Summary: The Philosophy of Kimball Union Academy’s College Advising Office
“Independence and Interdependence”
In keeping with Kimball Union Academy’s objective to foster independence within a context of interdependence, the College Advising Office strives to educate, guide, support, and advise students as they go through the process of self-assessment, research, application, and college choice. We celebrate and honor the diversity of achievements, interests, aspirations, and backgrounds our students represent, and as such we work tirelessly to support our students’ applications to a wide variety of colleges and universities.
Our goal is to help students find a group of colleges that meets their individual needs — academic, social, athletic or artistic. We try to help students to find colleges that best fit them, not merely those that have the highest “name recognition.” A “great school” is first and foremost a “great match.”
We invite students and parents to take full advantage of the abundant resources offered by KUA’s College Advising Office, working together to identify these “great matches.” While the search is a collaborative process, ultimately it is the student who will be going to college. To that end, we expect and empower each student to be the leader in this process and to take initiative. Each student will own his or her process from start to finish.