College Bound Initiatives


The goal of the College Bound Initiatives department is to lead the college search and application process, inspire Scholars to seek “best fit” colleges, collaborate with independent school counselors, educate and prepare families for the transition to college. While Scholars receive intensive support specifically geared toward preparing them for the college application process beginning in their junior year, Oliver is intentional in creating a college-going culture and building college readiness skills beginning in middle school through high school.

Program Highlights

Day Trips and Overnight College Tours
On-Campus Visits to College Freshmen
One-on-one college counseling
SAT and ACT Prep
Intensive College-Level Writing Workshop
Financial Aid Workshops and Support
Advocacy with Colleges on Behalf of Scholars and their Families
Networking and Social Events


Graduates from Oliver's Class of 2019 have matriculated into the following institutions:

Amherst College

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Baruch College

Bowdoin College

Colby University

Cornell University

Dickinson College

Franklin & Marshall College

Ithaca College

Lehigh University

Muhlenberg College

Northwestern University

Princeton University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Skidmore College

Swarthmore College

The City College of New York

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

The State University at Buffalo

The State University at New Paltz

Tufts University

Union College

University of Pennsylvania

Wesleyan College

Williams College