youngest students are informed about relevant topics in the realm of college admissions. This helps them make academic and extracurricular decisions that keep doors open as they grow and discover their best options beyond our campus.
The VES faculty, advisors and College Counseling Office all work together to prepare our students for the college admissions process and to support them through it.
Please see the below how we approach college counseling in each grade level.