Academics

College Counseling

While the goal of college counseling is to help our girls gain admission to an institution of higher education that reflects the best fit for their individual interests and aspirations, our counselors also focus on self-awareness, self-advocacy, confidence and achieving a healthy balance in life.

Highlights from the Class of 2019

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  • 80%

    Accepted Into Their Top Choice Schools
  • 20%

    Attending an Ivy Plus School (Includes Stanford)
  • 40%

    Accepted to Most Highly Selective Schools in the Country (Admit Rates of 15% or Lower)

Guidance and Support

Students learn to take responsibility for researching colleges, completing applications, meeting deadlines and registering for tests. With guidance and support, college counselors actively engage with students and families as they learn about and navigate their college options. It is important for all - students, parents, guardians, faculty and counselors - to collaborate with honest communication, an open mind, and a positive outlook.

Every Baldwin girl has her own unique experiences to reflect upon and an exciting journey ahead. College counseling supports students throughout the Upper School years to help girls realize their full potential and take hold of the range of opportunities available to them.

Meet our Counselors

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  • Valerie Marchand Welsh

    Valerie Marchand Welsh

    Director of College Counseling
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  • Niki Applebaum Johnson

    Niki Applebaum Johnson

    Co-Director of College Counseling
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Our Philosophy

Embrace the Journey

Our college counseling process is personalized and reflective. Rigorous academics and rich exposure to extra-curricular activities culminate in a college search process that is supportive, inspirational and has the future of each Baldwin student at its core.

The college search and application process should be one that is inspirational and about possibilities. While the goal of college counseling is to help our girls gain admission to their top choice schools, we work with them to find institutions of higher education that reflect the best fit for their individual interests and aspirations, while also focusing on self-awareness, confidence, and achieving a healthy balance in life.