college process

The college admissions process plays an important role in our high school students’ educational journey and in their individual journeys of self-discovery. From the moment students arrive as freshman, they are immersed in a college-bound culture designed to help them identify and realize their own goals and aspirations. With the active guidance of our college counselors and academic deans, as well as the support of our faculty, one hundred percent of our graduates who desire to attend college gain entry to a college or university of their choice.

Our careful and attentive planning involves both parents and students in a collaborative process that spans their high school years and is embedded in course work and course selection. The formal college search and application process kicks off in the spring of our students’ junior year with an informational evening for parents and with weekly seminars for the students. Following individual family meetings, students then meet regularly and individually with our college counseling staff to identify programs, colleges and universities that closely match their talents, aspirations and capabilities. We continue to meet with and support our students throughout their senior year as they complete their college applications. Frequent, open communication among the students, parents, college counselors, and the colleges themselves is key to a successful admissions process.

For More Information...

Jacqueline Pravda
Director of College Counseling
310.828-5582 ext. 205

Lisa Perry
College Counselor
310.828-5582 ext. 222

College Acceptances

New Roads School strives to prepare students for their post-secondary plans.  Typically, 90% of New Roads’ graduating seniors attend a 4-year school, while 10% choose to enroll in community college or pur­sue travel/internships.  Below is a list of the recent college acceptances our students have received.

Amherst College
University of Arizona
Bard College
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bucknell University
UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, LA, Merced, Riverside, SD, SB, SC
California College of the Arts
California Lutheran University
CSU Northridge, Pomona, SD, SF, Sonoma, San Luis Obispo
College of Charleston
University of Chicago
Clark University
Colby College
University of Colorado at Boulder
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duke University



Emerson College
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hofstra University
Howard University
Julliard School of Music
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University New Orleans
University of Michigan
Muhlenberg College
Musicians Institute
New York University
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Oregon
Pace University, New York City
Parsons The New School for Design
Pepperdine University


Pitzer College
Pratt Institute
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Puget Sound
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
Santa Monica College
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Skidmore College
Smith College
University of Southern California
Spelman College
St. John's University - Queens Campus
Syracuse University
University of Texas, Austin
Tufts University
Tulane University
Wesleyan University
Whittier College
Williams College
Yale University