Welcome to College Counseling
The Castilleja College Counseling Office seeks to empower students to direct their own college searches and reach their college decisions by providing information, advice, reflection and resources throughout the process to students and parents/guardians alike. The program is a natural extension of Castilleja’s educational philosophy, emphasizing independent thinking, introspection, personal responsibility, leadership, and informed decision making. We believe that the college search process should be student centered, supportive, and even fun, and that it is a time for students to further develop their interests, explore and define their talents, and deepen their individual ideas and values.
Students who engage fully in the academic, social, and cocurricular life of Castilleja during their time in the Upper School will develop interests that they love and emerge well-prepared academically and socially for success in challenging undergraduate programs. Through this immersion in all that Castilleja has to offer, the college search process can become a natural part of a student’s life and development.
Our mission is not about placing students in prestigious colleges, but about educating students to seek excellence and balance in all that they do, to engage the world around them, and to lead rich, full lives. Our hope is that the lessons they learn at Castilleja will serve them well as they venture out into the world as students and adults.
Director of College Counseling
Associate Director of College Counseling