College Counseling

The philosophy of the New Community Jewish High School College Counseling Department mirrors the overall philosophy of the school: we strive for excellence. In our view, excellence in college guidance is achieved when students, possessing a vast array of individual differences, are effectively matched with particular colleges/universities. Such an outcome, we believe, can only result via a highly personalized guidance process for each student.

The New Community Jewish High School College Counseling program:

  • Provides highly individualized counseling throughout the entire college application process that reflects students’ interests, personality, and intellectual goals.
  • Provides colleges with a comprehensive view of each student, made possible by the intimate nature of our school and College Counseling staff-student ratio.
  • Actively conveys the unique attributes of each student to college admissions officers.
  • Facilitates the creation of in-depth letters of recommendation from faculty and college counselors which are highly regarded by college admissions officers.

New Community Jewish High School’s academic curriculum prepares all of our students for a college/university education and our college guidance department helps each student find their unique path. Whether this path leads to a campus within the University of California or California State University systems, an Ivy League University, a small liberal arts college, an art or technical institute, a college in Israel, a two-year community college, or the military, each student is supported and advised throughout his/her journey.

Susan DeRuyter
Director of College Counseling /
Dean of Academic Advisement
New Community Jewish High School
22622 Vanowen Street
West Hills, CA 91307
Email: sderuyter@faculty.ncjhs.org
Phone: (818) 348-0048
Meredith Britt
Associate Director of College Counseling / Associate Dean of Academic Advisement
New Community Jewish High School
22622 Vanowen Street
West Hills, CA 91307
Email: mbritt@faculty.ncjhs.org
Phone: (818) 348-0048

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