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.

  • Chanell Thomas, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Vanderbilt University

    RE parents study up on financial aid

    Ransom Everglades parents received guidance on how to navigate the college financial aid process during a remote meeting hosted by the school's college counseling office on October 14. Chanell Thomas, the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Vanderbilt University, provided an in-depth remote presentation on the financial aid process, covering topics ranging from sources of aid, applying for aid and schools' varying approaches to financial aid. At the end of the session, she took questions.

    View the presentation here.
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  • RE alumni offer mock interviews for the Class of 2022

    Twenty-one RE alumni and three parents conducted mock interviews with members of the Class of 2022 on September 19 to help prepare them for college admission interviews. More than 40 seniors took part. The interviews occurred throughout the upper school, and students received personalized feedback. RE's college counseling office organized the event in partnership with the school's advancement office.
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  • National Merit Semifinalists from the Class of 2022

    Thirty-five students receive National Merit recognition

    Fifteen Ransom Everglades seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists on September 15, a distinction achieved by less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States, as 20 others were named National Merit Commended Students. Semifinalists Dashiell DeStefano ’22, Rafa Dovarganes ’22, Noah Gold ’22, Isa Goyanes ’22, Amanda Harris ’22, Blythe Heller ’22, Nathan Knight ’22, Nikhil Kumar ’22, Gabe Mora ’22, Joseph Moskovitz ’22, Rylan Sadler ’22 (not pictured), Gideon Shaked ’22, Sabrina Shipley ’22, Dylan Stone ’22 and Lauren Zanarini ’22 have the opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded next spring. 
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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 

    Dean of the Senior Class, Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, History & Social Scien
  • 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
  • Photo of Umehani Hassan

    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.