“Know thyself.” It was Socrates’ motto, and we find it works well for college counseling, too. Self-knowledge is essential for the college process and for life, and we want our students to be as prepared as they can be for both.
That’s why, starting freshman year, we get students to reflect on what matters to them. What values they discover and what meanings they make shape their time at Greenhills and beyond. And as students figure out what they want from life after high school, our counselors serve as mentors and guides. They help students find the best college they can—the one that will stir the most growth and prepare them for a meaningful, fulfilling life.
One hundred percent of Greenhills graduates ultimately go to college—to places like Harvey Mudd and Harvard, the University of Michigan and Oberlin, and many dozens more. Greenhills grads also do more than just get in to college. They show up. They go to college ready to savor the intellectual and personal riches that it offers, ready to make the most of their four years.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us and what we do for our students. I’d like to tell you a little about how we approach college counseling at Greenhills.
As we see it, our main job is more than just helping kids fill out application forms, build college lists, or write essays. Our main job is to care about our students. It’s to take an authentic interest in them and their well-being. It’s to build relationships with them and their families. It’s to understand them, accept them, challenge them, and support them. It’s to help them know who they are, so they can become who they want to be, in college and beyond.
We try hard, in a number of ways, to get to know each student and their distinct talents, needs, and ambitions. We meet with students one-on-one, regularly. We talk to them in small groups—notably our series of junior seminars—to fill them in on everything to do with college applications. We even meet with seniors on the weekends at local coffee shops to work on essays and applications.. All of this helps us get to know students and do better at helping them find the right college or university—the one that offers, for them, the ideal challenge, support, and opportunity to flourish.
And they do flourish. Greenhills graduates excel at universities around the world. We couldn’t be prouder of our students, and we’re humbled and grateful to play a part in their lives.
We’d like to get to know your family and your child so we can help them on this journey. If you ever have any questions, just ask. We’re here to help.
We look forward to working with you in the college search.
Director of College Counseling
This allows each student the time and resources to recognize the best-fit college for them. Here's how it works: