College Counseling

College Counseling at Sage Hill

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  • A Unique, Four-Year Program That Fulfills Two Purposes

  • First, we ensure that our students make the most of their time in high school by engaging in academic and co-curricular pursuits that prepare them for college. 
  • Second, we offer a highly personalized, student-centered college application process focused on helping each student find the best college fit based on their academic profile, aspirations, talents and interests.
Every year, Sage Hill students are accepted to some of the most selective colleges in the country, including Stanford, MIT, Ivy League universities, USC, and University of California campuses, as well as top liberal arts colleges like Amherst and Williams. Yet, we believe that college admission is not a prize to be won, but a match to be made. We measure success not just by the number of acceptances but by the appropriateness of each match.
With one counselor for every 34 students, every student receives ample attention.

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  • 9th Grade

    College counseling begins informally to ensure that students make the most of their time at Sage Hill, in both academics and co-curricular activities. Sage Hill’s Associate Director of 9th and 10th Grade College Counseling offers small group meetings and workshops for students to craft a four-year Academic Plan, and presentations for parents before they formally embark on the college admissions journey.
  • 10th Grade

    Students and their parents meet privately with the Associate Director of 9th and 10th Grade College Counseling to refine their Academic Plan. Grade-specific informational meetings for students and families continue to guide the process.
  • 11th Grade

    Each junior is assigned to a college counselor, who advises students on standardized testing, college visits, summer activities, and other important factors in the process. Each family meets privately with their counselor to begin developing a target list of colleges based on the student’s unique personality, learning style, goals, and other preferences.
  • 12th Grade

    By senior year, our counselors know each student well and write meaningful letters of recommendation that make applications stand out. During the summer before senior year, students attend optional essay and application workshops led by our counselors. In the fall, admission representatives from more than 140 colleges and universities visit Sage Hill and meet with our students in small sessions. Students learn more about the colleges and have the opportunity to get to know the individual who will likely read their applications. When students finalize their application lists, our counselors ensure transcripts, teacher recommendations, and other required elements are submitted to each college in a timely manner. Finally, when admission results are received, our counselors help our students choose the best college fit.

Links, Downloads & Resources

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  • Additional Resources & Information

How to Obtain Transcripts

Current Sage Hill students can obtain transcripts from the College Counseling office by contacting Pavle Filipovic at

If you are a Sage Hill graduate, or a past student, you can obtain your transcripts as follows:
  • Official Transcripts - We are happy to send Official Transcripts directly to the college of your choice. Please email our Registrar, Lynette Swanson, at with your name and school to which you are applying.
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are available and can be requested through our Registrar, Lynette Swanson, at with your name.

Meet the College Counseling Office

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    Frank Smith 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Annalise Miyashiro

    Annalise Miyashiro 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Lauren Popkowski

    Lauren Popkowski 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Alyssa Flynn

    Alyssa Flynn 

    Associate Director of 9th and 10th Grade College Counseling, 10th Grade Lead Class Advisor
  • Photo of Cassie Fuenmayor

    Cassie Fuenmayor 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Pavle Filipovic

    Pavle Filipovic 

    Aquatics Coordinator, College Counseling Coordinator, Head Coach Boys' Water Polo, Head Coach Swim

Sage Hill School

Sage Hill School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other School administered programs.