College Counseling

The college counseling program at Graded is designed to support students as they make the transition on to higher education. This process can and should be, an exciting time of self-discovery and exploration.

We encourage students to focus on finding the "right college match." For our students, that means identifying and applying to colleges and universities where they will be intellectually challenged and socially engaged; schools which will encourage and inspire them as learners, thinkers, and citizens.

Applying to college is a process of discovery, of pondering who you are and who you want to become, of contemplating what role you want to play in the larger world.  The college search is, in essence, an extended research project, which will require students to look within themselves for many of the answers. Students will need to learn to identify and assess themselves, set priorities, and make major decisions. How a student navigates through this process is just as important as where they end up.  Along the way, students will develop and hone skills in organization, communication, and research.

Parents are welcome to contact High School Counseling Administrative Assistant Mariana Mardegam at or  3747-4800 ext. 250 to make an appointment at any time.

We are proud members of the National Association for College Admission for Counseling (NACAC) and the International Association of College Admissions Counseling (IACAC). This membership includes abiding by the NACAC's Principles of Good Practice and Mandatory Practices. As such, we are committed to maintaining high standards of integrity and practice which foster ethical and social responsibility amongst students, parents, faculty, and university admissions to better serve students. Click here to read more about what this affiliation means. 

College Representatives

High School Profile

Paul Havern
Co-Director of College Counseling

Phyllis Halton
Interim College Counselor

Jeff Neill
College Counselor

Adriana Silveira
College Counselor for Brazilian Universities

Mariana Mardegam
High School Counseling Administrative Assistant

Av. José Galante, 425
São Paulo, SP - Brazil - 05642-000
+55 11 3747 4800
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