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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 2018 Commencement Program

Class of 2018 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 96 members of the Class of 2018 were offered an impressive $12.5 million in merit-based scholarships. 224 merit scholarships were extended to our students.

Collectively, the Class of 2018 has received 449 offers of admission to 175 colleges and universities scattered among 37 states, the District of Columbia, and five countries (Canada, China, Singapore, United Kingdom, and U.S.A).

Class of 2018 Valedictorian

Ronak Gandhi

Class of 2018 Salutatorians

Kevin James and Thomas Ryu

Special Award Recipients

2018 Mary Jo Sloane Memorial Humanities Award Recipient: Ina Lee
2018 Christie Thornton Memorial Award Recipient: Luke Vasquez
2018 Navin Narayan Community Service Award Recipients: Jackson Key and Payton Prostok
2018 Trinity Valley School Award of Excellence Recipient: Allison Byrd

National Merit Finalists

4 National Merit Finalists
Ronak Gandhi
Maria Virginia “Ina” Lee
Kerry Mackenzie
Hijun “Thomas” Ryu

National Merit Commended

7 National Merit Commended
Connor Browne
Andrew Ekins
Daniel “Ross” Huck
Kevin James
Jackson Key
Christopher McCrary
Margaret Shumate

Community Service Hours Completed by the Class of 2018: 11,462

Notable College Matriculations for the Class of 2018: Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Notre Dame, Rice, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Yale

Top College Destinations for the Class of 2018: TCU (13), UT (11), SMU (5), A&M (3), Baylor (3), CU Boulder (3), OU (3)

Notable achievements for the Class of 2018: 2018 Miss Texas Teen (Brenna Flynn), McDonald’s All-American (Madison Williams), University of Texas Forty Acres Scholarship Recipient (Kerry Mackenzie)

Class of 2018 College Admittances:

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
American University
Angelo State University*
Arizona State University
Auburn University*
Austin College*
Austin Community College*
Baldwin Wallace University
Baylor University*
Belmont University*
Boston College*
Boston University*
California State University, Los Angeles
Calvin College
Carleton University
Carnegie Mellon University*
Clemson University*
Cleveland Institute of Music
College of William and Mary
Colorado State University*
Columbia College Chicago
Columbus State University
Concordia University - Montreal
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College*
Davidson College
DePaul University
DigiPen Institute of Technology*
Dillard University
Drexel University
Duke University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Emerson College
Emory University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College
Harding University
Hawaii Pacific University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Iowa State University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University*
Loyola University Chicago
Manhattanville College
Marquette University*
Maryville University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
McDaniel College
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Minerva Schools at KGI
Mississippi State University
Northeastern University
NYU Shanghai*
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University*
Old Dominion University
Otterbein University
Oxford College of Emory University
Pennsylvania State University*
Pepperdine University
Purdue University*
Quinnipiac University
Rhodes College
Rice University*
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Roosevelt University
Saint Louis University
Salve Regina University
Samford University
San Diego State University
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Savannah College of Art and Design*
Seattle University
Sewanee: The University of the South*
Smith College
Southern Methodist University*
Spelman College
St. Edward's University
Stanford University*
Syracuse University
Tarleton State University
Tarrant County Junior College
Texas A&M International University*
Texas A&M University*
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Texas Christian University*
Texas State University
Texas Tech University*
Texas Woman's University
The George Washington University*
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of Edinburgh*
The University of Iowa
The University of Oklahoma*
The University of Texas, Arlington*
The University of Texas, Austin*
The University of Texas, Dallas*
The University of the Arts
Trinity University*
Tufts University
Tulane University*
University of Arkansas
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Cambridge
University of Colorado at Boulder*
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Denver*
University of Georgia*
University of Houston*
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Miami*
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi*
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of North Carolina at Wilmington*
University of North Carolina School of the Arts*
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame*
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Oregon
University of Ottawa*
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego*
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida, Tampa
University of Southern California*
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of the Incarnate Word
University of the Pacific
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Virginia*
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
University of West Florida
Vanderbilt University*
Villanova University*
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Webster University
Wofford College
Yale University*
Yale-NUS College
York University

*student attending

(all data as of May 8, 2018)

Class of 2017 College Admissions Outcomes

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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

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