About College Counseling at Webb
The primary role of the Office of College Counseling within The Webb School community is guiding our students toward a college that is a good fit for them and that will prepare them for life beyond the post-secondary world. The College Counseling staff strives to maintain an atmosphere free from prejudice, favoritism, or predisposition toward or against one college or set of colleges during the advising process. Therefore, while the counselors will offer insights, suggestions, and perhaps even some personal opinions gleaned from their own time as college students, our main goal is to help students find a place where they will find both “success” and “happiness” after leaving the Webb community, bearing in mind that those words will mean very different things for each individual student.
The Office of College Counseling at Webb believes that the fundamental responsibility of choosing a college should fall to the students themselves. For that reason, it will be the students (not parents, independent college counselors, or anyone else) who must write the essays, sit for the standardized examinations, ask for teacher and counselor recommendations, fill out the application materials, and, ultimately, attend college. The college counselors do, however, pledge to support our students in whatever way necessary in order to ensure the most thorough preparation for and comfort with the college selection process. With this in mind, the College Counseling office offers a place for students to browse their Naviance accounts, look over college materials, discuss pertinent issues (be they academic or personal in nature), or simply relax in a supportive environment.
The most consistently helpful tool for students, parents, and college counselors in preparing for college is accurate, well-organized information. To that end, we would strongly encourage to you explore the website links provided on the Resources tab above, each of which has been vetted as a source of beneficial information for our Webb families.
Thank you for your support of our office, and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can ever be of service to you.
Director of College Counseling
Assistant Director of College Counseling
College Counseling Administrative Assistant