College Counseling at Keystone
Keystone’s College Counseling Program is designed to prepare students to identify, apply, and matriculate at a college or university that is a good fit for their educational journey. The College Counselor is available to help students and families sort through the college search process by providing resources, advice, and support over their four years at Keystone. As an institution that deeply values learning, it is our hope that students will learn more about themselves through regular counselor meetings and intentional programming, and be better prepared to make a college decision in their senior year. We advocate for all of our students to the fullest extent, while also preparing them for the unpredictable nature of college admissions.
Our multi-faceted program includes:
Naviance – web-based application tracking system and college counseling portal for students, parents, and the Office of College Counseling. Families can log in here
Intensive Individual Counseling – formal meetings starting in the sophomore year, one-on-one advising available to all Upper School students
Recommendation Letters - carefully researched, and highly personalized counselor letter for each senior; meaningful letters from teachers who really get to know our students and are honored to write for them
Brown Bag Lunch Series – college counseling workshops conducted throughout the year addressing topics relevant to each grade level (9th – 12th)
Visits from College Admissions Representatives -- Reps from 80+ colleges from across the country and world visit Keystone’s campus each year to meet with our students; often these are the same reps who will be reading our students’ applications.
Special Programs/Events – parent coffees, financial aid seminar, young alumni panel discussions, practice SAT/ACT sessions, mock interviews, College Night for Juniors, Private Schools of San Antonio College Fair, and more
Extensive College Counseling Library -- wide variety of resources and books available for check-out covering all aspects of the college search and application process, test prep, financial aid, scholarships, and summer opportunities
College Counseling Staff
Director of College Counseling
210-735-4022 ext. 387
210-735-4022 ext. 301
CEEB Code for Keystone: 446158
Keystone School is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and we follow the Principles of Good Practice laid out by this association. Keystone School is also a member of the Texas Association of College Admission Counseling (TACAC) and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS).