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College Counseling

We seek to facilitate self-awareness in our students and to facilitate a research process of options available to them after High School graduation. Our goal is to support each student in identifying and being accepted into the choice that is his or her best fit. Options include colleges, universities, conservatories, art institutes, vocational programs, and apprenticeships. Also considered are planned gap years of work, travel, service, and experiential learning.

Emerson Waldorf School honors the individual student by providing personalized college and career counseling. Each of our students is destined for a different path; through our curriculum and through the guidance program, we strive to assist them in discovering and venturing out onto their paths. Students are guided in self-reflection and in identification of interests and priorities for post-graduation choices. As College Counselor, I present informative programs and seminars for students and parents, provide personalized counseling sessions, and bring representatives to visit EWS from colleges, universities, service, and travel programs. Individual guidance is provided for all students through the entire process of seeking and obtaining acceptance to a post-graduation path. The higher education admission process has become an intricate one, and I am committed to guiding both students and parents through it, from developing a college list to crafting the application to seeking financial resources and making the final choice.

In the fall I write an in-depth letter of recommendation for each senior, addressing academic, extracurricular and personal strengths and areas for growth. I also ensure that all necessary documentation is provided in support of applications. This includes transcripts, a detailed profile of EWS High School, and letters of recommendation from EWS teachers and coaches.

Ninety percent of EWS graduates do attend a four-year college, university, conservatory, or art institute immediately after high school graduation. The other ten percent will attend two-year institutions, work, travel, engage in service, or take a “gap year” before matriculating at a four-year college.

Please click on the following links for more detailed information about our counseling program.

Keianna Matthews, College Counselor
919-932-1195 •

College Acceptances for the Class of 2016

• Appalachian State University
• Berklee College of Music*
• Boston College
• Brandeis University*
• Capital University
• Dickinson College
• Eckerd College
• Elon University*
• Franklin & Marshall College*
• Goucher College
• Guilford College*
• Hollins University
• Juniata College
• Maine Maritime Academy
• Naropa University
• New College of Florida
• North Carolina State Univeristy*
• Oberlin College
• Quest University Canada (British Columbia)*
• Stetson University
• Susquehanna University
• UNC Asheville*
• UNC Chapel Hill*
• UNC Greensboro
• Virginia Tech
• Wake Forest University*
• Warren Wilson College*
• Western Carolina University
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute
* Student is matriculating

The Class of 2016 was offered over $400,000 in merit scholarships!