The College Counseling team plays a crucial role in each student's journey Toward Full Stature
and in fulfilling VES' commitment to families as shared in the Portrait of a VES Graduate
, as we assist students in determining their ideal next step for continued learning and personal growth. You will find that we support, nurture, educate and provide the necessary tools to help students and parents successfully navigate the increasingly complex college admissions process.
The VES Difference
A Four-Year Approach. Unlike most schools, VES views college counseling as a four-year process. Here, even our youngest students are engaged in relevant topics in the realm of college admissions. The knowledge they gain helps them make academic and extracurricular decisions that keep doors open as they grow and discover their best options beyond our campus.
Expert Help from Start to Finish. Our experienced, knowledgeable college counselors:
Are in a great position to help students recognize their individual talents, interests and challenges, and guide them to schools that best fit their needs. How? Because we know each student really well thanks to our intentionally small school size.
Strive to be accessible to students—and parents—all throughout their VES experience, not just in their junior and senior years.
Invest significant time on students’ admissions essays and all aspects of their applications and celebrate the conclusion of the process when they hit the “submit” button on their applications.
Demystify the college admissions process and strive to minimize our students’ stress by providing them with both relevant information and excellent support.
- Engage VES faculty, who write compelling letters of recommendation thanks to their strong connection with each student.
Support our students as they choose the school that best fits their needs when the admissions decisions arrive.
And, help prepare students for success as they transition to college through our VES' top-notch Student Life curriculum.