High School Counseling

Planning for high school is exciting. Our mission, to discover and nurture what is finest in each child, guides the process through which our students graduate and move on to their next steps. The high school admissions counselor works closely with families and students to help find a good fit and to serve as a resource, an advocate, and a supporter.

Experience shows that our graduates are well prepared academically and developmentally, and in many ways, the research, application, and decision making associated with the high school process is a culmination of the skills and attitudes your child has cultivated during their years at Mark Day School. We see our success in the fact that graduates attend up to 15 high schools each year and consistently report academic success, personal confidence, and positive engagement in school life across the board.

For many families, the high school selection will be the first big decision they make together, and the process can be an opportunity to reflect on your values around education and to help your child engage constructively in a life decision. Click below for some “pearls of wisdom” as well as practical first steps.

Dave Hickman

Upper School Director of Student Life and Learning
High School Placement Counselor