Hackley’s three college counselors, who represent more than 50 years of college admissions and counseling experience, each advise approximately 30-35 students per class, an enviable student-to-counselor ratio. We teach all juniors in our required Introduction to College course and get to know them individually through multiple meetings in both junior and senior years. We visit college campuses regularly, and we connect with admissions officers at Hackley, at professional conferences, and during the admissions evaluation process.
We also offer one other thing: a healthy perspective. While many of our students attend the most selective colleges in the nation, we believe it is more important that students find collegiate programs that “fit” them, regardless of the college’s brand name. We believe strongly in the “win-win scenario” – that every student can find great matches in colleges that represent a range of admissions selectivity. Hackley is a rigorous school with high-achieving students, but we do things a little bit differently: we celebrate learning, growth, friendship, community, and the “college fit” rather than our “college list.”