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.

  • Kirk Brennan, Leonard Satterwhite, Greg MacDonald

    College admission officials meet with Class of 2021

    Admission officials from three schools – Lafayette College, the University of Southern California and Washington and Lee University – met virtually with Ransom Everglades senior students and parents on September 3 to explain the changed landscape in college admissions because of the global pandemic, and offer tips on navigating the application process in 2020-21.
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  • RE seniors are heading to at least 65 schools in more than 25 states

    Seniors celebrate college choices on May 1

    RE seniors celebrated National College Signing Day on May 1 by planting virtual flags to mark their college matriculation decisions on the REmote College Destinations map. With nearly every decision in, the Class of 2020 is heading to 64 different colleges in more than 25 states. The flag celebration, organized by the school's college counseling office, honored the theme of the senior class: Quality over Quantity.
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  • Juniors benefit from Case Study Night

    Ransom Everglades juniors and their parents received an inside look at the college admission process during the College Admission Case Study night, a virtual event that enabled families to work side-by-side with 10 college admission officials from around the nation to evaluate a handful of mock applications.
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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.