College Counseling

College counseling is an important aspect of life at Phelps. In the freshman year, our students are asked to think about what they might be interested in doing once they leave school. We urge the boys to begin to create lists of academic, athletic and extracurricular achievements that will become a personal profile, throughout their sophomore year. As juniors, along with timed and extended time SATs, the students take career and interest inventories, attend college fairs, visit actual campuses, write essays, investigate academic options and formalize a list of possible college choices.

By the time the boys are seniors, they will be completing applications and making final decisions. Parents’ participation throughout this entire process is not only encouraged but expected. The Headmaster, Director of the Academic Support Program and the Director of College Counseling and Placement are regularly available for casual conversation or in-depth discussion. Although some young men may opt for the world of work or to join the Armed Forces, it is our policy that upon graduation every Phelps student will have the opportunity to matriculate at a two or four year institution.

The Phelps School’s PSAT/NMSQT Website

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Laura Rup
Director of College Counseling

Or phone her at the School: 610-644-1754