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.

  • Ransom Everglades Class of 2021 College Destinations

    The Class of 2021, and the places they are going!

    Ransom Everglades’ 163 seniors will be heading to 71 colleges and universities in 25 states and the District of Columbia this fall. Their varied destinations reflect their diverse interests and talents, and highlight their independence as scholars. You can see RE seniors’ college choices below and on the map here.
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  • Silver Knight nominees from RE

    RE nominates 13 for Silver Knight Awards

    Ransom Everglades nominated 13 students for the annual Silver Knight Awards competition that recognizes high school seniors for academic excellence, service, citizenship and achievement in various subject areas. In its 62nd year, the highly regarded recognition program is run by the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Schools throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties may nominate one student in each of 15 categories; winners will be announced this spring.

    The nominees were selected by the school's college counseling office with input from RE faculty and administrators.
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  • Daniel Jackson '21, Erik Medina '21, Zara Shapiro '21,┬áViviana Vela '21 and Rohit Yavagal '21

    Five RE seniors nominated for Presidential Scholars Program

    Daniel Jackson '21, Erik Medina '21, Zara Shapiro '21, Viviana Vela '21 and Rohit Yavagal '21 have been invited to compete for recognition in The United States Presidential Scholars Program, joining a distinguished group of 4,500 students across the nation identified for participation. The five seniors at Ransom Everglades did not apply individually for the program, and were not nominated by RE; students receive invitations based on academic achievement, their performance on the SAT or ACT or other elements of scholarship.
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College Counseling Team

List of 6 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
  • Photo of Claudia Jolivert

    Mrs. Claudia Jolivert 

    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Mrs. Umehani Hassan 

    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 programs for parents is offered to inform families about the college search and application processes.

    Freshmen students and parents attend “The Road Ahead” program during the spring semester where college planning resources are introduced laying the foundation for a successful college admissions journey. During sophomore year, multiple “Nuts & Bolts” programs educate families on a variety of topics designed to jumpstart their college search including an introduction to Naviance, our college planning technical tool.

    The College Counseling Office is open to underclassmen on an as-needed basis. Common questions concern standardized testing, summer programs and course scheduling. Through partnerships with advisory, college counselors are available to all underclassmen to answer any and all questions during the first two years of high school. 

  • Juniors

    Individual college counseling assignments occur during the fall semester of junior year. The kickoff event, our College Admissions Symposium, provides juniors and their parents in-depth insights into the admission process. The 18-month process will include frequent meetings between counselors, students and parents, along with continued class meetings, workshops and evening programs.

    Juniors are provided the opportunity to meet with college admissions representatives during fall visits to RE and in the spring at the AIMS College Fair, where over 250 colleges gather.

  • Seniors

    The College Counseling Office holds a series of senior workshops aiding students in all aspects of the college application process including composing effective personal statements and supplemental essays, completing the Common Application and applying for financial aid and scholarships. Mock alumni interviews and an application submit-a-thon are also signature events held during the fall semester.

    Throughout September and October, 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.