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The Importance of our High School College Counseling Program

Posted on November 15, 2018

By Bradford Cake, College Counselor

The college counseling office at the Austin Waldorf School fulfills the mission of the school by helping students find purpose to their lives beyond Waldorf. Through a process of self-discovery with a focus on the future, students reflect upon their growth at the Waldorf School and how they can best use their talents beyond our campus for the betterment of society. Our individualized programming supports students and their parents in exploring post-high school options, with an emphasis on finding a student’s best fit in college, the workforce, and the world.

Support for senior students continues over the summer where seniors have access to the counselor as they polish their essays and begin their college applications. During the fall, seniors attend a weekly guidance class that focuses on the completion of all aspects of their college applications. Once applications are submitted, more focus will be placed on applying for financial aid and scholarships, using helpful resources such as Smart Track College Funding software, and scholarship sites like Going Merry , Raise Me , and FastWeb .

“I appreciate the wholeness of development, with its focus on independence, problem solving, and full liberal arts exposure.”