College Counseling

A former Belmont Hill faculty member often used a metaphor to express the school’s philosophy of college counseling. “Put college-related work and concerns in a box,” he advised, “and open that box only when necessary. For the rest of your time in Belmont Hill’s Upper School, keep the boxed closed and put your time and energy into all the exciting opportunities around you.”

The metaphor perfectly conveys Belmont Hill’s philosophy and methodology of college counseling. We believe that making a good college match is the product—not the object—of a student’s experiences in Belmont Hill’s classrooms and beyond. For that reason, one of our primary goals is to help students and their parents know when to open the box and when to close it. Our materials and communications focus on identifying significant and timely college-related activities.

We also believe that college match-making is most effective when students take charge of the process. Accordingly, a second important goal of our program is the engagement and empowerment of young men in Forms V and VI, so that they can take leadership in their own college process. At its best, the college process provides young people opportunities to learn more about themselves and the wide array of today’s post-secondary possibilities.

A third goal of our program is fostering the health of our families through the increasingly stressful college process. In pursuit of this goal, our work with students and their parents includes support and awareness of the mental health of students and their families.

In Belmont Hill’s college counseling program, we try to give “thinking outside the box” a new definition: with the college process carefully compartmentalized, our boys can focus on the challenges and delights of Upper School.

Colleges Accepting Members of the Class of 2017

Amherst College Miami University, Oxford
Babson College University of Miami
Bard College University of Michigan
Bates College Middlebury College
Bentley University New York University
Boston College University of NC, Chapel Hill
Boston University Northeastern University
Bowdoin College Northwestern University
Brown University University of Notre Dame
Bucknell University Penn State University
University of CA, San Diego University of Pennsylvania
Case Western Reserve University Pomona College
Colby College Princeton University
Colgate College Providence College
University of Colorado, Boulder Quinnipiac University
Colorado College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Columbia University Rice University
Connecticut College Roger Williams University
University of Connecticut University of Richmond
Cornell University Rollins College
Dartmouth College University of San Francisco
Davidson College Santa Clara University
Denison University Skidmore College
Dickinson College University of Southern California
Duke University Southern Methodist University
Eckerd College St. Lawrence University
Elon University Stanford University
Endicott College Temple University
Fairfield University Texas Christian University
Franklin & Marshall Trinity College
George Washington University Tufts University
Georgetown University Tulane University
Georgia Institute of Technology Union College
Gettysburg College University of Vermont
Hamilton College Villanova University
Harvard College Virginia Tech
Haverford College University of Virginia
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Wake Forest University
College of Holy Cross Washington & Lee University
Kenyon College Washington University in St. Louis
Kings College of London University of Washington
Lafayette College Wentworth Institute of Technology
Loyola Marymount University Wesleyan University
Loyola University Chicago College of William & Mary
MA Institute of Technology Williams College
University of MA, Amherst University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of MA, Lowell Worcester Polytechnic University
McGill University Yale University

Meet Our College Counselors

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College Matriculation: 2012-2015

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