College Counseling

Our College Counseling Office, staffed with four full-time college counselors and a coordinator of student-athlete college recruitment, works to ensure all students matriculate to a college or university suited to their personalities and passions.

College Counseling News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Presentation on financing college from Williams College Director of Financial Aid Ashley Bianchi

    Busy month for college counseling

    Ransom Everglades’ College Counseling Office offered a host of opportunities in October to help RE students and parents navigate the college process. College counselors worked with seniors as they put the finishing touches on their college applications during a pair of Submit-a-thons as early deadlines neared in late October; upper school parents, meanwhile, received an insider’s look at financing college during an insightful virtual meeting with the Director of Financial Aid from Williams College.
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  • Yuhan Liu '21 and Viviana Vela '21

    Students recognized for AP exam excellence

    Two Ransom Everglades seniors – Yuhan Liu '21 and Viviana Vela '21 – won National AP Scholar recognition for their consistently excellent performance on multiple Advanced Placement exams during their high school years, as the College Board also commended dozens of their peers at RE.
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  • Ransom Everglades' 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

    Twelve RE seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

    Twelve Ransom Everglades seniors earned National Merit Semifinalist recognition, advancing in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program based on their performance on last year's PSAT exam. The students – Felipe Clavijo '21, Liam de Araujo '21, Margaret Dill '21, Alex Dray '21, Fahrenaz Hatami '21, Axel Hicks '21, Daniel Jackson '21, Bruce Jagid '21, Erik Medina '21, Gabe Pulido '21, Maya Rosen '21 and Viviana Vela '21 – scored in the top one percent of the 1.5 million who took the test nationwide in 2019.
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College Counseling Team

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Lew Stival

    Mr. Lew Stival 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Roger Caron

    Mr. Roger Caron 

    Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, History & Social Sciences Teacher, Coach
  • Photo of Daniel Creasy

    Mr. Daniel Creasy 

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Aleny Garcia

    Ms. Aleny Garcia 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Mr. Terry Giffen 

    College Counseling
  • Photo of Claudia Jolivert

    Mrs. Claudia Jolivert 

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Lyn Bernasco

    Mrs. Lyn Bernasco 

    Administrative Assistant for College Counseling


List of 3 items.

  • Freshmen & Sophomores

    Beginning in the ninth grade, a series of class meetings for students and evening sessions for parents is offered to inform families about the college application process.

    The College Counseling Office is open to underclassmen on an as-needed basis. Common questions concern standardized testing, summer programs and course scheduling. College Counselors do their best to be available to all students, prioritizing students in the senior and junior classes.
  • Juniors

    The College Deans Symposium starts the process for juniors giving students and their parents in-depth insights into the admission process.

    Individualized college counseling begins in the junior year. It’s an 18-month process that includes frequent meetings between counselors, students and parents.
  • Seniors

    A College Tour each year in June gives rising seniors a chance to visit a range of colleges and universities with their college counselors.

    Each fall, RE welcomes more than 100 admissions officers to campus, allowing students to learn about colleges in an intimate setting.

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.