The University Counselling Department is committed to providing a comprehensive and customized service to students in their high school years. We see our role as facilitating young men in making decisions for their future based on well-planned and careful research. For each graduating class, we have well-developed strategies and processes to direct students to resources during the periods of information gathering. As well, we monitor their progress during the application cycles and help refine their choices when making final decisions.
We meet each grade 10 student in order to help them discover more about themselves. We also explain how the academic and co-curricular programs at St. Andrew’s prepare students for admission to, and success in, their post-secondary studies. In subsequent years, we work with faculty, administration, and parents to provide forums for students to learn about different careers. Each fall, we host a Canadian Universities' Fair and facilitate numerous visits from university admission personnel from across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. We also arrange for students to tour a variety of university and college campuses in Canada and the U.S.
We believe our role is to guide, counsel, recommend, refer, suggest, and inform in a way that ultimately finds each student’s best fit for his future. Some boys seek our assistance daily; others we see weekly; and still others know and manage to decide independently. We are dedicated to seeing the development of each of our graduates’ self-understanding on his road to independence and future as a man who will be able to make positive contributions to the lives of others.