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

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  • Makenzie Love '19, Anna Mistele '19, Margo Squire '19 and Valeria Vela '19

    Four seniors named National Merit Scholars

    Makenzie Love '19, Anna Mistele '19, Margo Squire '19 and Valeria Vela '19 were named 2019 National Merit Scholarship winners, joining just 2,500 seniors nationwide to receive the distinction from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the organization announced May 8. The four seniors were selected from a pool of some 15,000 finalists in the 64th-annual National Merit Scholarship competition.
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  • College case study night attracts parents, students

    Admission representatives from 12 colleges and universities guided Ransom Everglades parents and students through a mock college admission process on May 2, taking them behind the curtain to help them prepare for their own forays into the college process.
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  • Testing expert advises RE parents

    A national expert on standardized testing shared test-taking and test-preparation strategies with RE parents during a special evening college counseling event at the Lewis Family Auditorium on Feb. 5. Adam Ingersoll, the Co-Founder and Principal of the Compass Education Group in California, addressed the differences between the ACT and SAT, the SAT Subject Tests, colleges' reliances on results, optimal timing for testing and other typically vexing issues.
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College Counseling Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Claudia Jolivert

    Mrs. Claudia Jolivert 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Blair Betts

    Ms. Blair Betts 

    College Counseling Associate for Operations
  • Photo of Roger Caron

    Mr. Roger Caron 

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

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Ms. Aleny Garcia 

    Associate Director of College Counseling



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  • 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.


Five-Year College Admission Snapshot

The Ransom Everglades College Counseling team works to ensure all students matriculate to a college or university suited to their personalities and passions. The following highlights are for the classes of 2013 - 2017.

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  • Diversity

    seniors applied to
    324 different schools

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  • Forbes Top 100

    were admitted to Forbes Top 100 Best Colleges

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  • Out of State

    attended college out of state

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.