Spring is here and college placement is a priority at The Storm King School, especially for our juniors and seniors. On Tuesday, April 4, representatives from 15 American colleges and universities converged on the Mountain to have a power lunch with our students. As everyone enjoyed their food, students had the opportunity to visit with schools of interest as close as New York and as far away as California, including Adelphi University, Fairleigh Dickinson, Marquette University, SUNY at Buffalo, University of New Haven, and Whittier College among others.
The event was organized by SKS College Counselor and psychology teacher Jim Leppla to help students who are in the initial, exploratory stages of the college application process begin to identify potential schools that appeal to them. “The process of deciding on a college can be daunting, especially for students who are new to the process,” said Leppla. “Events like these have a casual, no-pressure atmosphere that help students get over any initial anxiety they may have about talking to colleges. It’s good practice,” he said.
The mission of the college counseling program at The Storm King School is to educate and advise students, parents and guardians on the American college experience. Our objective is to guide each student in selecting the most appropriate colleges or universities that match their talents and potential and to assist them during the application process. Mr. Leppla and the student advisors are very active during the spring , both in organizing college presentations and visits, as well as working one-on-one with students and parents.