High School Counseling

The high school counseling process is introduced to parents upon the conclusion of the 7th grade school year. The High School Admissions Counselors will present the various materials available to families so that they may explore the admissions process at their discretion. Students are invited to evaluate themselves and address areas for improvement. Conversations with students include the following:

  • Academics – Recognizing the importance of having a strong transcript with evidence of improvement.
  • Recommendations – Students are familiarized with recommendation forms that teachers and administrators have to complete, and discuss the importance of the character traits, skills and habits that are listed on those forms.

  • Interviews – Students have admissions counselors available to them for interview preparation and planning. A preparation session is available upon request.

  • Essays – As students begin working on the application process, high school admissions counselors and the 8th grade English teacher are available to serve as readers of essays prior to submission.

In the fall, every 8th grade family is invited to schedule a meeting with a Presbyterian School high school counselor. These meetings identify school options and facilitate the partnership between school and family during the high school admissions process. The meeting allows time for parents and students to ask questions about the process and understand the various responsibilities required of the family during the admissions season.

During the fall of 8th grade students and faculty visit private high schools together as a class. High schools are also welcome on campus to present information to the class during lunch. Students and families are encouraged to attend Open Houses and other high school admission events to get a better feel for each high school.  

Beyond PS

Presbyterian School graduates have been accepted to the following high schools and are continuing their education at the following colleges and universities.

High Schools

Alexander Smith Academy
Awty International School
Barbara Jordan High School
Bellaire High School
Carnegie Vanguard
Booker T. Washington High School
Carnegie Vanguard High School
Cristo Ray Jesuit College Preparatory
DeBakey High School for Health Professions
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart
Early College High School
The Emery/Weiner School
Energy Institute High School
Episcopal High School
George Bush High School
George Ranch High School
Heights High School
High School for Law and Justice
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Houston Christian High School
Incarnate Word Academy
Kashmere High School
The Kinkaid School
Lamar High School
Memorial High School
The Post Oak School
Reagan High School
Second Baptist School
St. Agnes Academy
St. Andrews Episcopal School (Austin, TX)
St. John’s School
St. Pius X High School
St. Stephen’s School
St. Thomas’ Episcopal High School
St. Thomas High School
Stafford High School
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Westbury Christian School
Westside High School
Wheatley High School
The Woodlands High School
Yates High School
YES College Preparatory School




Boarding Schools

Asheville School (NC)
Cate School (CA)
Chinquapin School (TX)
Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
Deerfield Academy (MA)
George School (PA)
The Governor’s Academy (MA)
Groton School (MA)
The Hill School (PA)
The Hotchkiss School (CT)
Kent School (CT)
The Landmark School (MA)
Lawrenceville School (NJ)
The Loomis Chaffee School (CT)
Middlesex Academy (MA)
Milton Academy (MA)
Oldfields School (MD)
Peddie School (NJ)
Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
Portsmouth Abbey (RI)
Principia School (MO)
Proctor Academy (NH)
Salisbury School (CT)
St. Albans School (DC)
St. Andrew’s School (DE)
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (TX)
Tabor Academy (MA)
Tilton School (NH)
The Thacher School (CA)
Virginia Episcopal School (VA)
The Webb Schools (CA)
Westminster School (CT)
Woodberry Forest School (VA) 



Abilene Christian University
Academy of Art in San Francisco
American University in Washington D.C.
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin College
Austin Community College
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Berry College
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
California Polytechnic State University
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Clark University
Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University
Colorado Christian College
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado Timberline Academy
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duke University
East Carolina University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Tech
Grambling State University
Grinnell College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hendrix College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Houston Baptist University
Houston Community College
Howard University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Kenyon College
King's College (London)
Knox College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Marquette University
Maryville University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Menlo College
Mercer College
Middlebury College
Midwestern State University
Millsaps University
Mount Holyoke College
Nebraska Weslayan University
New York University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Oral Roberts University
Pennsylvania State University
Philadelphia University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Purchase College, SUNY
Purdue University

Reed College
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sam Houston State University
Samford University
Santa Clara University
Santa Monica College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Scripps College
Seattle University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Skidmore College
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
St. Edward’s University
St. John’s University
St. Mary’s College
Stanford University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Texas A&M Galveston University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian Academy
Texas Christian University
Texas Military Institute
Texas Southern University
Texas Tech University
Texas Weslayan
The New School
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of California at Santa Cruz
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Houston - Downtown
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of North Caolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
West Texas A&M University
Westmont College
Wittenberg University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University