We believe many schools can be a great fit for each of our students. There are hundreds of awesome colleges and universities, and lots of them will have the characteristics that our individual students need to be successful and happy while in college. While we don't believe in molding or "packaging" children or teens for a specific college or list of colleges, we do believe in finding and developing a list of the best schools for the person each of our students is and is growing to become.
Colleges today are looking for self-awareness. They seek creativity, curiosity, logical thinking skills, resourcefulness, perseverance, and resilience. They are not concerned with the ways each student acquires these important skills, and there is no formula for demonstrating or developing any of these specific traits, other than allowing teens the freedom to explore their own interests, make mistakes (and maybe make them again), and discover their purpose as they sort through their own philosophies and thoughts. Without this journey of thinking for themselves, questioning for themselves, learning from their failures, and developing their own brand of success, it is practically impossible for teens to develop into the independent thinking student that colleges are now recognizing will have the most success in their schools. Students must be encouraged to ask questions and be part of the decision-making process early on in their lives — and most certainly during the College Admissions and Applications process.