All SLJ students experience a series of regular college readiness lessons and activities in Advisory as well as opportunities to meet one-on-one and in small groups with our team of College & Career advisors.
These advisors get to know students personally and help them identify and enact the most rigorous post-high school plan possible.
Our College & Career team undertakes to:
- instill the belief in our students that attending college is the norm and the expectation;
- coach students' families throughout the college application/preparation process so that they are both aware of and involved in every step;
- facilitate the college application process such that any obstacles on the path to matriculation are minimized to the greatest possible degree;
- provide enrichment opportunities to supplement classroom learning, to prepare students academically and socially for the college experience, curtail summer melt, and provide skills such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and self-advocacy;
- support alumni in their efforts to persist in and complete their undergraduate degree.
SLJ’s current College & Career programs
Pre-College Opportunities – Study abroad, residential college programs, arts & culture, STEM, paid internships, leadership development.
College Access Program – SAT prep, mandatory college prep workshops during summer before senior year, individualized application and financial aid support, essay-writing workshops, parents’ nights and individual counseling, financial literacy curriculum, college transition counseling.
College Campus Visits – Visits for each grade to local colleges to meet with admissions officers, and learn about the application process; juniors apply to attend a five-college overnight trip.
Career Prep – Lunch With Lawyers monthly speaker series, resume and networking workshops, career days, post-college transition counseling and support for non-college bound students.
SLJ students currently attend or have graduated from...
Alfred State College
American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn College, Macaulay Honors
Clark Atlanta University
College of Southern Nevada
College of Staten Island
Columbia College, South Carolina
Delaware State University
Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University
Guttman Community College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
John Jay College
Johnson C. Smith University
Kingsborough Community College
LaGuardia Community College
Long Island University
Medgar Evers College
Morgan State University
New York City College of Technology
New York University
Norfolk State College
Pace University at Pleasantville
Pennsylvania State University
Queensborough Community College
St. John Fisher College
St. Joseph's College
St. Lawrence University
SUNY Binghamton University
SUNY Brockport College
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College
SUNY Morrisville State College
SUNY New Paltz College
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Oswego State College
SUNY Potsdam College
SUNY Purchase College
SUNY Stony Brook
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Trinity University, District of Columbia
Trinity College, Connecticut
University of Chicago
University of Maryland, College Park, Honors Program
University of Virginia
Virginia State University