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College Counseling

Choosing a college is not a singular event for students, but rather part of an ongoing process of self-awareness and self-exploration. At Trinity Valley School, our highly experienced college counselors are dedicated to educating and guiding families through this pivotal phase of each student’s academic journey. Collaboratively, they prepare our students for the rigors of an ever-changing and competitive college search and application process through a variety of programs offered throughout the year.

While our college counselors are easily accessible to all upper school students, they begin working with students in earnest in the winter of the junior year. Our college counselors are committed to learning about each student’s unique talents, interests, passions, and skills, which helps to prepare the student and family for a competitive college application process.

Our college counselors remain updated on national and global admission trends. In addition to welcoming more than 100 college representatives from around the world to our campus each year, they continue to establish and maintain relationships with college/university deans, directors, and admission representatives through various college fairs, campus visits, and regional and national conferences. They are also active members of several admissions and college counseling-related associations including the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling.

Class of 2017 College Admissions Outcomes

Each year, seniors at Trinity Valley School have a wide array of college admission offers from which to choose. In recognition of their academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement both on campus and throughout Fort Worth, the 87 members of the Class of 2017 were offered an impressive $14.5 million in merit-based scholarships. 246 merit scholarships were extended to our students.

Collectively, the Class of 2017 received 406 offers of admission to 145 colleges, universities, and West Point.

The graduates will attend 53 different colleges or universities.

National Merit Finalists
6 National Merit Finalists; Highest Number in Fort Worth
Fintan Browne
William Dou
Timothy Im
Brian Liao
William Pickell
Lara Turan

2 National Merit Scholarship Recipients
William Dou
Lara Turan

Many 13-year students: 40 of the 87 seniors have attended Trinity Valley School since kindergarten.

As a group, this class has accrued over 10,659 hours of volunteer service to our community, with 43 class members having completed more than 100 hours of service.

This group excelled in the fine arts, winning numerous state and national awards in writing, visual arts, debate, and theatre. Three young men earned the right to be called Eagle Scout.

Impressive athletic achievements:

  • Three-sport athletes throughout Upper School: 8
  • Played at least one sport during senior year: 58
  • Signed to play collegiate football: 1

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COLLEGE COUNSELING

KIM PONDROM

Co-Director of College Counseling
817-321-0147
pondromk@trinityvalleyschool.org


MARK WELLS

Co-Director of College Counseling
817-321-0142
wellsm@trinityvalleyschool.org


NATALIE TIMSON

College Counseling Coordinator
817-321-0149
timsonn@trinityvalleyschool.org

ACCOMMODATIONS COORDINATOR

SUSAN VEST

College Board and ACT Accommodations Coordinator
817-321-0138
vests@trinityvalleyschool.org

School CEEB Code

442572

Upcoming College Counseling Events