College Placement

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College Guidance

The College Guidance Office is committed to supporting students and parents alike with each important step on this exciting journey of exploration and discovery. From the introspective beginnings of the search, to collaborating as we identify appropriate college choices, to encouraging students as they put their best foot forward in their applications, and finally, to listening and counseling as they make their decisions on where to attend, we take pride in our attentiveness to the needs and care of each individual. Our greatest rewards come as we watch our students gain in self-awareness and confidence, knowing they are prepared to thrive as scholars, community members, and servant leaders in college and beyond.

Throughout the college admissions process, the chief concern is giving each student – and his or her family – tools to help find the right match: that institution best suited to offer academic and personal challenge appropriate to that student’s abilities and interests following graduation from the Waldorf School of Garden City. The College Office provides support at this pivotal point in our students’ lives when they are asserting their independence, defining their dreams for the future, and preparing for the transition to college.


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The High School’s Advisory program aims to nurture the whole individual, operating on the premise that a student is more likely to succeed with a strong network of support and a committed adult advocate within the school. At the heart of the program is the student’s relationship with the advisor, cultivated throughout the student’s four years of high school. Advisory supports the personal and academic progress of each student while also fostering a sense of community within the advisory group and beyond.

 Selected College Acceptances 2016

American University

American University of Paris

Bard College

Bates College

Bennington College

Bentley University

Binghamton University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Buffalo State College of SUNY

Clark University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of William and Mary

Columbia University

CUNY Macaulay Honors College

Dartmouth College

Dickinson College

Earlham College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emerson College

Emory University

Evergreen State College

Fordham University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Mason University

Gettysburg College

Goucher College

Green Mountain College

George Washington University

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Howard University

Johns Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Loyola University

Manhattan College

Marist College

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mount Holyoke College

Muhlenberg College

New York University

Occidental College

Parsons: The New School for Design

Pratt Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of Visual Arts Tufts University

Skidmore College

Smith College

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Michigan

University of Rochester

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Wellesley College

Williams College