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|THE COLLEGE COUNSELING process at Watkinson involves an ongoing series of interviews, discussions, and evaluations; a thorough and realistic assessment of each student’s goals, achievements, academic records, and extracurricular activities; and a powerful presentation to colleges of everything a student has to offer.|
Beginning with the Thumbprint Program in the ninth grade, followed by the Tenth-grade Exhibition, and then culminating in the college search process during the junior and senior years, our goal is to enable our students to find the right match with a school that truly “fits.”
Our philosophy is to help each applicant take charge of his or her own search. We pride ourselves on helping students and their families understand the admissions process; we strongly encourage each student to dream about the future, set goals to help those dreams come true, and be diligent in their research for the right step after earning a Watkinson diploma.
|Checking in with Maddie Panella '08|
by Lauren F. '10
Madeline Panella came to Watkinson in 2006 going into her junior year. Although she was only here for two years, she feels like Watkinson really had a significant role in her preparation for college. Maddie now attends Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is majoring in art therapy.
Maddie feels like she is more prepared than most of her peers in her classes at Lesley. She says, “Watkinson really prepared me with long-term assignments. I ask questions and talk to my professors if I’m having trouble, and I notice not many other kids do that. I feel like I am more independent than my peers. I think Watkinson gave me a really good foundation to being in college.”
Socially, Maddie feels like Watkinson encouraged her to be herself around others. Watkinson is very accepting of who people are, and this made Maddie feel comfortable with herself at school. Also, she learned how to be patient and tolerant of other people. When asked if Watkinson could have prepared her better in a certain area, Maddie couldn’t think of anything. Maddie stated, “Looking back, Watkinson was the turning point in my high school career. When I graduated, I felt like I was on top of the world. I finally felt like I was a good student, like people actually cared about what I had to say. Watkinson made me comfortable with who I was, and with what would come next in my life.”