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:

  1. instill the belief in our students that attending college is the norm and the expectation; 
  2. coach students' families throughout the college application/preparation process so that they are both aware of and involved in every step; 
  3. facilitate the college application process such that any obstacles on the path to matriculation are minimized to the greatest possible degree; 
  4. 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; 
  5. 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
American University
Amherst College
Babson College
Barnard College
Baruch College
Bates College
Bennett College
Boricua College
Borough of Manhattan  Community College
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College, Macaulay  Honors
Cazenovia College
City College
Clark Atlanta University
Colby College
College of Southern Nevada
College of Staten Island
Columbia College, South  Carolina
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Daemen College
Delaware State University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Farleigh Dickinson
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall  College
George Washington  University
Georgetown University
Guttman Community  College

Hamilton College
Hobart and William Smith      Colleges
Hofstra University
Howard University
Hunter College
Ithaca College
John Jay College
Johnson C. Smith University
Kingsborough Community  College
Lafayette College
LaGuardia Community  College
Lehman College
Long Island University
Manhattanville College
Medgar Evers College
Morehouse College
Morgan State University
Muhlenberg College
Nazareth College
New York City College of  Technology
New York University
Norfolk State College
Northeastern University
Pace University at  Pleasantville
Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
Queens College
Queensborough Community  College
St. John Fisher College
St. Joseph's College
St. Lawrence University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Spelman College
SUNY Albany

SUNY Binghamton  University
SUNY Brockport College
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Fashion Institute of  Technology
SUNY Mohawk Valley  Community College
SUNY Morrisville State  College
SUNY New Paltz College
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego State College
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Potsdam College
SUNY Purchase College
SUNY Stony Brook
Syracuse University
Tompkins Cortland  Community College
Trinity University, District of  Columbia
Trinity College, Connecticut
Union College
University of Chicago
University of Maryland,  College Park, Honors  Program
University of Virginia
Vaughn College
Virginia State University
Wells College
Wheaton College
Williams College
York College