College Counseling

Patrick Tassoni Jr.

Director of College Counseling

I have spent my professional life as an educator, and will always consider myself a teacher. One of the most meaningful experiences of my life was studying in India as a Fullbright-Hays Teacher-Scholar. I began my college journey as a student-athlete at BYU and transferred to Lawrence University, where I received my BA in Art and Anthropology; from there, I began teaching in Chicago. After receiving my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from DePaul University, I had the pleasure of developing the college counseling program at Northside College Preparatory High School and teaching in the Graduate School of Education at DePaul University. After 20 years at Northside, I joined the American School of Dubai College Counseling team, where I provided leadership for the college counseling office. I enjoy beach volleyball, kitesurfing and paddleboarding on both coasts of Florida.
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 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.