An independent co-ed day school for grades Pre K-12

College Guidance

The College Guidance Office at Greens Farms Academy offers personalized professional guidance through the intricacies of the college admission process. Our philosophy as college counselors at GFA is simple. Holistic match between the student and colleges is most important. Throughout the search process, through self-evaluations, family and individual meetings, the College Seminar Series throughout the junior and senior year, and research, students learn about themselves as they learn about prospective colleges. Each student is respected and valued as an individual who has distinct interests and special strengths. Admission to any particular institution is not guaranteed. Accordingly, College Guidance works with each student and family to develop a list of colleges to match individual talents with the unique resources of colleges and universities. Furthermore, throughout the year College Guidance hosts formal information programs as well as informal gatherings in an effort to keep GFA families well-informed about the changing dynamics of competitive college admission. Our guidance helps the students and their family work together for the pursuit of the student’s highest aspirations as they travel the amazing journey of self-discovery that is intertwined with figuring out which colleges are best matches.

"I really enjoyed the way it was left up to me to do the major decisions, while I still had the support of the office. They could always be counted on for positive vibes. Special thanks to Mr. Pina, my counselor, for the many meetings with my parents and understanding our wants, but also to Mr. Olins for filling in some classes and answering questions, and finally to Mrs. Shairer for always being available and extremely helpful."  
Student from the class of 2014

College Guidance Office

Michael Pina
Director of College Guidance

David Olins
Associate Director of College Guidance


Alex Wellman
College Counselor


Jennifer Shairer
Office Manager, Testing Coordinator


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