College Counseling at The Downtown School
Welcome to the DTS college counseling resource page! Here you will find the answers to many questions that parents and students ask, as well as a timeline suggesting what you should be thinking about at which stage of the college process. After reviewing the materials, please feel free to contact Sarah Murphy, Director of College Counseling, with any follow-up questions.
Director of College Counseling
College Counseling Mission Statement
“To guide students through choosing an appropriate post-secondary path that helps them take the next step toward life-long learning and becoming happy and fulfilled individuals. We aim to be student-centered and promote mental health and wellness throughout this process.”
Standardized Testing Mission Statement
“To help students select the fewest tests and test sittings possible to accurately reflect their strengths.”
How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims
Colleges that Change Lives, Loren Pope
The Truth About College Admissions: A Family Guide, Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark
Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward Fiske
The Importance of Fit
Read more about Stanford University’s Challenge Success’ research findings on the most important factors in choosing a college.
All Downtown School Juniors will take the PSAT at the Lakeside campus on October 16, 2019. The school handles registration and payment for this test. DTS will also offer an optional Mock-ACT on Monday, November 11.