As a top college prep school in the Northeast, the Trinity-Pawling community works together each year to provide students with the guidance and support they need to find success in college and beyond. The dedicated college counseling team has an individualized, student-centered approach as they thoughtfully guide each student through the college selection process — from researching and visiting to applying and interviewing. As the recent graduates from the Class of 2019 can certainly confirm, Co-Directors of College Counseling Slade Mead, Scott Harff, and their team work tirelessly to keep the college application experience efficient, focused, and rewarding.

The Class of 2019 applied to 319 different colleges this year. A total of 866 applications were submitted, with 32 Early Decision applications and 248 Early Action applications. Now with graduation behind us, and all college commitments finalized, the College Counseling team has a chance to reflect on the year.

“I’d like to thank the Class of 2019 for sharing their stories with Mr. Mead and me throughout the year,” shared Harff. “The college process is a very vulnerable and intimidating experience. Each and every student opened up and took healthy risks; in doing so they made their college search and application process that much more rewarding.”

Mead and Harff also acknowledged the efforts put into the Senior Independent Projects this year — an important component of every college application. “Each year, the curriculum builds upon itself,” explained Harff. “This year was no exception and I truly believe that the students in the class of 2019 had the most formative experiences yet!”

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, 73 members of the Class of 2019 received their diplomas from Trinity-Pawling School and will go on to higher education, including Dartmouth College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, Williams College, and many more. View the full matriculation list on our website.

On behalf of the College Counseling team and all faculty, staff, and students at Trinity-Pawling, we’d like to congratulate the Class of 2019 and wish you continued success in the future!

by Emma Christiantelli