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.

  • 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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  • Erik DeAngelis, Senior Associate Director of Admission at Brown University

    Class of 2022 gathers for College Admission Symposium

    Ransom Everglades juniors and their parents gathered virtually on January 16 for a deep-dive into the upcoming college admission season during RE’s annual Junior College Admission Symposium. Families received a frank, lively and informative admission primer from Erik DeAngelis, Senior Associate Director of Admission at Brown University, and met in small groups with their newly appointed college counselors at RE.
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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
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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.