The Hawken College Counseling Office views the college search and application process as an important aspect of each student’s educational experience at Hawken. Our time-tested developmental approach is designed to ensure an appropriate academic, social, and financial match for each student. While outcomes are important, we consider ourselves counselors and advocates for our students, not as college placement officers whose job it is to guarantee admission to a specific college or university. We’re all about helping families find the fit.
As counselors, we strive to personalize the process for each student. To that end, we immerse ourselves in the life of the school, establishing a strong rapport with students and teachers and developing a thorough knowledge of class offerings. We work particularly hard to get to know each student in an effort to understand and appreciate his or her talents, interests, and goals. This knowledge and personal interaction helps to ensure that every student grows as both a scholar and a citizen, ready to embrace all of the experiences and opportunities college has to offer.