College Counseling

Working together to choose the right path.

The Steward School approaches college counseling like running a marathon—lots of planning, training, and research are incorporated before the “main event” even begins. Navigating this process requires perseverance and guidance, not just for seniors, but throughout Upper School. Starting in ninth grade, students and parents have access to the Naviance system, which is an organizational tool to help students navigate the college application process, and find guidance in determining the path on which they belong.

Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend meetings with college representatives who visit the Steward campus and, as early as freshman year, students begin touring colleges as a class for field trips. The overnight junior college tour is often the most important component of the application process because the students are exposed to a variety of school types—public/private, small/large, urban/rural—in a short amount of time. Students use these examples to consider what type of school really fits them, which helps guide the counselor’s recommendations through the rest of the process.

Class of 2018 College Acceptances

The 52 members of the Class of 2018 will attend 32 different colleges and universities (noted in bold), and the list of schools where they were accepted is most impressive.

American University
Appalachian State University
Belmont University
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Berry College
Boston University
Bridgewater College
Carnegie Mellon University
The Catholic University of America
Christopher Newport University
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Cornell University
Drexel University
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Emory & Henry College
Ferrum College
Flagler College
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Goucher College
Hampden-Sydney College
Indiana University at Bloomington
James Madison University
Liberty University
Longwood University
Louisiana State University

Loyola University Maryland
Lynchburg College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University, Oxford
Neumont College of Computer Science
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Queens University of Charlotte
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Reynolds Community College
Rhodes College
Roanoke College
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
San Jose State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shenandoah University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Temple University
TOVO Academy/Barcelona Language College
Tulane University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of California, Davis

The University of California, Irvine
The University of California, San Diego
The University of California, Santa Barbara
The University of California, Santa Cruz
The University of Delaware
The University of Georgia
The University of Kentucky
The University of Mary Washington
The University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Vermont
University of Virgin Islands
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wofford College

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Did You Know?

$5.7 mil.

The Class of 2018 earned $5,713,256 in merit scholarships.


Meet the Office

Heather Jeter
Director of College Counseling (804) 740-3394, ext. 5536

Jen Wilkerson
College Counselor (804) 740-3394, ext. 5532

Kathi Campbell
College Counseling Assistant (804) 740-3394, ext. 5334

Heidi Thompson
Registrar (804) 565-2318

College Board Code

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Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15


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