The College Counseling office serves as a partner and advocate as families progress through the college search process. The preparation for college begins upon entering ninth grade. Each student's curriculum is carefully and individually crafted annually, establishing a foundation for future success in college. Faculty and the college counselors, assisted by the Advisory program, guide each student at every stage of planning.
The college process at TMS begins in earnest in September of the junior year. A series of meetings, assignments, and workshops, both individual and group, are offered throughout the year to keep each student informed and on schedule. As students and parents are counseled through this very exciting time, The Meadows approach is to serve the students' best interests, with emphasis on finding a good match. A group of colleges is identified for each student based on where his or her interests and talents will be developed fully. This is not accomplished quickly or without energy and considerable effort. Students and parents are encouraged to be active participants in the counseling program and to treat the search process as they would any long-term research project: with regular attention and a frequent re-examination of objectives.
By providing accessibility, skilled counseling, and appreciable experience and expertise, students and parents are empowered to make informed decisions and identify colleges and universities where they will find their "right fit."
"Throughout high school I knew without a doubt I would attend a Southern California School - going to the East Coast never crossed my mind. My college counselor urged me to explore other options and his advice led me to the wonderful, eye-opening experience I had at Princeton."