The St. Paul’s School for Boys College Counseling Office seeks to support individual students and families throughout the college search and selection process. At St. Paul’s, the college selection process is a chance to celebrate the success of our students through an exciting, fun, character-building experience. We help our students make creative, honorable choices — the choices that are best for them.
To best support students, St. Paul’s College Counseling follows a unique model including full-time staff and faculty members who also teach. This allows for a highly individualized process, including the opportunity for students to pick their own college counselor. St. Paul's college counselors continue to develop their knowledge about individual colleges and issues affecting college admission through college visits, membership in professional associations, and participation at regional and national conferences. Recently, our Director of College Counseling served in the Presidential Cycle for the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC), the 960 member regional affiliate of NACAC that covers DE, MD, WV, VA, and DC.
Furthermore, to meet student and parent needs, the college counseling office is constantly evolving its offerings, which include individual advising, group meetings, and events. St. Paul’s was one of the first schools in the country to offer an Application Boot Camp beginning in August 2007. Technology also is an important tool in our effort to support students. For example, the College Counseling Office manages e-mail lists that include students and parents, facilitates a robust group page on the school’s Learning Management System, manages an active Facebook page (@StPaulsCollegeCounseling), and provides families with password protected access to a SCOIR account through which they may manage their college search.