College Counseling

Welcome to King School’s College Counseling and Admissions Program!

King School’s College Counseling philosophy centers on a four-year developmental program that is designed to deconstruct and demystify what has become a complex process involving many moving pieces. We holistically invest in “slow dripping” information to parents and students as they begin their tenure in high school. Understanding the parameters and requirements of college admissions earlier rather than later in one’s secondary school experience can only benefit each King student’s success.

Developmental Program

The first two developmental years (Grades 9-10) focus on college counseling related issues and information. From curriculum choice/development to strategic extra-curricular engagement to visiting colleges to understanding the nomenclature of a wide variety of college and university settings, King’s college counseling staff will prepare one to understand each individual’s “in school” achievement versus what is required to gain admission at a wide variety of schools throughout the United States and abroad.

The second two developmental years (Grades 11-12) focus on college admissions related issues and the application process. These two years will focus on college choice, college counseling classes and evening seminars addressing the many aspects of what constitutes an excellent application to college, including but not limited to: college interview preparation, college essay development, standardized testing timeline and strategy, developing a resume of activities, letter of recommendation guidance, visiting colleges, discussing strategic application programs (early decision/early action/restricted early action), filling out applications, and making a final decision with thoughtful and reflective care.

Finally, our institutional position on the college admissions process centers on discovering the most competitive match/fit for each King student. As college students spend 90% of their time outside the classroom, it is imperative not only to seek a challenging and scholarly environment, but also one that feels comfortable and manageable both inside and outside the classroom.

We encourage you to contact us when questions arise and to explore the informative resources located in the parent and student portals to help you learn more about the college process.

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College Counseling in Action

King Seniors Announced as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

King Seniors (L to R) AJ Degrado, Oona Nash, and Ethan Marsh were announced on Wednesday, September 13, as semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Aj, Oona, and Ethan are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists named by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors top academic ability and potential for college success.

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On the Road to College: The Senior Dilemma

Kayla Lichtman '17 explains in Grade 12, the college counseling office becomes a senior's best resource. Counselors are there to make sure seniors get all their applications in on time, get the necessary recommendations, and help them fill out the common app.

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Congratulations to Class of 2017 Accepted Early Decision 1

Congratulations to 25 students from the Class of 2017 who were accepted Early Decision 1. This was an incredibly competitive year, with 51% of our senior class applying Early Decision 1. King is proud to announce the list of ED1 accepted schools, of which 98% are Phi Beta Kappa.

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