At BSW we focus on personalizing the college and university applications process, to help each student find the college or university that is right for them and ensure they will be happy and successful.College Counselor and School Liaison Officer, Mr. Simon Bird, helps all secondary students wishing to attend university in the U.S., U.K., Canada or explore other international opportunities.
At the beginning of each school year, the College Counselor invites all students and parents to hear presentations about applying to college and university. In the Lower Secondary, an overview of the whole process gives families a longer-term roadmap, while Year 11 and Year 12 learn about the applications procedure in detail.
Students in Year 11 and Year 12, together with their parents, meet with the Simon Bird, BSW College Counselor to begin the applications process. Simon works with families throughout the process and beyond, to make sure that each student is able to fulfill their potential. He ensures that students and families are aware of useful local events like the IB Americas College Fair and the World Bank College Fair, and at the school, hosts visitors from a wide range of universities in the US, Canada and UK.
With a thorough understanding of US, Canada and UK application processes, as well as those in a range of other countries from the Czech Republic to the Netherlands, we work individually with each student to achieve their college placement of choice.