Preparing for College in a BFA Program
Preparation and Application Steps for High School Students Interested in Pursuing the Visual and Performing Arts
The earlier a student can identify that they wish to pursue a course of study in the visual or performing arts the better. Read More
Summer arrives and with it, sleeping in, lazy days, time with friends, relaxing and enjoying the freedom of extra time time —- before the stress of Senior year and college applications hit. Read More
For many of us (including the bears of course), the winter months call for hibernation and rest. Activity often shifts from doing to thinking, planning (or even worrying!) which makes this the perfect time for a junior in high school to begin his or her college list. Read More
Are you done with your applications? Congratulations! Let the celebration begin!
AND... you are actually not done yet...
What's next? Keep the following in mind over the next few months to ensure that you complete the application process successfully. Read More
Take any game: it comes with rules and directions to follow. There is a start and a finish, an allotted amount of time to play within, and a team or player who wins or loses. If you do not follow the rules, you are not allowed to continue to play and there may be penalties. Read More
When I first saw "Meg" back on her high school campus after her freshman year studying at a university 'across the pond', I rushed over to greet her, smiling widely, and asked, "How are you? How was your first year?" Immediately I could feel this lovely young woman's heart shrink. Read More
I just finished reading an excellent article by Winnie Hu that was published in the NY Times five years ago. In her article, Ms. Hu asks the question, "As Honor Students multiply, who really is one?" In an age where students get a blue ribbon for showing up, what does it actually mean to be a "student of honor"? Read More
At the very onset of my work with parents and students, I like to introduce the concept of holding mindfulness throughout the college application process. Often, this idea is met with - at best - a bit of smirking, and at worst - downright doubtful antipathy. Read More
Commencement Speech to the Class of 2015, Shining Mountain Waldorf High School
June 5, 2015
It is a true honor and an immense pleasure to be here with you all today. I look back with more and more fondness as each year passes on my time at this wonderful school. Read More
"Please follow the signs". During my driving trip up north this past holiday weekend, this construction road sign caught my eye many a time and gave me pause. Read More