College counseling at Landon is designed to help students and families find their way through the intricate and sometimes stressful maze of the college admissions process. Through guided self-analysis, individual meetings, and group sessions, students and families find and apply to colleges and universities that provide appropriate academic, athletic, and social challenges. College counseling at Landon helps students and parents identify and apply to post-secondary institutions that meet their individual needs and expectations.
The college counseling process formally begins midway through the Form V (junior) year. Each boy and family is assigned a specific college counselor with whom they will work throughout the college admissions process. Faculty members, school administrators, coaches, and advisors are also included in this process. In the second semester of the Form V year, we work to identify an appropriate list of schools to which a boy will apply. In the fall of the Form VI year, boys work with their counselor to complete all components of the college application. In addition, our counselors communicate regularly with colleagues in college admissions offices to effectively present Landon candidates and to ensure the process runs smoothly.
While maintaining an appropriate emphasis on the experience of high school, we recognize that boys and families have important aspirations about college. We are here to provide context, information, and support throughout the college admissions process so that all boys and families have a positive and productive experience.