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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 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 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

ACADEMIC SERVICES COORDINATOR

TINA HARPER

Academic Services Coordinator
817-321-0412
harpert@trinityvalleyschool.org

School CEEB Code

442572

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