Putnam Science Academy considers the college search and placement process to be an integral part of a student's Putnam Science education. Specifically, College Counselors work closely with juniors, seniors, and postgraduates to find the best match between the student and a potential university. Through student-centered advising, students are encouraged to develop independence, critical thinking and self-reflection. They are supported by counselors as they take the lead in their college search, application and selection process. At a critical time for growth in a young adult’s life, counselors focus on the expectation that all students will develop, throughout their Academy experience, a full sense of autonomy and responsibility as they plan out a range of options for life after the Academy.
Within our intentionally small school community, counselors are an integral part of the caring team of adults who aid and support student development. It is about building meaningful relationships with students through formal and informal meetings and program activities.
As College Counselors, we work diligently to make our presence known in every aspect of boarding school life. Often, we are found in the classrooms giving lessons, involved in dorm living, and running after school clubs and activities. We highly value the collaborative process between students, teachers, counselors, and families to create both a nurturing and educational environment here at Putnam Science Academy. Therefore, we are open to suggestions and ideas from the entire Putnam Science community to ensure each student’s happiness and success while at school and beyond.