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Doane Academy's curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates for college and life.
To that end, the college counseling office guides each student through the process of identifying colleges and making the right match. This process can be fun, exciting, exhausting, educational, frustrating, and rewarding – and in many cases are all of these.
Embracing the school’s mission that each student possesses a unique potential, it is this unique potential that guides the college process and makes it individual to each student. There are no given “right” colleges, just a right fit which aligns each student’s needs, talents, interests and aspirations.
Through our College and Career Prep Classes for the junior and senior classes, the students are guided, counseled and encouraged throughout the process with the goal of having each student take the reins and find their own path to the school that best fits them.
"The Doane Academy team, especially Mrs. Henry, made a daunting process easy and exciting. I am so thankful to the school for backing my decisions and guiding me through it all."
- Sean Hargrow '22 - Yale University
We encourage families to begin thinking about life after Doane early. That said, we believe that it is important for families to balance the understandable desire to find the right college with the value of learning for its own sake.
From informal meetings beginning in 9th grade and continuing through our College and Career Prep Classes for the junior and senior classes, the students are guided, counseled and encouraged throughout the process with the goal of having each student take the reins and find their own path to the school that best fits them.
Director of College Counseling
Although each person’s journey through the process is unique, we encourage students to consider the following timetable as they explore their future in our upper school.