We believe that choosing a college is an opportunity for students to further develop interests, define talents, and explore their own individual ideas, dreams and values.
In keeping with the Friends philosophy of honoring the individual and their unique interests and talents, the College Counseling office works with students and their families throughout their high school experience to ensure that each student’s needs are met individually beyond graduation.
While the Director of College Counseling is the primary person responsible for shepherding students through the college process, there is a larger, more integrated team. Teachers, advisors, tutors, and even the Head of School are involved in regular, ongoing conversations about our students’ college goals. English teachers provide feedback and advice on college essays. Advisors help brainstorm ideas for additional colleges students may want to consider. Math teachers help tutor students and improve their SAT scores. The Head of School meets with the Director of College Counseling to stay up to date on each senior's ever-evolving plans. At Tandem Friends, the college process is truly a team effort!