We visit college campuses, attend professional conferences and workshops and host dozens of college representatives on campus each year.
Choosing a college is a complex and challenging task for students and their families. At Hopetown Girls’ School, the formal college counselling process begins after summer break. We take the entire senior class to the college fairs in the area and college representatives discuss the range of subject offered. We assess student interests, discuss career goals, weigh the importance of factors such as location, cost, size, and extra-curricular activities and gain a sense of the range of selectivity a student should have in mind in her college search.
A College Counsellor at Hopetown helps a student identify schools/colleges that will meet her needs academically and provide an appropriate environment for her personal and intellectual growth. We do not, however, pick schools “out of the air.” We are in the business of enabling students to see a match, and then aiding them in making that match with colleges throughout the application process. We visit college campuses, attend professional conferences and workshops and host dozens of college representatives on campus each year. We offer informed advice to students at every stage in the transition from Hopetown to the future and we value the relationships we establish with families in the course of our counselling efforts.