College Counseling

We're dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for what’s ahead.
College Counseling is dedicated to helping all of our students find their purpose and realize their potential for what’s ahead. The college search and application process is a journey of self actualization, identity formation, and life exploration. Our college guidance program is designed to lead our students to a clearer understanding of self as well as an understanding of the role and responsibility of the individual in relation to the FCDS community and society at large. 

The foundation of our practice is knowing our students. Through one-on-one meetings, thought provoking discussions, and the utilization of social-emotional and strengths assessments, we build strong and lasting relationships with our students in order to offer individualized counseling and strategies that will help students feel heard, supported, and empowered. 

While the college counselors are available to meet with and support the students and families of all FCDS students, the college search and application process formally begins in the fall of junior year. During this time, students meet with the college counseling office in full class meetings, smaller groups of 8-10 students, and one-on-one meetings. These meetings continue throughout senior year.

We are here to:

  • Encourage our students to explore the range of possibilities available and empower them to decide what is right for them
  • Nurture curiosity and self-exploration; counsel students on self-advocacy, setting realistic goals, and academic planning; create a school-wide atmosphere that celebrates students and their future plans across a broad range of options
  • Support students and their families through all aspects of the college search, application, and decision-making processes with attention to individual backgrounds, goals, strengths, abilities, and interests
  • Help students construct an appropriate list of colleges and post-secondary programs; guide students in thoughtful completion and timely submission of all aspects of their college applications; offer regular workshop hours to provide constructive feedback on essays, personal statements, short answers, resumes, financial aid, and scholarship applications; counsel on final decisions
Families in grades 9 through 12 may access more detailed information, including grade-level timelines and suggested readings, in the OnCampus College Counseling page.

We look forward to partnering with you during this exciting time in your child’s life!

Meet Our Team

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  • Katie Brewer

    Director of College Counseling
    336-945-3151 ext. 369
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  • RJ Hooker

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    336-946-1658
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  • Sam Bishop

    College Counseling Associate
    336-946-1661
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  • John Stubblefield

    Leadership Program Director
    336-946-1695
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What Our Parents Say

“What makes the college counselors so special is that during the stressful application process, they take care of all of the tough parts and we get to participate in the fun parts. The college counselors really get to know our children so that by senior year, they are armed and ready! Without a doubt, our college counseling program is worth the price of admission!”  – Jennifer, Parent ’17
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Forsyth Country Day School is committed to administering all education and employment activities without discrimination based on one’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.